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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Joshua 16:1-10

16  And the lot+ came out for the sons of Joseph+ from the Jordan+ at Jer′i·cho to the waters of Jer′i·cho eastward, the wilderness going up from Jer′i·cho into the mountainous region of Beth′el.+  And it went out from Beth′el belonging to Luz+ and passed over to the boundary of the Ar′chites+ at At′a·roth,  and it went down westward to the boundary of the Japh′le·tites as far as the boundary of Lower Beth-ho′ron+ and Ge′zer,+ and its termination proved to be at the sea.+  And the sons of Joseph,+ Ma·nas′seh and E′phra·im,+ proceeded to take possession of land.+  And the boundary of the sons of E′phra·im by their families came to be, yes, the boundary of their inheritance toward the east came to be At′a·roth-ad′dar,+ as far as Upper Beth-ho′ron;+  and the boundary went out to the sea. Mich·me′thath+ was on the north, and the boundary went around eastward to Ta′a·nath-shi′loh, and passed over eastward to Ja·no′ah.  And it went down from Ja·no′ah to At′a·roth and Na′a·rah and reached to Jer′i·cho+ and went out to the Jordan.  From Tap′pu·ah+ the boundary moved on westward to the torrent valley of Ka′nah,+ and its termination proved to be at the sea.+ This is the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of E′phra·im by their families.  And the sons of E′phra·im had enclave* cities+ in the midst of the inheritance of the sons of Ma·nas′seh, all the cities and their settlements. 10  And they did not drive away the Ca′naan·ites+ who were dwelling in Ge′zer,+ and the Ca′naan·ites continue dwelling in among E′phra·im down to this day+ and came to be subject to slavish forced labor.+

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Or, “separated; isolated.”