Numbers 34:16-29

16 The LORD said to Moses,
17 “These are the names of the men who are to assign the land for you as an inheritance: Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun.
18 And appoint one leader from each tribe to help assign the land.
19 These are their names: Caleb son of Jephunneh, from the tribe of Judah;
20 Shemuel son of Ammihud, from the tribe of Simeon;
21 Elidad son of Kislon, from the tribe of Benjamin;
22 Bukki son of Jogli, the leader from the tribe of Dan;
23 Hanniel son of Ephod, the leader from the tribe of Manasseh son of Joseph;
24 Kemuel son of Shiphtan, the leader from the tribe of Ephraim son of Joseph;
25 Elizaphan son of Parnak, the leader from the tribe of Zebulun;
26 Paltiel son of Azzan, the leader from the tribe of Issachar;
27 Ahihud son of Shelomi, the leader from the tribe of Asher;
28 Pedahel son of Ammihud, the leader from the tribe of Naphtali.”
29 These are the men the LORD commanded to assign the inheritance to the Israelites in the land of Canaan.

Numbers 34:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
ESV
16 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
NLT
16 And the LORD said to Moses,
MSG
16 God spoke to Moses:
CSB
16 The Lord spoke to Moses,

Numbers 34:16-29 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO NUMBERS 34

In this chapter the bounds and borders of the land Canaan are described, according to the direction of the Lord to Moses, Nu 34:1,2, the south border, Nu 34:3-5, the western border, Nu 34:6, the north border, Nu 34:7-9, the east border, Nu 34:10-12, which is ordered to be divided by lot to the nine tribes and a half, two tribes and a half having received their inheritance on the other side Jordan, Nu 34:13-15, and the persons are nominated to divide the land, Eleazar and Joshua, with one prince out of every tribe, and who are mentioned by name, Nu 34:16-29.

Numbers 34:16-29 In-Context

14 because the families of the tribe of Reuben, the tribe of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance.
15 These two-and-a-half tribes have received their inheritance east of the Jordan across from Jericho, toward the sunrise.”
16 The LORD said to Moses,
17 “These are the names of the men who are to assign the land for you as an inheritance: Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun.
18 And appoint one leader from each tribe to help assign the land.
19 These are their names: Caleb son of Jephunneh, from the tribe of Judah;
20 Shemuel son of Ammihud, from the tribe of Simeon;
21 Elidad son of Kislon, from the tribe of Benjamin;
22 Bukki son of Jogli, the leader from the tribe of Dan;
23 Hanniel son of Ephod, the leader from the tribe of Manasseh son of Joseph;
24 Kemuel son of Shiphtan, the leader from the tribe of Ephraim son of Joseph;
25 Elizaphan son of Parnak, the leader from the tribe of Zebulun;
26 Paltiel son of Azzan, the leader from the tribe of Issachar;
27 Ahihud son of Shelomi, the leader from the tribe of Asher;
28 Pedahel son of Ammihud, the leader from the tribe of Naphtali.”
29 These are the men the LORD commanded to assign the inheritance to the Israelites in the land of Canaan.

Cross References 13

  • 1. Numbers 11:28; Deuteronomy 1:38; Joshua 14:1
  • 2. S Numbers 1:4; Numbers 1:4,16
  • 3. Joshua 14:1
  • 4. ver 29
  • 5. S Numbers 26:65
  • 6. Genesis 29:35; Deuteronomy 33:7; Psalms 60:7
  • 7. S Genesis 29:33; Genesis 49:5
  • 8. Genesis 49:27; Judges 5:14; Psalms 68:27
  • 9. Numbers 1:34
  • 10. Numbers 1:32
  • 11. S Genesis 30:20
  • 12. Numbers 1:40
  • 13. ver 19
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