Joshua 15

English Standard Version

1 The allotment for the tribe of the people of Judah according to their clans reached southward to the boundary of Edom, to the wilderness of Zin at the farthest south. (Nu 33:36; Nu 34:3)2 And their south boundary ran from the end of the Salt Sea, from the bay that faces southward. (Jos 15:1)3 It goes out southward of the ascent of Akrabbim, passes along to Zin, and goes up south of Kadesh-barnea, along by Hezron, up to Addar, turns about to Karka, (Nu 34:4; Jud 1:36)4 passes along to Azmon, goes out by the Brook of Egypt, and comes to its end at the sea. This shall be your south boundary. (Nu 34:5; Jos 13:3; Jos 15:47)5 And the east boundary is the Salt Sea, to the mouth of the Jordan. And the boundary on the north side runs from the bay of the sea at the mouth of the Jordan. (Jos 15:1)6 And the boundary goes up to Beth-hoglah and passes along north of Beth-arabah. And the boundary goes up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben. (Jos 18:17; Jos 18:18; Jos 18:19; Jos 18:21; Jos 18:22)7 And the boundary goes up to Debir from the Valley of Achor, and so northward, turning toward Gilgal, which is opposite the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south side of the valley. And the boundary passes along to the waters of En-shemesh and ends at En-rogel. (Jos 7:26; Jos 18:16; Jos 18:17; 2Sa 17:17; 1Ki 1:9)8 Then the boundary goes up by the Valley of the Son of Hinnom at the southern shoulder of the Jebusite (that is, Jerusalem). And the boundary goes up to the top of the mountain that lies over against the Valley of Hinnom, on the west, at the northern end of the Valley of Rephaim. (Jos 12:4; Jos 15:63; Jos 18:16; Jos 18:28; Jud 19:10; 2Ki 23:10; 1Ch 11:4)9 Then the boundary extends from the top of the mountain to the spring of the waters of Nephtoah, and from there to the cities of Mount Ephron. Then the boundary bends around to Baalah (that is, Kiriath-jearim). (Jos 15:60; Jos 18:15; 1Ch 13:6)10 And the boundary circles west of Baalah to Mount Seir, passes along to the northern shoulder of Mount Jearim (that is, Chesalon), and goes down to Beth-shemesh and passes along by Timnah. (Ge 38:12; Jud 14:1; 1Sa 6:9; 1Sa 6:12)11 The boundary goes out to the shoulder of the hill north of Ekron, then the boundary bends around to Shikkeron and passes along to Mount Baalah and goes out to Jabneel. Then the boundary comes to an end at the sea. (Jos 13:3; Jos 15:9)12 And the west boundary was the Great Sea with its coastline. This is the boundary around the people of Judah according to their clans. (Nu 34:6; Jos 15:47; Jos 23:4; Eze 47:20)13 According to the commandment of the Lord to Joshua, he gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh a portion among the people of Judah, Kiriath-arba, that is, Hebron (Arba was the father of Anak). (Jos 14:13; Jos 15:54)14 And Caleb drove out from there the three sons of Anak, Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai, the descendants of Anak. (Nu 13:22; Jud 1:10; Jud 1:20)15 And he went up from there against the inhabitants of Debir. Now the name of Debir formerly was Kiriath-sepher. (Jos 15:49; Jud 1:11)16 And Caleb said, “Whoever strikes Kiriath-sepher and captures it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife.”17 And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, captured it. And he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife. (Jos 14:6; Jos 14:13; Jud 1:13)18 When she came to him, she urged him to ask her father for a field. And she got off her donkey, and Caleb said to her, “What do you want?”19 She said to him, “Give me a blessing. Since you have given me the land of the Negeb, give me also springs of water.” And he gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.20 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the people of Judah according to their clans.21 The cities belonging to the tribe of the people of Judah in the extreme south, toward the boundary of Edom, were Kabzeel, Eder, Jagur, (Ge 35:21)22 Kinah, Dimonah, Adadah,23 Kedesh, Hazor, Ithnan,24 Ziph, Telem, Bealoth, (1Sa 23:14; 1Sa 23:19; 1Sa 23:24; 1Sa 26:1)25 Hazor-hadattah, Kerioth-hezron (that is, Hazor),26 Amam, Shema, Moladah,27 Hazar-gaddah, Heshmon, Beth-pelet,28 Hazar-shual, Beersheba, Biziothiah, (Ge 21:31; Ge 26:23; Ge 26:33)29 Baalah, Iim, Ezem,30 Eltolad, Chesil, Hormah,31 Ziklag, Madmannah, Sansannah, (1Sa 27:6; 1Sa 30:1)32 Lebaoth, Shilhim, Ain, and Rimmon: in all, twenty-nine cities with their villages.33 And in the lowland, Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah, (Nu 13:23)34 Zanoah, En-gannim, Tappuah, Enam,35 Jarmuth, Adullam, Socoh, Azekah, (Jos 10:3; 1Sa 17:1; 1Sa 22:1)36 Shaaraim, Adithaim, Gederah, Gederothaim: fourteen cities with their villages.37 Zenan, Hadashah, Migdal-gad,38 Dilean, Mizpeh, Joktheel,39 Lachish, Bozkath, Eglon, (Jos 10:3; Jos 10:31; Jos 10:36)40 Cabbon, Lahmam, Chitlish,41 Gederoth, Beth-dagon, Naamah, and Makkedah: sixteen cities with their villages. (Jos 10:10; Jos 10:21)42 Libnah, Ether, Ashan, (Jos 10:29)43 Iphtah, Ashnah, Nezib,44 Keilah, Achzib, and Mareshah: nine cities with their villages. (1Sa 23:1)45 Ekron, with its towns and its villages; (Jos 13:3)46 from Ekron to the sea, all that were by the side of Ashdod, with their villages.47 Ashdod, its towns and its villages; Gaza, its towns and its villages; to the Brook of Egypt, and the Great Sea with its coastline. (Jos 15:4; Jos 15:12; Jos 15:45)48 And in the hill country, Shamir, Jattir, Socoh,49 Dannah, Kiriath-sannah (that is, Debir), (Jos 15:15)50 Anab, Eshtemoh, Anim,51 Goshen, Holon, and Giloh: eleven cities with their villages. (Jos 10:41; Jos 11:16; 2Sa 15:12)52 Arab, Dumah, Eshan,53 Janim, Beth-tappuah, Aphekah,54 Humtah, Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), and Zior: nine cities with their villages. (Jos 15:13)55 Maon, Carmel, Ziph, Juttah, (Jos 15:24; 1Sa 23:24; 1Sa 25:2)56 Jezreel, Jokdeam, Zanoah,57 Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah: ten cities with their villages. (Jos 15:10)58 Halhul, Beth-zur, Gedor,59 Maarath, Beth-anoth, and Eltekon: six cities with their villages.60 Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim), and Rabbah: two cities with their villages. (Jos 15:9)61 In the wilderness, Beth-arabah, Middin, Secacah, (Jos 15:6)62 Nibshan, the City of Salt, and Engedi: six cities with their villages. (1Sa 23:29; 1Sa 24:1)63 But the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the people of Judah could not drive out, so the Jebusites dwell with the people of Judah at Jerusalem to this day. (Jos 15:8; Jud 1:8; Jud 1:21; 2Sa 5:6)