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the cattle, the children of Israel took for a prey unto themselves; but every man they smote with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them, neither left they any that breathed'. 15 As the LORD commanded Moses

his servant, so did Moses command Joshua and so did Joshua; 1he left nothing undone of all that the LORD commanded Moses.

16) So Joshua took all that land, the hill country, and all the South, and all the land of Goshen, and the lowland', and the 'Arabah', and the hill country of Israel, and the lowland' of (17 the same from "mount Halak, that goeth up to Seir, even unto Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon under mount Hermon and all their kings he took, and smote them, and put them to 18 death1. Joshua made war a long (19) time with all those kings. °There

was not a city that made peace with the children of Israel, save the Hivites the inhabitants of Gibeon: they took (20) all in battle. °For it was of the LORD to harden their hearts, to come against Israel in battle, that he might *utterly destroy them, that they might have no favour, but that he might destroy them, as the LORD commanded Moses.

21) And Joshua came at that time, and cut off the Anakim from the hill country, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the hill country of Judah, and from all the

hill country of Israel: Joshua utterly destroyed them with their cities. 22 °There was none of the Anakim left in the land of the children of Israel: only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, 23 did some remain. So Joshua took

the whole land, according to all that the LORD spake unto Moses; and Joshua gave it for an inheritance unto Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. And the land had rest from war. 121 Now these are the kings of the land, whom the children of Israel smote, and possessed their land beyond Jordan toward the 'sunrising', from the Ivalley of Arnon unto mount Hermon, (2 and all the 'Arabah eastward: Sihon

1 Heb. he removed nothing. Or, the bare mountain 2 Heb. make strong.

king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, and ruled from Aroer, which is on the ledge of the valley of Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the 'valley', and half Gilead, even unto the river Jabbok, the bor(3 der of the children of Ammon; and the 'Arabah unto the sea of Chinneroth, eastward, and unto the sea of the 'Arabah', even the Salt Sea, leastward', the way to Beth-jeshimoth; and Ion the south, under the slopes (4 "of1 Pisgah : and the 'border1 of Og king of Bashan, of the remnant of the Rephaim, who dwelt at Ashtaroth 5 and at Edrei, and ruled in mount Hermon, and in 'Salecah', and in all Bashan, unto the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and half Gilead, the border of Sihon king of 6) Heshbon. Moses the servant of the

LORD and the children of Israel Ismote them: and Moses the servant of the LORD gave it for a possession unto the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh.


And these are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the children of Israel smote beyond Jordan westward', from Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon even unto mount Halak, that goeth up to Seir; and Joshua gave it unto the tribes of Israel for a possession according to their (8 divisions; in the hill country', and in the lowland', and in the 'Arabah', and in the slopes', and in the wilderness, and in the South; the Hittite', the 'Amorite', and the Canaanite, the Perizzite', the 'Hivite', 9 and the Jebusite: the king of Jericho, one; the king of Ai, which is 10 beside Beth-el, one; the king of

Jerusalem, one; the king of Hebron, 11 one; the king of Jarmuth, one; the 12 king of Lachish, one; the king of

Eglon, one; the king of Gezer, one; 13 the king of Debir, one; the king of 14 Geder, one; the king of Hormah, 15 one; the king of Arad, one; the king

of Libnah, one; the king of Adullam, 16 one; the king of Makkedah, one; 17 the king of Beth-el, one; the king of

Tappuah, one; the king of Hepher, 18 one; the king of Aphek, one; the

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VERSION OF 1611.-14 to breathe; 16 hills. . valley. . plain.. mountain.. valley; 17 (even).. (the).. slew; 19 (other); 20 that they should.. (and); 21 Anakims.. mountains. . mountains mountains; 22 Anakims..there remained; 23 said.. rested. XII. 1 which.. on the other side.. rising of the sun. . river. . plain on the east; 2 upon.. .bank. . river. . from. . river. .(from).. (which is); 3 (from)..plain to.. Cinneroth on the east.. plain.. on the east.. from.. Ashdoth; 4 coast.. (which was)..giants, that; 5 reigned.. Salcah; did..smite; 7 country which.. on this side. . on the west.. (the).. which; 8 mountains.. valleys.. plains. . springs.. (country).. Hittites.. Amorites.. Canaanites . Perizzites.. Hivites.. Jebusites. = [89]

19 king of Lassharon, one; the king of Madon, one; the king of Hazor, one; 20 the king of Shimron-meron, one; the 21 king of Achshaph, one; the king of Taanach, one; the king of Megiddo, 22 one; the king of Kedesh, one; the

king of Jokneam in Carmel, one; 23 the king of Dor in the 'height' of

Dor, one; the king of "Goiim in1 Gil24 gal, one; the king of Tirzah, one: all the kings thirty and one. 131 Now Joshua was old and well

stricken in years; and the LORD said unto him, Thou art old and well stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very much land to be possessed. 2 This is the land that yet remaineth: all the regions of the Philistines, 3 and all the Geshurites!; from the Shihor, which is before Egypt, even unto the border of Ekron northward, which is counted to the Canaanites : the five lords of the Philistines; the 'Gazites, and the 'Ashdodites', the 'Ashkelonites', the Gittites, and the 4 Ekronites; also the Avvim', lon the south all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that 'belongeth to the Zidonians', unto Aphek, to the 5 border of the Amorites: and the land of the Gebalites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrising, from Baal-gad under mount Hermon unto 6 the entering in of Hamath: all the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon unto Misrephoth-maim, leven' all the Zidonians; them will I drive out from before the children of Israel only allot thou it unto Israel for an inheritance, as I have 7 commanded thee. Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance unto the nine tribes, and the half tribe (8 of Manasseh. With him the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond Jordan eastward, even Moses the servant of the LORD gave 9 them; °from Aroer, that is on the ledge of the valley of Arnon, and the city that is in the 'middle' of the Ivalley', and all the "plain of Medeba 10 unto Dibon; and all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon, unto the border


1 Or, Naphath\-dor 3 Commonly called, the brook of 2 Or, nations Egypt. See Num. xxxiv. 5.

11 of the children of Ammon; and Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maacathites, and all mount Hermon, and all Bashan unto Sale12 cah; all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, which reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei (the same was left of the remnant of the Rephaim"); for these did Moses smite, and 'drave 13 them out. Nevertheless the children of Israel 'dravel not out the Geshurites, nor the Maacathites: but Geshur and Maacath dwelt in the Imidst of Israel, unto this day. 14 Only unto the tribe of Levi he gave none inheritance; the offerings of the LORD, the God of Israel, made by fire are his inheritance, as he Ispake unto him".


And Moses gave unto the tribe of the children of Reuben according to 16 their families. And their 'border was from Aroer, that is on the ledge of the valley of1 Arnon, and the city that is in the 'middle' of the 'valley, 17 and all the plain by Medeba; °Heshbon, and all her cities that are in the plain; Dibon, and Bamoth-baal, 18 and Beth-baal-meon; and 'Jahaz', and 19 Kedemoth, and Mephaath; and 'Kiriathaim', and Sibmah, and 'Zerethshahar in the mount of the valley; 20 and Beth-peor, and the slopes of 21 Pisgah, and Beth-jeshimoth; and all

the cities of the "plain, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses smote with the chiefs of Midian, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, the princes! of Sihon, that dwelt in the 'land'. 22 Balaam also the son of Beor, the

soothsayer, did the children of Israel slay with the sword among the rest 23 of their slain. And the border of the children of Reuben was Jordan, and the border thereof. This was the

inheritance of the children of Reuben according to their families, the cities and the villages thereof.


And Moses gave unto the tribe of Gad, unto the children of Gad, ac25 cording to their families. And their 'border was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the

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VERSION OF 1611.-22 of; 23 coast.. the nations of. XIII. 2 borders. . Geshuri; 3 Sihor.. borders.. Canaanite.. Gazathites. . Ashdothites. .Eshkalonites. . Avites; 4 from. . is beside.. Sidonians ..borders; 5 Giblites..into; 6 and.. Sidonians. . divide.. by lot. . the Israelites; 8 whom. . (have); 9 upon.. bank. . river.. midst.. river; 11 Salcah; 12 who remained.. giants. .cast; 13 expelled. . the Geshurites. . the Maachathites dwell among Israelites until; 14 sacrifices. . their . . said.. them; 15 (inheritance); 16 coast.. bank. . river.. midst.. river; 18 Jahazah; 19 Kirjathaim .. Zareth; 20 Ashdoth; 21 princes.. which were dukes . . dwelling.. country; 22 them that were.. by them; 23 after; 24 (inheritance).. (even); 25 coast. =[78]

children of Ammon, unto Aroer that 26 is before Rabbah; and from Heshbon unto Ramath-mizpeh, and Betonim; and from Mahanaim unto the 27 border of 1Debir; and in the valley, Beth-'haram', and Beth-nimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, Jordan and the border thereof, unto the uttermost part of the sea of Chinnereth beyond Jordan east28 ward. This is the inheritance of the children of Gad according to their families, the cities and 'the villages 'thereof.

And Moses gave inheritance unto the half tribe of Manasseh: and it was for the half tribe of the children of Manasseh 'according to their fami30 lies. And their 'border was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair, which are in Ba(31 shan, threescore cities: and half Gilead, and Ashtaroth, and Edrei, 'the' cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were 'for the children of Machir the son of Manasseh, even for the half of the children of Machir 'according to their families.


These are the inheritances! which Moses distributed' in the plains of Moab, beyond the Jordan at Jeri33 cho, eastward. But unto the tribe of Levi Moses gave none inheritance : the LORD, the God of Israel, 'is' their inheritance, as he 'spake unto them. 141 And these are the inheritances! which the children of Israel 'took in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers' houses of the tribes of the children of Israel, 2 distributed unto them, by the lot

of their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half 3 tribe. For Moses had given the inheritance of the two tribes and 'the' half tribe beyond Jordan: but unto the Levites he gave none inheritance 4 among them. For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim: and they gave 'portion unto the Levites in the land, save cities to dwell in, with 'the sub


1 Or, Lidebir 'Or, having Jordan \for aꞌ border

urbs thereof for their cattle and for 5 their substance. As the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did, and they divided the land. 6 Then the children of Judah Idrew nigh unto Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said unto him, Thou knowest the thing that the LORD spake unto Moses the man of God concerning me and 'concerning thee in Kadesh7 barnea. Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh-barnea to 'spy' out the land; and I brought him word 8 again as it was in mine heart. °Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart of the people melt but I wholly followed the LORD 9 my God. And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy foot hath trodden shall be an inheritance to thee' and 'to thy children for ever, because thou hast wholly followed the LORD my God. (10 And now, behold, the LORD hath

kept me alive, as he spake1, these forty and five years, 'from the time that the LORD spake this word unto Moses, while Israel walked in the wilderness and now, lo, I am this 11 day fourscore and five years old. As

yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, 'and' to go out (12 and to come in. Now therefore give

me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakim were there, and cities great and fenced: it may be that the LORD will be with me, and I shall drive them out, as 13) the LORD spakei. °And Joshua

blessed him; and he gave Hebron unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh for 14) an inheritance. Therefore Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the 'Kenizzite!, unto this day; because that he wholly followed the LORD, the God of Israel. 15 Now the name of Hebron beforetime was Kiriath-arba; which Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim1. And the land had rest from war.

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VERSION OF 1611.-27 aram.. his.. even.. edge. . Cinnereth on the other side; 28 after.. their; 29 this..the possession of.. by; 30 coast; 31 pertaining unto.. to.. (one).. by; 32 countries.. did distribute for inheritance.. on.. other side.. by; 33 not any. . was.. said. XIV. 1 countries.. inherited.. fathers. . for inheritance to; 2 was; 3 a.. on the other side; 4 therefore part.. their; 6 came.. Kenezite.. said; 7 espy; 9 feet have.. thine..children's; 10 said.. even since. .(the children of)..wandered; 11 both; 12 Anakims. .(that the).. (were).. if so.. then.. (be able to).. said; 14 Kenezite; 15 And.. before.. Kirjath. . a great.. Anakims. = [84]

15 (1) 'And the lot for the tribe of the children of Judah 'according to their families was unto the border of Edom, leven to the wilderness of Zin southward, at the uttermost part of the 2 south. And their south border was from the uttermost part of the Salt Sea, from the 'bay that looked south3 ward and it went out southward of the ascent of Akrabbim, and passed along to Zin, and went up by the south of Kadesh-barnea, and passed along by Hezron, and went up to 'Addar', and turned about to Karka: 4 °land' it passed 'along toꞌ Azmon, and went out at the brook of Egypt; and the goings out of the border were at the sea: this shall be your south 5 border. And the east border was the Salt Sea, even unto the end of Jordan. And the border of the north quarter was from the 1bay of 6 the sea at the end of Jordan: and the border went up to Beth-hoglah, and passed along by the north of Betharabah; and the border went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben: 7 and the border went up to Debir from the valley of Achor, and so northward, looking toward Gilgal, that is lover against the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south side of the river: and the border passed along to the waters of En-shemesh, and the goings out thereof were at En-rogel : 8 and the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom unto the 2side of the Jebusite southward' (the same is Jerusalem): and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lieth before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the ttermost part of the vale of Rephaim north9 ward and the border was drawn from the top of the mountain unto the fountain of the waters of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of mount Ephron; and the border was drawn to Baalah('the same' is 'Kiriath1(10) jearim): and the border 'turned about! from Baalah westward unto mount Seir, and passed along unto the side of mount Jearim on the north ('the same is Chesalon), and went down to Beth-shemesh, and passed along by 11 Timnah: and the border went out unto the side of Ekron northward:

1 Heb. tongue. 2 Heb. shoulder.

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and the border was drawn to Shikkeron', and passed along to mount Baalah, and went out at Jabneel; and the goings out of the border were 12 at the sea. And the west border

3 That is, The city of Arba. • Or, present

was to the great sea, and the 'border thereof. Thi is the border of the children of Judah round about according to their families.


And unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a portion among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of the LORD to Joshua, even Kiriath-arba, which Arba was the father of Anak ("the 14 same is Hebron). And Caleb drove lout thence the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, 15 the children of Anak. And he went

up thence against the inhabitants of Debir: 'now the name of Debir be16 foretime was 'Kiriath'-sepher. °And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kiriath1sepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife. 17 And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to 18 wife. And it came to pass, 'when' she came unto him, that she moved him to ask of her father a field and she lighted down from off her ass; and Caleb said unto her, What would19) est thou? And she said, Give me

a blessing; for that thou hast set me in the land of the South, give me also springs of water. And he gave her the upper springs and the nether springs.

20 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families.

21 And the uttermost cities of the tribe of the children of Judah toward the border of Edom in the South were Kabzeel, and Eder, and 22 Jagur; and Kinah, and Dimonah, 23 and Adadah; and Kedesh, and Ha24 zor, and Ithnan; Ziph, and Telem, 25 and Bealoth; and Hazorhadattah',

and Kerioth-hezron (the same is 26 Hazor); Amam, and Shema, and 27 Moladah; and Hazar-gaddah, and 28 Heshmon, and Beth-pelet; and Ha

zar-shual, and Beer-sheba, and Bizio29 thiah; Baalah, and lim, and 'Ezem; 30 and Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah;

Or, given me the land of the South

VERSION OF 1611.-XV. 1 This then . . of.. by.. even to.. was.. (coast); 2 shore.. looketh; 3 to the south side to Maaleh.. ascended. . on.. side Adar. . fetched a compass. . Karkaa; 4 from thence.. toward..unto.. river.. that coast. . coast; 5 their.. in.. uttermost part; 7 toward. . before

going up to towards; 8 south end.. valley. . the giants; 9 hill.. water which Kirjath; 10 compassed. which.. (side).. on to; 11 Shicron.. unto; 12 coast.. coast; 13 part.. the city of .. which city; 15 to.. and.. before Kirjath; 16 Kirjath; 18 as; 19 Who answered given a; 21 coast..southward; 25 Hazor, Hadattah.. Kerioth, and Hezron, which; 27 palet; 28 Bizjothjah; 29 Azem. [89]

31 and Ziklag, and Madmannah, and 32 Sansannah; and Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon: all the cities are twenty and nine, with their villages.


In the lowland', Eshtaol, and 'Zo34 rah, and Ashnah; and Zanoah, and 35 En-gannim, Tappuah, and Enam ; °Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Aze36 kah; and 'Shaaraim', and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim; fourteen cities with their villages.


Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdal38 gad; and 'Dilan', and Mizpeh, and 39 Joktheel; Lachish, and Bozkath, and 40 Eglon; and Cabbon, and 1Lahmam, 41 and Chithlish; and Gederoth, Beth

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Ekron, with her towns and her 46 villages: from Ekron even unto the sea, all that were by the side of Ashdod, with their villages.


Ashdod, her towns and her villages; Gaza, her towns and her villages; unto the 'brook of Egypt, and the great sea, and the border thereof.

48 And in the hill country, Shamir, 49 and Jattir, and Socoh; and Dannah, and Kiriathi-sannah (the same is 50 Debir); and Anab, and Eshtemoh, 51 and Anim; and Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages.

52 Arab, and Dumah, and 'Eshan'; 53 and Janim, and Beth-tappuah, and 54 Aphekah; and Humtah, and 'Kiri

ath-arba ('the same is Hebron), and Zior; nine cities with their villages. 55 Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and 'Ju56 tah; and Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and 57 Zanoah; Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities with their villages.

58 Halhul, Beth-zur, and Gedor: 59 and Maarath, and Beth-anoth, and Eltekon; six cities with their villages. 60 Kiriath-baal (the same is Kiriathi-jearim), and Rabbah; two cities with their villages.

61 In the wilderness, Beth-arabah, 62 Middin, and Secacah; and Nibshan,


1 Or, Lahması

2 Heb. daughters.

VERSION OF 1611.—33 (And).. valley.. Zoreah; 36 Sharaim; 38 Dilean; 43 Jiphtah; 46 lay near; 47 (with).. (with). . river; 48 mountains; 49 Kirjath. . which; 52 Eshean; 53 Janum; 54 Kirjath.. which; 55 Juttah; 60 Kirjath.. which.. Kirjath; 63 dwell. -XVI. 1 of . . fell.. by unto.. water.. to.. that goeth.. throughout mount; 2 goeth.. passeth.. borders.. Archi; 3 goeth.. coast.. Japhleti.. coast. . and to.. are; 4 So; 5 on the east side; 6 toward the sea to Michmethah .. (side). . went.. by.. to Janohah; 7 Janohah.. Naarath. . came to; 8 out.. unto. . river.. by; 9 And .separate.. among; 10 dwell among the Ephraimites.. serve under tribute. XVII. 1 There.. also a.. to wit. [82]

and the City of Salt, and En-gedi; six cities with their villages.


And as for the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out: but the Jebusites dwelt with the children of Judah at Jerusalem, unto this day.

16*1 And the lot for the children of
Joseph went out from the Jordan
lat Jericho, at the waters' of Jeri-
cho on the east, even the wilder-
ness, 'going up from Jericho 'through
2 the hill country to Beth-el; and lit
went out from Beth-el to Luz, and
Ipassed along unto the border of
3 the Archites to Ataroth; and it
went down westward to the 'border
of the Japhletites, unto the border!
of Beth-horon the nether, leven untol
Gezer and the goings out thereof
4 were at the sea. And the children
of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim,
5 took their inheritance. And the bor-
der of the children of Ephraim ac-
cording to their families was thus:
even the border of their inheritance
leastward was Ataroth-addar, unto
(6 Beth-horon the upper; and the bor-
der went out westward at Michme-
thath on the north; and the border
Iturned' about eastward unto Taanath-
shiloh, and passed along it on the
7 east of Janoah'; and it went down
from Janoah to Ataroth, and to
Naarah', and 'reached unto Jericho,
8) and went out at Jordan. From Tap-
puah the border went along west-
ward to the brook of Kanah; and
the goings out thereof were at the
sea. This is the inheritance of the
tribe of the children of Ephraim 'ac-
9) cording to their families; together
with the cities which were separa-
ted for the children of Ephraim in
the midst of the inheritance of the
children of Manasseh, all the cities
10 with their villages. And they drave
not out the Canaanites that dwelt in
Gezer: but the Canaanites dwelt in
the midst of Ephraim, unto this day,
and became servants to do task work!.
171 And this was the lot for the tribe
of Manasseh; for he was the first-
born of Joseph. As for Machir the
firstborn of Manasseh, the father of

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