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Joshua 13:1-33

13  And when Joshuaʽ was an old man, far gone in years, Jehovah said to him “You are an old man, far gone in years, and the country to a very great extent remains to be taken possession of. 2*  This is the country that remains: all the marks of the Philistines, and all the Geshurites, 3  from the Delta River on the frontier of Egypt to the northern boundary of ʽEkron (it counts as Canaanite), the five Sarns of the Philistines, the Ghazaite, the Ashdodite, the Ashkelonite, the Gathite, and the ʽEkronite, and the ʽAvvites 4*  on the south; all the Canaanite country, from Meʽarah, which belongs to the Phenicians, to Aphek, to the boundary of the Amorites; 5*  and the Gebalite country and all the Lebanon to the eastward, from Baal-Gad under Mount Hermon to Lebo-Hamath. 6  All the inhabitants of the highland, from the Lebanon to Misrephoth-Mayim, all the Phenicians, I will dispossess before the sons of Israel; only allot it to the Israelites as estate, as I commanded you to. 7  Now apportion this country as estate: to the nine tribes and the half-tribe Manasseh you shall give it from the Jordan to the great sea where the sun sets; the great sea shall bound it.” 8*  To the two tribes and the half-tribe Manasseh Moses gave on the east side of the Jordan; Jehovah’s servant Moses gave them 9  from ʽAroʽer on the brink of Arnon Arroyo and the city in the middle of the arroyo, and all the level from Medeba to Dibon, 10  and all the cities of King Sihon of the Amorites, whose capital was Heshbon, to the boundary of the Bene-ʽAmmon, 11  and Gilead and the territory of the Geshurites and the Maʽacathites, and all Mount Hermon, and all the Bashan to Salcah, 12  all the kingdom of King ʽOg of the Bashan whose capitals were ʽAshtaroth and Edreʽi—he was left over of the remnant of the ogres—; Moses defeated them and dispossessed them. 13  But the sons of Israel did not dispossess the Geshurites and the Maʽacathites, but Geshur and Maʽacah live in the midst of Israel to this day. 14  Only to the tribe of the Levites he gave no estate: Israel’s God Jehovah is their estate as he promised them. 15  And this is the assignment that Moses assigned to the sons of Israel in the Moab flats on the other side of the Jordan at Jericho. And Moses gave to the tribe of the sons of Reuben clan by clan; 16*  and they had their boundary from ʽAroʽer on the brink of Arnon Arroyo and the city in the middle of the arroyo, and all the level by Medeba, 17  Heshbon and all its cities in the level, Dibon and Bamoth-Baal and Beth-Baal-Meʽon 18  and Jahsah and Kedemoth and Mephaʽath 19  and Kirjathaim and Sibmah and Sereth-hash-Shahar on Vale Mountain 20  and Beth-Peghor and the steeps of the Pisgah and Beth-ha-Jeshimoth 21  and all the cities of the level and all the kingdom of King Sihon of the Amorites, whose capital was Heshbon, whom Moses defeated along with the princes of Midian, Evi and Rekem and Sur and Hur and Rebaʽ, Sihon’s dukes, the natives of the country; 22  and the soothsayer Balaam the son of Beʽor the sons of Israel killed with the sword over the slain. 23  And the boundary of the sons of Reuben was the Jordan as boundary. This is the estate of the sons of Reuben clan by clan, the cities and their villages. 24  And Moses gave to the tribe of Gad, the sons of Gad, clan by clan; 25  and they had as their territory Jaʽzer and all the cities of Gilead and half the country of the Bene-ʽAmmon, up to ʽAroʽer facing Rabbah, 26*  and from Heshbon to Mispeh Fell and Betonim, and from Mahanaim to the boundary of Lodebar, 27  and in the vale Beth-Haram and Beth-Nimrah and Succoth and Saphon, the rest of the kingdom of King Sihon of Heshbon, with the Jordan as boundary, to the edge of the Sea of Kinnereth, on the east side of the Jordan. 28  This is the estate of the sons of Gad clan by clan, the cities and their villages. 29*  And Moses gave to half the tribe of Manasseh clan by clan; 30  and their boundary was, from Mahanaim, all the Bashan, all the kingdom of King ʽOg of the Bashan, and all the Havvoth of Jair in the Bashan, sixty cities, 31  and half of Gilead, and ʽAshtaroth and Edreʽi, ʽOg’s capitals in the Bashan, for the sons of Makir the son of Manasseh, for half the sons of Manasseh, clan by clan. 32  This is what Moses assigned in the Moab flats on the east side of the Jordan at Jericho. 33  But to the tribe of Levi Moses gave no estate: Israel’s God Jehovah is their estate as he promised them.

Footnotes

13:2 (Geshurites) Susp.
13:4 Codd. and Meʽarah
13:5 (the Gebalite country) Susp.
13:8 Codd. Manasseh, the Reubenites and the Gadites, Moses Var. (beginning from Manasseh in verse 7) Manasseh. With it the Reubenites and the Gadites received their estate, which Moses gave them on the east side of the Jordan, as Jehovah’s servant Moses gave to them
13:16-17 Var. the level to Heshbon; all the cities in the level
13:26 Codd.* Lidbir
13:29 Var. of Manasseh; and half the tribe of the sons of Manasseh had, clan