1The rest of the tribes of Israel received their shares of land in Canaan. The priest Eleazar and Joshua, the son of Nun, decided what each of the tribes should receive. The leaders of the tribes helped them make those decisions.2The shares of nine tribes and half of the tribe of Manasseh were decided by using lots. That's what the Lord had commanded through Moses.3Moses had given two tribes and the other half of the tribe of Manasseh their shares east of the Jordan River. But Moses had not given the Levites a share among the other tribes.4Manasseh and Ephraim were the sons of Joseph. They had become two tribes. The Levites didn't receive any share of the land. They only received towns to live in and grasslands for their flocks and herds.5So the people of Israel divided up the land, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
Joshua Gives Hebron to Caleb
6The men of Judah approached Joshua at Gilgal. Caleb, the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite, spoke to Joshua. He said, “You know what the Lord said to Moses, the man of God. He spoke to him at Kadesh Barnea about you and me.7Moses, the servant of the Lord, sent me from Kadesh Barnea to check out the land. I was 40 years old at that time. I brought back an honest report to him. I told him exactly what I had seen.8Several other men of Israel went up with me. What they reported made the hearts of the people melt away in fear. But I followed the Lord my God with my whole heart.9“So on that day Moses took an oath and made a promise to me. He said, ‘The land your feet have walked on will be your share. It will be the share of your children forever. That's because you have followed the Lord my God with your whole heart.’ (De 1:35)10“The Lord has done just as he promised. He made the promise while Israel was wandering around in the desert. That was 45 years ago. He has kept me alive all of this time. So here I am today, 85 years old!11I'm still as strong today as I was the day Moses sent me out. I'm just as able to go out to battle now as I was then.12“So give me this hill country. The Lord promised it to me that day. At that time you yourself heard that the Anakites were living there. You also heard that their cities were large and had high walls. But I'll drive them out, just as the Lord said I would. He will help me do it.”13Then Joshua blessed Caleb, the son of Jephunneh. He gave him Hebron as his share.14So ever since that time Hebron has belonged to Caleb, the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite. That's because he followed the Lord, the God of Israel, with his whole heart.15Hebron used to be called Kiriath Arba. It was named after Arba. He was the greatest man among the Anakites. So the land had peace and rest.
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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)