1And the lot of the children of Joseph fell from Jordan by Jericho, unto the water of Jericho on the east, to the wilderness that goeth up from Jericho throughout mount Bethel,2And goeth out from Bethel to Luz, and passeth along unto the borders of Archi to Ataroth,3And goeth down westward to the coast of Japhleti, unto the coast of Bethhoron the nether, and to Gezer: and the goings out thereof are at the sea.4So the children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, took their inheritance.5And the border of the children of Ephraim according to their families was thus : even the border of their inheritance on the east side was Atarothaddar, unto Bethhoron the upper;6And the border went out toward the sea to Michmethah on the north side; and the border went about eastward unto Taanathshiloh, and passed by it on the east to Janohah;7And it went down from Janohah to Ataroth, and to Naarath, and came to Jericho, and went out at Jordan.8The border went out from Tappuah westward unto the river Kanah; and the goings out thereof were at the sea. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Ephraim by their families.9And the separate cities for the children of Ephraim were among the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages.10And they drave not out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer: but the Canaanites dwell among the Ephraimites unto this day, and serve under tribute.
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The Allotment for Ephraim and Manasseh
1The allotment of the people of Joseph went from the Jordan by Jericho, east of the waters of Jericho, into the wilderness, going up from Jericho into the hill country to Bethel. (Jos 8:15; Jos 18:12)2Then going from Bethel to Luz, it passes along to Ataroth, the territory of the Archites. (Ge 28:19; Jos 18:13; Jud 1:23; Jud 1:26)3Then it goes down westward to the territory of the Japhletites, as far as the territory of Lower Beth-horon, then to Gezer, and it ends at the sea. (Jos 10:10; Jos 10:33)4The people of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, received their inheritance. (Jos 17:14)5The territory of the people of Ephraim by their clans was as follows: the boundary of their inheritance on the east was Ataroth-addar as far as Upper Beth-horon, (Jos 18:13)6and the boundary goes from there to the sea. On the north is Michmethath. Then on the east the boundary turns around toward Taanath-shiloh and passes along beyond it on the east to Janoah, (Jos 17:7)7then it goes down from Janoah to Ataroth and to Naarah, and touches Jericho, ending at the Jordan. (1Ch 7:28)8From Tappuah the boundary goes westward to the brook Kanah and ends at the sea. Such is the inheritance of the tribe of the people of Ephraim by their clans, (Jos 17:8)9together with the towns that were set apart for the people of Ephraim within the inheritance of the Manassites, all those towns with their villages. (Jos 16:8)10However, they did not drive out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer, so the Canaanites have lived in the midst of Ephraim to this day but have been made to do forced labor. (Ge 49:15; Jos 17:13; Jud 1:29; 1Ki 9:16)