Joshua Chapter 19 |
1The second lot fell to Simeon. The portion of the tribe of the Simeonites, by their clans, lay inside the portion of the Judites. 2Their portion comprised: Beer-sheba—or Sheba—Moladah, 3Hazar-shual, Balah, Ezem, 4Eltolad, Bethul, Hormah, 5Ziklag, Beth-marcaboth, Hazarsu- sah, 6Beth-lebaoth, and Sharuhen—13 towns, with their villages. 7Ain, Rimmon, Ether, and Ashan: 4 towns, with their villages— 8together with all the villages in the vicinity of those towns, down to Baalath-beer [and] Ramath-negeb. That was the portion of the tribe of the Simeonites, by their clans. 9The portion of the Simeonites was part of the territory of the Judites; since the share of the Judites was larger than they needed, the Simeonites received a portion inside their portion.
10The third lot emerged for the Zebulunites, by their clans. The boundary of their portion: Starting at Sarid, 11their boundary ascended westward to Maralah, touching Dabbesheth and touching the wadi alongside Jokneam. 12And it also ran from Sarid along the eastern side, where the sun rises, past the territory of Chisloth-tabor and on to Daberath and ascended to Japhia. 13From there it ran [back] to the east, toward the sunrise, to Gath-hepher, to Eth-kazin, and on to Rimmon, where it curved to Neah. 14Then it turned—that is, the boundary on the north—to Hannathon. Its extreme limits were the Valley of Iphtah-el, 15Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah, and Bethlehem: 12 towns, with their villages. 16That was the portion of the Zebulunites by their clans—those towns, with their villages.
17The fourth lot fell to Issachar, the Issacharites by their clans. 18Their territory comprised: Jezreel, Chesulloth, Shunem, 19Hapharaim, Shion, Anaharath, 20Rabbith, Kishion, Ebez, 21Remeth, En-gannim, En-haddah, and Beth-pazzez. 22The boundary touched Tabor, Shahazimah, and Beth-shemesh; and their boundary ran to the Jordan: 16 towns, with their villages. 23That was the portion of the tribe of the Issacharites, by their clans—the towns with their villages.
24The fifth lot fell to the tribe of the Asherites, by their clans. 25Their boundary ran along Helkath, Hali, Beten, Achshaph, 26Allammelech, Amad, and Mishal; and it touched Carmel on the west, and Shihor- libnath. 27It also ran along the east side to Beth-dagon, and touched Zebulun and the Valley of Iphtah-el to the north, [as also] Beth-emek and Neiel; then it ran to Cabul on the north, 28Ebron, Rehob, Hammon, and Kanah, up to Great Sidon. 29The boundary turned to Ramah and on to the fortified city of Tyre; then the boundary turned to Hosah and it ran on westward to Mehebel, Achzib, 30Ummah, Aphek, and Rehob: 22 towns, with their villages. 31That was the portion of the tribe of the Asherites, by their clans—those towns, with their villages.
32The sixth lot fell to the Naphtalites, the Naphtalites by their clans. 33Their boundary ran from Heleph, Elon-bezaanannim, Adami-nekeb, and Jabneel to Lakkum, and it ended at the Jordan. 34The boundary then turned westward to Aznoth-tabor and ran from there to Hukok. It touched Zebulun on the south, and it touched Asher on the west, and Judah at the Jordan on the east. 35Its fortified towns were Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Chinnereth, 36Adamah, Ramah, Hazor, 37Kedesh, Edrei, En-hazor, 38Iron, Migdal-el, Horem, Beth-anath, and Beth-shemesh: 19 towns, with their villages. 39That was the portion of the tribe of the Naphtalites, by their clans—the towns, with their villages.
40The seventh lot fell to the tribe of the Danites, by their clans. 41Their allotted territory comprised: Zorah, Eshtaol, Ir-shemesh, 42Shaalabbin, Aijalon, Ithlah, 43Elon, Timnah, Ekron, 44Eltekeh, Gibbethon, Baalath, 45Jehud, Bene-berak, Gath-rimmon, 46Me-jarkon, and Rakkon, at the border near Joppa. 47But the territory of the Danites slipped from their grasp. So the Danites migrated and made war on Leshem. They captured it and put it to the sword; they took possession of it and settled in it. And they changed the name of Leshem to Dan, after their ancestor Dan. 48That was the portion of the tribe of the Danites, by their clans—those towns, with their villages.
49When they had finished allotting the land by its boundaries, the Israelites gave a portion in their midst to Joshua son of Nun. 50At the command of the Lord they gave him the town that he asked for, Timnath-serah in the hill country of Ephraim; he fortified the town and settled in it.
51These are the portions assigned by lot to the tribes of Israel by the priest Eleazar, Joshua son of Nun, and the heads of the ancestral houses, before the Lord at Shiloh, at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting.