Joshua 13

1 Now Joshua had grown old and was advanced in years. So Jehovah said to him: “You have grown old and are advanced in years; but much of the land remains to be taken in possession.

2 This is the land remaining: all the regions of the Philisʹtines and all the Geshʹurites

3 (from the branch of the Nile that is east of Egypt up to the border of Ekʹron to the north, which used to be considered Caʹnaanite territory) including that of the five lords of the Philisʹtines—the Gazʹites, the Ashʹdodites, the Ashʹkelonites, the Gitʹtites, and the Ekʹronites; that of the Avʹvim

4 to the south; all the land of the Caʹnaanites; Mearʹah, which belongs to the Sidoʹnians, as far as Aʹphek, to the border of the Amʹorites;

5 the land of the Geʹbalites and all of Lebʹanon toward the east, from Baʹal-gad at the base of Mount Herʹmon to Leʹbo-haʹmath;

6 all the inhabitants of the mountainous region from Lebʹanon to Misʹrephoth-maʹim; and all the Sidoʹnians. I will drive them out before the Israelites. You have only to assign it to Israel as an inheritance, just as I have commanded you.

7 Now you must apportion this land as an inheritance to the nine tribes and the half tribe of Manasʹseh.”

8 With the other half tribe, the Reuʹbenites and the Gadʹites took their inheritance that Moses gave them on the east side of the Jordan, just as Moses the servant of Jehovah had given them:

9 from Aroʹer, which is on the rim of the Arʹnon Valley, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the tableland of Medʹeba as far as Diʹbon;

10 and all the cities of King Siʹhon of the Amʹorites, who reigned in Heshʹbon, up to the border of the Amʹmonites;

11 also Gilʹead and the territory of the Geshʹurites and the Maacʹathites and all Mount Herʹmon and all Baʹshan as far as Salʹecah;

12 all the royal realm of Og in Baʹshan, who reigned in Ashʹtaroth and in Edʹrei. (He was one of the last of the Rephʹaim.) Moses defeated them and drove them out.

13 But the Israelites did not drive out the Geshʹurites and the Maacʹathites, for Geshʹur and Maʹacath live in the midst of Israel to this day.

14 It was only to the tribe of the Levites that he did not give an inheritance. The offerings made by fire to Jehovah the God of Israel are their inheritance, just as he promised them.

15 Then Moses gave an inheritance to the tribe of the Reuʹbenites by their families,

16 and their territory was from Aroʹer, which is on the rim of the Arʹnon Valley, and the city in the middle of the valley, and all the tableland by Medʹeba;

17 Heshʹbon and all its towns on the tableland, Diʹbon, Baʹmoth-baʹal, Beth-baʹal-meʹon,

18 Jaʹhaz, Kedʹemoth, Mephʹaath,

19 Kiriathaʹim, Sibʹmah, and Zeʹreth-shaʹhar on the mountain of the valley,

20 Beth-peʹor, the slopes of Pisʹgah, Beth-jeshʹimoth,

21 all the cities of the tableland, and all the royal realm of King Siʹhon of the Amʹorites, who reigned in Heshʹbon. Moses defeated him and the Midʹianite chieftains Eʹvi, Reʹkem, Zur, Hur, and Reʹba, vassals of Siʹhon who were dwelling in the land.

22 Baʹlaam the son of Beʹor, the diviner, was one whom the Israelites killed with the sword along with the rest who were slain.

23 The boundary of the Reuʹbenites was the Jordan; and this territory was the inheritance of the Reuʹbenites by their families, with the cities and their settlements.

24 Furthermore, Moses gave an inheritance to the tribe of Gad, the Gadʹites by their families,

25 and their territory included Jaʹzer and all the cities of Gilʹead and half of the land of the Amʹmonites as far as Aroʹer, which faces Rabʹbah;

26 and from Heshʹbon to Raʹmath-mizʹpeh and Betʹonim, and from Mahanaʹim to the border of Deʹbir;

27 and in the valley, Beth-haʹram, Beth-nimʹrah, Sucʹcoth, and Zaʹphon, the rest of the royal realm of King Siʹhon of Heshʹbon, with the Jordan as the border from the lower end of the Sea of Chinʹnereth on the east side of the Jordan.

28 This was the inheritance of the Gadʹites by their families, with the cities and their settlements.

29 Further, Moses gave an inheritance to the half tribe of Manasʹseh, to half of the tribe of Manasʹseh by their families.

30 And their territory extended from Mahanaʹim and took in all of Baʹshan, all the royal realm of King Og of Baʹshan, and all the tent villages of Jaʹir in Baʹshan, 60 towns.

31 And half of Gilʹead, and Ashʹtaroth and Edʹrei, the cities of the royal realm of Og in Baʹshan, went to the sons of Maʹchir the son of Manasʹseh, to half of the sons of Maʹchir by their families.

32 These were the inheritances that Moses gave them on the desert plains of Moʹab beyond the Jordan, east of Jerʹicho.

33 But to the tribe of the Levites, Moses did not give an inheritance. Jehovah the God of Israel is their inheritance, just as he promised them.

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