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Joshua 14:1-15

14  And this is what the sons of Israel were assigned in Canaan, what Priest Eleazar and Joshuaʽ the son of Nun and the heads of families of the tribes assigned to the sons of Israel; 2  their assignment was by lot, as Jehovah had commanded by Moses, to the nine tribes and the half-tribe, 3  because Moses had given the assignment of the two and a half tribes on the other side of the Jordan, and the Levites were given no assignment among them. 4  For the sons of Joseph had come to be two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim, and they gave the Levites no share in the country except cities to live in and their glebes for their stock and means. 5  As Jehovah had commanded Moses, so the sons of Israel did, and divided the country. 6  And the sons of Judah approached Joshuaʽ at the Gilgal, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenazite said to him “You know the word Jehovah spoke to Moses the man of God about you and me at Kadesh-Barneaʽ. 7*  I was forty years old when Jehovah’s servant Moses sent me from Kadesh-Barneaʽ to reconnoiter the country, and I brought him back word as I honestly thought, 8  but my brothers who had gone up with me melted down the people’s hearts while I altogether followed my God Jehovah. 9  And Moses swore that day ‘The country your feet trod on shall belong to you and to your sons forever as estate because you altogether followed my God Jehovah.’ 10  And now here has Jehovah kept me alive, as he promised, these forty-five years since Jehovah spoke this word to Moses, while Israel went in the wilderness; and now here I am today eighty-five years old. 11  I am still strong today as I was on the day Moses sent me; my strength now is the same as my strength then, for fighting and for going out and in. 12*  Now give me this highland that Jehovah promised on that day, because you heard on that day that there were ʽAnakites there and great fortified cities; perhaps Jehovah will be with me and I shall dispossess them as Jehovah promised.” 13  And Joshuaʽ blessed him and gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as estate; 14  that is how Hebron came to belong to Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenazite to this day, since he had altogether followed Israel’s God Jehovah. 15  And the former name of Hebron was Kirjath-Arbogh; it was the headquarters of the ʽAnakites.


14:7 Lit. as was with my heart
14:12 Or on that day (for you heard on that day), because there are