1Joshua was now very old. The Lord said to him, “You are very old. And there are still very large areas of land that have not been taken over yet.2“Here is the land that remains to be taken over. It includes all of the areas of Philistia and Geshur.3Those areas begin at the Shihor River in the eastern part of Egypt. They go to the territory of Ekron in the north. All of that land is considered as belonging to the people of Canaan. The land that remains to be taken over includes the territory of the five rulers of Philistia. They rule over Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gath and Ekron. The Avvites4live south of them. The rest of the land of Canaan that remains to be taken over reaches from Arah all the way to Aphek. Arah belongs to the people of Sidon. The land that remains to be taken over includes the area where the Amorites live.5It includes the area where the people of Byblos live. It also includes all of Lebanon to the east. It reaches from Baal Gad below Mount Hermon to Lebo Hamath.6“I myself will drive out all of the people who live in the mountain areas. Those areas reach from Lebanon to Misrephoth Maim. They include the area where all of the people of Sidon live. I myself will drive those people out to make room for the people of Israel. “Make sure you set that land apart for Israel. Give it to them as their share, just as I have directed you.7Divide it up among the nine tribes and half of the tribe of Manasseh. Give each tribe its share.”
Moses Had Given the Eastern Tribes Their Land
8The other half of Manasseh's tribe had already received the share of land Moses had given them. Their share was east of the Jordan River. The tribes of Reuben and Gad had already received their share too. Moses, the servant of the Lord, had given it to them.9That land starts at Aroer on the rim of the Arnon River valley. It includes the town in the middle of the valley. It includes the high flatlands of Medeba all the way to Dibon.10It also includes all of the towns of Sihon, the king of the Amorites. He had ruled in Heshbon. That area reaches to the border of Ammon.11It also includes Gilead. It includes the territory of Geshur and Maacah. It includes Mount Hermon and the whole land of Bashan all the way to Salecah.12So it includes the entire kingdom of Og in Bashan. Og had ruled in Ashtaroth and Edrei. He was one of the last of the Rephaites. Moses had won the battle over Sihon and Og. He had taken over their land.13But the people of Israel didn't drive out the people of Geshur and Maacah. So they continue to live among the people of Israel to this very day.14Moses hadn't given any share of the land to the tribe of Levi. That's because the offerings that are made with fire are their share. Those offerings are made to the Lord, the God of Israel. Moses gave the Levites what he had promised them.15Here is what Moses had given to the tribe of Reuben, family group by family group.16Their territory starts at Aroer on the rim of the Arnon River valley. It includes the town in the middle of the valley. It includes all of the high flatlands that are near Medeba.17It includes Heshbon and all of its towns on those flatlands. Those towns include Dibon, Bamoth Baal, Beth Baal Meon,18Jahaz, Kedemoth and Mephaath.19They include Kiriathaim, Sibmah and Zereth Shahar on the hill in the valley.20They also include Beth Peor, Beth Jeshimoth and the slopes of Pisgah.21All of those towns are on the high flatlands. The territory includes the whole kingdom of Sihon, the king of the Amorites. He had ruled in Heshbon. Moses had won the battle over him and over the chiefs of Midian. Those chiefs were Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur and Reba. They were princes who helped Sihon fight against Israel. They lived in that country.22The people of Israel killed many of them in battle. They also killed Balaam with a sword. He was the son of Beor. Balaam used magic to find out what was going to happen.23The border of the tribe of Reuben was the bank of the Jordan River. All of those towns and their villages were given to the tribe of Reuben as their very own. Each family group received its share.24Here is what Moses had given to the tribe of Gad, family group by family group.25Their territory includes Jazer and all of the towns of Gilead. It includes half of the country of Ammon all the way to Aroer, which was near Rabbah.26Their territory reaches from Heshbon to Ramath Mizpah and Betonim. It reaches from Mahanaim to the territory of Debir.27In the valley their land includes Beth Haram, Beth Nimrah, Succoth and Zaphon. It also includes the rest of the kingdom of Sihon. He was the king of Heshbon. His kingdom included the east side of the Jordan River. It reached up to the south end of the Sea of Galilee.28All of those towns and their villages were given to the tribe of Gad as their very own. Each family group received its share.29Here is what Moses had given to half of the tribe of Manasseh, family group by family group. It's what Moses had given to half of Manasseh's family line.30Their territory starts at Mahanaim. It includes the whole land of Bashan. That was the entire kingdom of Og, the king of Bashan. Manasseh's territory includes all of the 60 towns of Jair in Bashan.31It includes half of the land of Gilead. It also includes Ashtaroth and Edrei. They were the royal cities of Og in Bashan. That land was given to half of the family line of Makir. He was the son of Manasseh. Each family group received its share.32Those were the shares of land Moses had given the eastern tribes when he was in the flatlands of Moab. The flatlands are across the Jordan River east of Jericho.33But Moses hadn't given any share to the tribe of Levi. The Lord, the God of Israel, is their share. Moses gave the Levites what he had promised them.
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Land Still to Be Conquered
1Now Joshua was old and advanced in years, and the Lord said to him, “You are old and advanced in years, and there remains yet very much land to possess. (De 31:3; Jos 14:10; Jos 23:1)2This is the land that yet remains: all the regions of the Philistines, and all those of the Geshurites (Jud 3:1; Joe 3:4)3(from the Shihor, which is east of Egypt, northward to the boundary of Ekron, it is counted as Canaanite; there are five rulers of the Philistines, those of Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gath, and Ekron), and those of the Avvim, (De 2:23; Jud 3:3; 1Ch 13:5; Jer 2:18)4in the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that belongs to the Sidonians, to Aphek, to the boundary of the Amorites, (Jud 1:34)5and the land of the Gebalites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrise, from Baal-gad below Mount Hermon to Lebo-hamath, (Nu 34:8; Jos 11:17; Jos 12:7; 1Ki 5:18; Ps 83:7; Eze 27:9)6all the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon to Misrephoth-maim, even all the Sidonians. I myself will drive them out from before the people of Israel. Only allot the land to Israel for an inheritance, as I have commanded you. (Nu 34:2; Jos 11:8; Jos 23:4; Jos 23:13; Jud 2:21)7Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes and half the tribe of Manasseh.” (Jos 14:1)
The Inheritance East of the Jordan
8With the other half of the tribe of Manasseh the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond the Jordan eastward, as Moses the servant of the Lord gave them: (Nu 32:33; Jos 12:6)9from Aroer, which is on the edge of the Valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the tableland of Medeba as far as Dibon; (Nu 21:30; De 2:36; Jos 13:16)10and all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, as far as the boundary of the Ammonites; (Nu 21:24)11and Gilead, and the region of the Geshurites and Maacathites, and all Mount Hermon, and all Bashan to Salecah; (De 3:14)12all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei (he alone was left of the remnant of the Rephaim); these Moses had struck and driven out. (Nu 21:24; Nu 21:35; Jos 13:11)13Yet the people of Israel did not drive out the Geshurites or the Maacathites, but Geshur and Maacath dwell in the midst of Israel to this day. (Jos 13:11)14To the tribe of Levi alone Moses gave no inheritance. The offerings by fire to the Lord God of Israel are their inheritance, as he said to him. (Nu 18:20; Jos 14:3)15And Moses gave an inheritance to the tribe of the people of Reuben according to their clans.16So their territory was from Aroer, which is on the edge of the Valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the tableland by Medeba; (Nu 21:30; Jos 13:9)17with Heshbon, and all its cities that are in the tableland; Dibon, and Bamoth-baal, and Beth-baal-meon, (Jos 13:16)18and Jahaz, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath, (Nu 21:23)19and Kiriathaim, and Sibmah, and Zereth-shahar on the hill of the valley, (Nu 32:37)20and Beth-peor, and the slopes of Pisgah, and Beth-jeshimoth, (De 4:46; Jos 12:3)21that is, all the cities of the tableland, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses defeated with the leaders of Midian, Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, the princes of Sihon, who lived in the land. (Nu 21:24; Nu 31:8; De 3:10)22Balaam also, the son of Beor, the one who practiced divination, was killed with the sword by the people of Israel among the rest of their slain. (Jos 13:21)23And the border of the people of Reuben was the Jordan as a boundary. This was the inheritance of the people of Reuben, according to their clans with their cities and villages.24Moses gave an inheritance also to the tribe of Gad, to the people of Gad, according to their clans.25Their territory was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the Ammonites, to Aroer, which is east of Rabbah, (Nu 32:34; De 3:11; 2Sa 11:1; 2Sa 12:26)26and from Heshbon to Ramath-mizpeh and Betonim, and from Mahanaim to the territory of Debir, (Ge 32:2; 2Sa 2:8; 2Sa 2:12; 2Sa 17:24)27and in the valley Beth-haram, Beth-nimrah, Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, having the Jordan as a boundary, to the lower end of the Sea of Chinnereth, eastward beyond the Jordan. (Ge 33:17; Jos 11:2)28This is the inheritance of the people of Gad according to their clans, with their cities and villages.29And Moses gave an inheritance to the half-tribe of Manasseh. It was allotted to the half-tribe of the people of Manasseh according to their clans.30Their region extended from Mahanaim, through all Bashan, the whole kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair, which are in Bashan, sixty cities, (Nu 32:41; De 3:14; Jos 13:26; 1Ch 2:23)31and half Gilead, and Ashtaroth, and Edrei, the cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. These were allotted to the people of Machir the son of Manasseh for the half of the people of Machir according to their clans. (Nu 32:39; Jos 12:4; Jos 17:1)32These are the inheritances that Moses distributed in the plains of Moab, beyond the Jordan east of Jericho. (Nu 22:1)33But to the tribe of Levi Moses gave no inheritance; the Lord God of Israel is their inheritance, just as he said to them. (Nu 18:20; Jos 13:14; Jos 18:7)