1And these are the countries which the children of Israel inherited in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed for inheritance to them.2By lot was their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half tribe.3For Moses had given the inheritance of two tribes and an half tribe on the other side Jordan: but unto the Levites he gave none inheritance among them.4For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim: therefore they gave no part unto the Levites in the land, save cities to dwell in , with their suburbs for their cattle and for their substance.5As the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did, and they divided the land.6Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said unto him, Thou knowest the thing that the LORD said unto Moses the man of God concerning me and thee in Kadeshbarnea.7Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadeshbarnea to espy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in mine heart.8Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart of the people melt: but I wholly followed the LORD my God.9And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children' for ever, because thou hast wholly followed the LORD my God.10And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive, as he said, these forty and five years, even since the LORD spake this word unto Moses, while the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old.11As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in.12Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD said.13And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance.14Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite unto this day, because that he wholly followed the LORD God of Israel.15And the name of Hebron before was Kirjatharba; which Arba was a great man among the Anakims. And the land had rest from war.
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The Inheritance West of the Jordan
1These are the inheritances that the people of Israel received in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun and the heads of the fathers’ houses of the tribes of the people of Israel gave them to inherit. (Nu 34:17; Jos 17:4; Jos 21:1)2Their inheritance was by lot, just as the Lord had commanded by the hand of Moses for the nine and one-half tribes. (Nu 26:56; Nu 33:54; Nu 34:13)3For Moses had given an inheritance to the two and one-half tribes beyond the Jordan, but to the Levites he gave no inheritance among them. (Jos 13:8; Jos 13:33)4For the people of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim. And no portion was given to the Levites in the land, but only cities to dwell in, with their pasturelands for their livestock and their substance. (Ge 48:5; 1Ch 5:1)5The people of Israel did as the Lord commanded Moses; they allotted the land. (Nu 35:1; Jos 21:2)
Caleb’s Request and Inheritance
6Then the people of Judah came to Joshua at Gilgal. And Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, “You know what the Lord said to Moses the man of God in Kadesh-barnea concerning you and me. (Nu 14:24; Nu 14:30; Nu 32:12; De 1:36; De 1:38; Jos 14:13; Jos 15:17)7I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land, and I brought him word again as it was in my heart. (Nu 13:6; Nu 13:16; Nu 13:30; Nu 14:6)8But my brothers who went up with me made the heart of the people melt; yet I wholly followed the Lord my God. (Nu 13:31; De 1:28)9And Moses swore on that day, saying, ‘Surely the land on which your foot has trodden shall be an inheritance for you and your children forever, because you have wholly followed the Lord my God.’ (Nu 14:24; De 1:36; Jos 1:3)10And now, behold, the Lord has kept me alive, just as he said, these forty-five years since the time that the Lord spoke this word to Moses, while Israel walked in the wilderness. And now, behold, I am this day eighty-five years old. (Nu 14:30; Jos 14:7)11I am still as strong today as I was in the day that Moses sent me; my strength now is as my strength was then, for war and for going and coming. (De 31:2; De 34:7)12So now give me this hill country of which the Lord spoke on that day, for you heard on that day how the Anakim were there, with great fortified cities. It may be that the Lord will be with me, and I shall drive them out just as the Lord said.” (Nu 13:28; Nu 13:33)13Then Joshua blessed him, and he gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance. (Jos 10:36; Jos 15:13; Jos 21:11; Jos 22:6; Jud 1:20; 1Ch 6:55)14Therefore Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day, because he wholly followed the Lord, the God of Israel. (Jos 14:8)15Now the name of Hebron formerly was Kiriath-arba. (Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim.) And the land had rest from war. (Ge 23:2; Ge 35:27; Jos 10:36; Jos 11:23; Jos 14:13; Jud 1:10)