Joshua 16

1 And the land that fell by lot to the descendants of Joseph was from the Jordan at Jerʹicho to the waters east of Jerʹicho, through the wilderness going up from Jerʹicho into the mountainous region of Bethʹel.

2 It extended from Bethʹel belonging to Luz and continued to the boundary of the Arʹchites at Atʹaroth,

3 then it went down westward to the boundary of the Japhʹletites as far as the boundary of Lower Beth-hoʹron and Geʹzer, and it ended at the sea.

4 So Joseph’s descendants, Manasʹseh and Eʹphraim, took possession of their land.

5 The boundary of the descendants of Eʹphraim by their families was as follows: The boundary of their inheritance to the east was Atʹaroth-adʹdar, as far as Upper Beth-hoʹron,

6 and the boundary extended to the sea. Michmeʹthath was on the north, and the boundary went around east to Taʹanath-shiʹloh, and it passed on the east to Janoʹah.

7 Then it went down from Janoʹah to Atʹaroth and Naʹarah and reached to Jerʹicho and extended to the Jordan.

8 From Tapʹpuah the boundary continued westward to the Wadi of Kaʹnah, and it ended at the sea. This is the inheritance of the tribe of Eʹphraim by their families;

9 the descendants of Eʹphraim also had enclave cities in the midst of the inheritance of Manasʹseh, all the cities and their settlements.

10 But they did not drive away the Caʹnaanites who were dwelling in Geʹzer, and the Caʹnaanites continue to dwell among Eʹphraim to this day and have been subjected to forced labor.

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