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2 Heb.

Before the going up of Adummim, and descend


children of Zebulun according to their ed to a the stone of Bohan the son of Reu 1444.

families : and the border of their inherben,

litance was to Sarid: 18 And passed along towards the side

11 And their border went up towards over against i Arabah northward, and

the sea, and Maralah, and reached to went down to Arabah:

Dabbasheth, and reached to the river 19 And the border passed along to the

that is before Jokneam, side of Beth-hoglah northward : and the

12 And turned from Sarid eastward, limits of the border were at the north

towards the sun-rising, to the border of 2 bay of the salt sea at the south end of

a c. 15. 6.

Chisloth-tabor, and then goeth out to Jordan. This was the south border.

Daberath, and goeth up to Japhia, 30 And Jordan was the border of it on

13 And from thence passeth along on the east side. This was the inheritance

the east to Gittah-hepher, to Ittah-kazin, of the children of Benjamin, by the limits

and goeth out to Remmon-1 methoar to of it round about, according to their fam

Neah; ilies.

14 And the border compasseth it on 21 Now the cities of the tribe of the 1 or, the the north side to Hannathon: and the children of Benjamin, according to their plain. limits of it are in the valley of Jiphthahfamilies, were Jericho, and Beth-hoglah,

el : and the valley of Keziz,

15 And Kattath, and Nahallal, and 22 And Beth-arabah, and Zemaraim,

Shimron, and Idalah, and Beth-lehem; and Beih-el,

twelve cities with their villages. 23 And Avim, and Parah, and

16 This is the inheritance of the chile Ophrah,

dren of Zebulun according to their fami24 And Chephar-haamonai, and Oph

lies, these cities with their villages.

longue. ni, and Gaba; twelve cities with their

17 1 And the fourth lot came out to villages :

Issachar, for the children of Issachar ac25 Gibeon, and Ramah, and Beeroth,

cording to their families. 26 And Mizpeh, and Chephirah, and

18 And their border was towards JezMozah,

reel, and Chesulloth, and Shunem, 27 And Rekem, and Irpeel, and Tara

19 And Hapharaim, and Shihon, and lah,

Anaharath, 28 And Zelah, Eleph, and Jebusi,

20 And Rabbith, and Kishion, and (which is Jerusalem) Gibeath, and Kir

Abez, jath; fonrteen cities with their villages.

21 And Remeth, and En-gannim, and This is the inheritance of the children

En-haddah, and Beth-pazzez; of Benjamin according to their families,

22 And the border reacheth to Tabor, CHAP. XIX.

and Shahazimah, and Beth-shemesh, 1 The lot of Simeon, 10 of Zebulun, 17 of Issa. 1 or, which and the limits of their

border were at Jor: char, 21 of Asher, 32 of Naphtali

, 40 and of is drawn. dan : sixteen cities with their villages. Dan. 49 The children of Israel give an in.

23 This is the inheritance of the tribe heritance to Joshua.

of the children of Issachar according to ND the second lot came forth to

their families, the cities and their vil

lages. children of Simeon according to their

24 1 And the fifth lot came out for the families: and their inheritance was with

tribe of the children of Asher according in the inheritance of the children of Ju

to their families. dah.

25 And their border was Helkath, and 2 And they had in their inheritance,

Hali, and Belen, and Achshaph, Beersheba, and Sheba, and Moladah.

26 And Alammelech, and Amad, and 3 And Hazar-shual, and Balah, and

Misheal; and reacheth to Carmel westAzem,

ward, and to Shihor-libnath ; 4 And Eltolad, and Bethul, and Hor

27 And turneth towards the sun-rising mah,

to Beth-dagon, and reacheth to Zebulun, 5 And Ziklag, and Beth-marcaboth,

and to the valley of Jiphthah-el towards and Hazar-susah,

the north side of Beth-emek, and Neiel, 6 And Beth-lebaoth, and Sheruhen;

and goeth out to Cabul on the left thirteen cities and their villages :

hand, 7 Ain, Remmon, and Ether, and Ash

28 And Hebron, and Rehob, and Haman; four cities and their villages :

mon, and Kanah, even to great Zidon; 8 And all the villages that were around

29 And then the border turneth to Rathese cities to Baalath-beer, Ramath of

mah, and to the strong city ? Tyre; ard the south. This is the inheritance of

the border turneth to Hosah : and the the tribe of the children of Simeon ac

limits of it are at the sea from the coast cording to their families.

to Achzib: 9 Out of the portion of the children of

30 Ummah also, and Aphek, and ReJudah was the inheritance of the chil

hob: twenty and two cities with their dren of Simeon: for the part of the chil

villages. dren of Judah was too much for them :

31 This is the inheritance of the tribe therefore the children of Simeon had

of the children of Asher according to their inheritance within the inheritance

their families, these cities with their vilof them

2 Heb. Tzor. lages. 10 9 And the third lot came up for the

32 | The sixth lot came out to the chil.

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Before dren of Naphtali, even for the children of


2 Speak to the children of Israel, sayNaphtali according to their families.

1444. ing, a Appoint for you cities of refuge, 33 And their border was from Heleph,

of which I spoke to you by the hand of from Allon to Zaanannim, and Adami,

Moses: Nekeb, and Jabneel, to Lakum; and the

3 That the slayer that killeth any perlimits ihereof were at Jordan:

3 or, over son unawares and ignorantly, may fee 34 And then the border turneth west- against. thither: and they shall be your refuge ward to Aznoth-tabor, and goeth out

from the avenger of blood. from thence to Hukkok, and reacheth to

4 And when he that doth flee to one of Zebulun on the south side, and reacheth

those cities shall stand at the entering of to Asher on the west side, and to Judah

the gate of the city, and shall declare his upon Jordan towards the sun-rising.

cause in the ears of the elders of that 35 And the fortified cities are Ziddim,

city, they shall take him into the city to Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath, and Cin-Acts 9. 36. them, and give him a place, that he may

4 . nereth,

dwell among them. 36 And Adamah, and Ramah, and

5 And if the avenger of blood shall Hazor,

pursue him, then they shall not deliver 37 And Kedesh, and Edrei, and En

ihe slayer into his hand; because he hazor,

smote his neighbor ignorantly, and had 38 And Iron, and Migdal-el, Horem,

not hated him before. and Beth-anath, and Beth-shemesh - Judges 18. 6 And he shall dwell in that city, unnineteen cities with their villages.

til he shall stand before the congregation 39 This is the inheritance of the tribe

for judgment, and buntil the death of the of the children of Naphtali according to

high-priest that shall be in those days: their families, the cities and their villages.

then shall the slayer return, and come to 40 | And the seventh lot came out for

his own city, and to his own house, to the tribe of the children of Dan according

the city from whence he fled. to their families.

79 And they 1 appointed Kedesh in 41 And the border of their inheritance - c. 24. 30.

Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem was Zorah, and Eshtaol, and Ir-shemesh,

in mount Epbraim, and Kirjath-arba, 42 And Shaalabbim, and Ajalon, and

(which is Hebron) in the mountain of

Numb. 34. Jetblah,

Judah. 43 And Elon, and Thimnathah, and

8 And on the other side of Jordan by Ekron,

Jericho eastward, they assigned « Bezer 44 And Eltekeh, and Gibbethon, and

in the wilderness upon the plain out of Baalath,

the tribe of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gil45 And Jehud, and Bene-berak, and

ead out of the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Gathrimmon,

Bashan out of the tribe of Manasseh. 46 And Me-jarkon, and Rakkon, with

9 These were the cities appointed for the border 3 before 4 Japho.

*Ex. 21. 13. all the children of Israel, and for the 47 And the border of the children of Numb.35.6.

stranger sojourning among them, that

11. 14. Dan, went out too lillle for them: there

Deut. 19. 2

whoever should killany person unawares fore the children of Dan went up to fight

might Aee thither, and not die by the against Leshem, and took it, and smote

hand of the avenger of blood, until he it with the edge of the sword, and pos

stood before the congregation. sessed it, and dwelt in it, and called Le

CHAP. XXI. shem, a Dan, after the name of Dan their father.

3 Eight and forty cities given by lot out of the

other tribes to the Lerites. 43 God gave the 48 This is the inheritance of the tribe Numb. 35. land, and rest to the Israelites, according to of the children of Dan according to their 25.

his promise. families, these cities with their villages.

THEN came near the heads of the 49 T When they had made an end of dividing the land for inheritance by their

the priest, and to Joshua the son of Nun, borders, the children of Israel gave an

and to the heads of the fathers of the inheritance to Joshua the son of Nun

tribes of the children of Israel; among them:

1 Heb. sanc

2 And they spoke to them at Shiloh in 50 According to the word of the LORD tified. the land of Canaan, saying, a the LORD they gave him the city which he asked,

commanded by the hand of Moses to give even o Timnath-serah in mount Ephraim:

us cities to dwell in, with their suburbs and he built the city, and dwelt in it.

for our cattle. 51 - These are the inheritances which

3 And the children of Israel gave to Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of

the Levites out of their inheritance, at Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the

the commandment of the LORD, these tribes of the children of Israel, divided Deut. 4. 43. cities and their suburbs.

1 Ch. 6. 78. for an inheritance by lot in Shiloh before

4 And the lot came out for the famithe LORD, at the door of the tabernacle of

lies of the Kohathites : and the children the congregation. So they made an end

of Aaron the priest, who were of the Leof dividing the country.

vites, bad by lot out of the tribe of Judah, CHAP. XX.

and out of the tribe of Simeon, and out 1 God commandeth, 7 and the childten of Is

of the tribe of Benjamin, thirteen cities. rael appoint the siz cities of refuge. a Numb. 36.

5 And the rest of the children of Ko

hath had by lot out of the families of the ,

tribe of Ephraim, and out of the tribe of

THE LORD also spoke to Joshua, say-| 2*


Before Dan, and out of the half-tribe of Manas

27 | And to the children of Gershon,

CHRIST, seh, ten cities.

1444. of the families of the Levites, out of the 6 And the children of Gershon had by

other half-tribe of Manasseh they gave lot out of the families of the tribe of Is

Golan in Bashan with its suburbs, to be a sachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and

city of refuge for the slayer, and Beeshout of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of

terah with its suburbs; two cities. the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, 1 Heb. call, 28 And out of the tribe of Issachar, thirteen cities.

Kishon with its suburbs, Dabareh with 7 The children of Merari by their

its suburbs, families had out of the tribe of Reuben,

29 Jarmuth with its suburbs, En-ganand out of the tribe of Gad, and out of

nim with its suburbs; four cities. the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

30 And out of the tribe of Asher, Mi8 And the children of Israel gave by

shal with its suburbs, Abdon with its sublot to the Levites these cities with their

urbs, suburbs, as the LORD commanded by the

31 Helkath with its suburbs, and Rehand of Moses.

hob with its suburbs; four cities. 97 And they gave out of the tribe of 2 or, the children of Judah, and out of the tribe

32 And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kirjatharba.

Kedesh in Galilee with its suburbs, to be of the children of Simeon, these cities

a city of refuge for the slayer; and Hamwhich are here i mentioned by name,

moth-dor with its suburbs, and Kartan 10 Which the children of Aaron, be

with its suburbs; three cities. ing of the families of the Kohathites,

33 All the cities of the Gershonites, who were of the children of Levi, had:

according to their families, were thirteen for theirs was the first lot.

cities with their suburbs. 11 And they gave them 2 the city of

34 | And to the families of the chilArba the father of Anak (which city is

dren of Merari, the rest of the Levites, out Hebron) in the hill-country of Judah,

of the tribe of 2.ebulun, Jokneam with its with its suburbs round it.

suburbs, and Kartah with its suburbs, 12 But the fields of the city, and its

35 Dimnah with its suburbs, Nahalal villages, they gave to Caleb the son of

with its suburbs; four cities. Jephunneh for his possession.

bc. 14. 14.

36 And out of the tribe of Reuben, 13 1 Thus they gave to the children of 1 Chr. 6. 56. Bezer with its suburbs, and Jahazah

with Aaron the priest, Hebron with its sub

its suburbs, urbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer;

37 Kedemoth with its suburbs, and and Libnah with its suburbs,

Mephaath with its suburbs; four cities. 14 And Jattir with its suburbs, and

38 And out of the tribe of Gad, RaEshtemoa with its suburbs,

moth in Gilead with its suburbs to be a 15 And Holon with its suburbs, and

city of refuge for the slayer; and MahaDebir with its suburbs,

naim with its suburbs, 16 And Ain with its suburbs, and Jut

39 Heshbon with its suburbs, Jazer tah with its suburbs, and Beth-shemesh

with its suburbs; four cities in alí. with its suburbs; nine cities out of those

40 So all the cities for the children of two tribes.

Merari by their families, which'were re17 And out of the tribe of Benjamin,

maining of the families of the Levites, Gibeon with its suburbs, Geba with its

were by their lot twelve cities. suburbs,

41 All the cities of the Levites within 18 Anathoth with its suburbs, and Al

the possession of the children of Israel mon with its suburbs; four cities.

were forty and eight cities with their sub19 All the cities of the children of

urbs. Aaron, the priests, were thirteen cities

Cc. 23. 14.

42 These cities were every one with with their suburbs.

their suburbs around them. Thus were 201 And the families of the children

all these cities. of Kohath, the Levites who remained of

43 4 And the LORD gave to Israel all the children of Kohath, even they had

the land which he swore to give to their the cities of their lot out of the tribe of

fathers: and they possessed it, and dwelt Ephraim.

in it. 21 For they gave them Shechem with

44 And the Lord gave them rest on its suburbs in mount Ephraim, to be a

all sides, according to all that he swore city of refuge for the slayer; and Gezer

to their fathers: and there stood not a with its suburbs,

man of all their enemies before them; 22 And Kibzaim with its suburbs, and

the Lord delivered all their enemies into Beth-horon with its suburbs; four cities.

their hand. 23 And out of the tribe of Dan, Elte

45 • There failed not aught of any keh with its suburbs, Gibbethon with its

good thing which the Lord had spoken suburbs,

to the house of Israel; all came to pass. 24 Ajalon with its suburbs, Gath

CHAP. XXII. rimmon with its suburbs; four cities.

1 The trdo tribes and a half with a blessing, 25 And out of the half-tribe of Manas

are sent home : 10. They build the altar of seh, Taanach with its suburbs, and Gaih

testimony in their journey: 11 The Israelites

are offended at this : 21 They give them good rimmon with its suburbs; two cities.

satisfaction. 26 All the cities were ten with their

VHEN Joshua called the Reubenites, suburbs, for the families of the children of Kohath that remained.

lof Manasseh,


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Before 2 And said to them, Ye have kept all


of the house of their fathers among the that Moses the servant of the Lord com


thousands of Israel. manded you, and have obeyed my voice

15 And they came to the children of in all that I commanded you:

Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and 3 Ye have not left your brethren these

to the half-tribe of Manasseh, to the land many days to this day, but have kept the

of Gilead, and they spoke with them, charge of the commandment of the

saying, LORD your God.

16 Thus saith the whole congregation 4 And now the LORD your God hath

of the LORD, What trespass is this that given rest to your brethren, as he prom. a Num. 32 ye have committed against the God of ised them: therefore now return ye, and 33. Israel, to turn away this day from followgo to your tents, and to the land of your c. 13. 8. ing the LORD, in that ye have built you possession, a which Moses the servant of

an altar, that ye might rebel this day the LORD gave you on the other side of

against the Lord? Jordan.

17 Is the iniquity of Peor too little 5 But take diligent heed to perform

for us, from which we are not cleansed the commandment and the law, which

until this day, although there was a Moses the servant of the Lord charged

plague in the congregation of the LORD,

Deut. 10. you, o to love the LORD your God, and to

18 But that ye must turn away this walk in all his ways, and to keep his

day from following the LORD ? and it commandments, and to cleave to him,

will be, seeing ye rebel to-day against the and to serve him with all your heart, and

LORD, that to-morrow he will be wroth with all your soul.

with the whole congregation of Israel. 6 So Joshua blessed them and sent

19 Notwithstanding, if the land of them away; and they went to their tents.

your possession is unclean, then pass ye 7 1 Now to the one half of the tribe 1 Heb. over to the land of the possession of the of Manasseh Moses had given possession house of the LORD, in which the Lord's tabernacle in Bashan: but to the other half of it gave


dwelleth, and take possession among us: Joshua among their brethren on this

but rebel not against the LORD, nor rebel side of Jordan westward. And when

against us, in building you an altar beJoshua sent them away also to their tents,

sides the altar of the LORD our God. then he blessed them,

20 d Did not Achan the son Zerah 8 And he spoke to them, saying, Re

commit a trespass in the accursed thing, turn with much riches to your tents, and

and wrath fall on all the congregation with very many cattle, with silver, and

of Israel ? and that man perished not with gold, and with brass, and with iron,

alone in his iniquity. and with very much raiment: divide

21 1 Then the children of Reuben, the spoil of your enemies with your

and the children of Gad, and the halfbrethren.

tribe of Manasseh answered, and said to 9 | And the children of Reuben, and

the heads of the thousands of Israel, the children of Gad, and the half-tribe

22 The LORD God of gods, the LORD of Manasseh returned, and departed

God of gods, he knoweth, and Israel he from the children of Israel out of Shi- Num. 25. 4. shall know; if it is in rebellion, or if in loh, which is in the land of Canaan, to

transgression against the LORD, (save us go to the country of Gilead, to the land

not this day,) of their possession, of which they were

23 That we have built us an altar to possessed, according to the word of the

turn from following the LORD, or if to Lord by the hand of Moses.

offer on it burnt-offering, or meat-offer10 And when they came to the bor-/dc.7. 1. 5. ing, or if to offer peace-offerings on it, ders of Jordan, that are in the land of

let the LORD himself require it; Canaan, the children of Reuben, and

24 And if we have not rather done it the children of Gad, and the half-tribe

for fear of this thing, saying, 2 In time of Manasseh built there an altar by Jor

to come your children may speak to our dan, a great altar to the sight.

children, saying, What have ye to do 11 / And the children of Israel heard

with the Lord God of Israel ? it said, Behold, the children of Reuben, 2 Heb. 25 For the Lord hath made Jordan a and the children of Gad, and the half-To-morrow. boundary between us and you, ye chiltribe of Manasseh, have built an altar

dren of "Reuben and children of Gad; over against the land of Canaan, in the

ye have no part in the LORD. So shall borders of Jordan, at the passage of the

your children make our children cease children of Israel.

from fearing the LORD. 12 And when the children of Israel

26 Therefore we said, Let us now preheard of it, the whole congregation of

(Gen. 31. 48. pare to build us an altar, not for burntthe children of Israel assembled at Shi

c. 24. 27. offering, nor for sacrifice: loh, to go up to war against them.

Ver. 34. 27 But that it may be a witness be13 And the children of Israel sent to

tween us, and you, and our generations the children of Reuben, and to the chil

after us, that we may do the service of dren of Gad, and to the half-tribe of

the Lord before him with our burnt-ofManasseh into the land of Gilead, Phine

ferings, and with our sacrifices, and with has the son of Eleazar the priest,

our peace-offerings; that your children 14 And with him ten prínces, of each

may not say to our children in time to I chief house a prince throughout all the

come, Ye have no part in the LORD. tribes of Israel; and each one was a head

28 Therefore said we, that it shall be,

in their

1 Heb.
come into

ised you.

Before when they shall so say to us or to our

sess their land, as the LORD your God

CHRIST, generations in time to come, that we may 1444. hath promised to you. say, Behold the pattern of the altar of

6 Be ye therefore very courageous to the LORD, which our fathers made, not

keep and to do all that is written in the for barnt-offerings, nor for sacrifices;

book of the law of Moses, b that ye turn but it is a witness between us and you.

not aside from it to the right hand or to 29 Far be it from us that we should 3 Heb. it

the left; rebel against the Lord, and turn this was good 7 That ye come not among these naday from following the LORD, to build

tions, these that remain among you; nei

eyes. an altar for burnt-offerings, for meat-of

ther c make mention of the name of their ferings, or for sacrifices, besides the altar

gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither of the LORD our God that is before his

serve them, nor bow yourselves to them: tabernacle.

4 Heb. then.

8 3 But cleave to the LORD your God, 30 I And when Phinehas the priest,

as ye have done to this day. and the princes of the congregation, and

9 4 For the Lord hath driven out from heads of the thousands of Israel who

before you great nations and strong: but ipete with him, heard the words that the 5 That is, as for you, no man hath been able to

A witness. children of Reuben, and the children of

stand before you to this day. Gad, and the children of Manasseh

10 One man of you shall chase a spoke, 3 it pleased them.

thousand: for the LORD your God, he it 31 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar

is that fighteth for you, as he hath promthe priest said to the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the


11 Take good heed therefore to yourchildren of Manasseh, This day we per

selves, that ye love the LORD your God. ceive that the Lord is among us, because

12 Else if ye do in any wise go back, ye have not committed this trespass a Ex. 14. 14. and cleave to the remnant of these naagainst the LORD: 4 now ye have deliv

tions, even these that remain among you, ered the children of Israel out of the

and shall make marriages with them, hand of the LORD.

and associate with them, and they with

2 Heb. at 32 1 And Phinehas the son of Elea-'the sun-sel. you; zar the priest, and the princes, returned

13 Know for a certainty that the LORD from the children of Reuben, and from

your God will no more drive out any of the children of Gad, from the land of

these nations from before you; • but they Gilead, to the land of Canaan, to the

shall be snares and traps to you, and children of Israel, and brought them

scourges in your sides, and thorns in word again.

your eyes, until ye perish from off this 33 And the thing pleased the children

good land which the LORD your God of Israel; and the children of Israel Deut. 5. 32.

hath given you. blessed God, and did not intend to go up & 28. 14.

14 And behold, this day I am going against them in battle, to destroy the

the way of all the earth; and ye know land in which the children of Reuben

in all your hearts and in all your souls, and Gad dwelt.

• Ps. 16. 4.

that s not one thing hath failed of all the 34 And the children of Reuben and

good things which the LORD your God the children of Gad called the altar 5 Ed:

spoke 'concerning you: all are come to for it shall be a witness between us that

pass For if

to you, and not one thing hath failed

or, the LORD is God.

of it. CHAP, XXIII.

cleave, &c.

15 Therefore it shall come to pass, that

as all good things are come upon you, I Joshua's exhortation before his death, 3 by

which the LORD your God promised you; former benefits, 5 by promises, 11 and by

so shall the Lord bring upon you all evil threateninge.

the LORD things, until he hath destroyed you from that the rael from all their enemies on all sides,

16 When ye have transgressed the that Joshua became old and i advanced d Lev. 26. 8. covenant of the LORD your God, which

Deut. 32.

he commanded you, and have gone and 2 And Joshua called for all Israel,


served other gods, and bowed yourselves and for their elders, and for their heads,

to them; then shall the anger of the and for their judges, and for their offi

Lord be kindled against you, and ye cers, and said to them, I am old and ad- 5 Heb.

shall perish quickly from off the good Fanced in age:

land which he hath given to you. 3 And ye have seen all that the Lord

CHAP. XXIV. your God hath done to all these nations

1 Joshua assembleth the tribes at Shechem, 2 because of you; for the Lord your God

e Ex. 23. 33.

A brief history of God's benefits from Terah.

Num. 33. is he that hath fought for you.

14 He reneweth a covenant between them and 55.

God. 26 A stone the witness of the corenant. 4 Behold, I have divided to you by lot Deut. 7. 16.

29 Joshua's age, death, and burial. 32 Ja these nations that remain, to be an inher

seph's bones are buried. 33 Eleazar dieth. itance for your tribes, from Jordan, with all the nations that I have cat off, even c. 21. 45. of Israel to Shechem, and called to the great sea ? westward.

for the elders of Israel, and for their 5 And the LORD your God, he shall

heads, and for their judges, and for their expel them from before you, and drive

officers; and they presented themselves them from your sight; and ye shall pos

Ibefore God.


you will

4 or, Then

A baitcame to pass a long time after will drive of this good land which the Lord your

in age.

your souls.

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