Joshua 16

1This is the land that the family of Joseph got. This land started at the Jordan River near Jericho and continued to the waters of Jericho. (This was just east of Jericho.) The border went up from Jericho to the hill country of Bethel. 2Then the border continued from Bethel (Luz) to the Arkite border at Ataroth. 3Then the border went west to the border of the Japhletite people. The border continued to Lower Beth Horon. Then the border went to Gezer and continued to the Mediterranean Sea. 4So the people of Manasseh and Ephraim got their land. (Manasseh and Ephraim were sons of Joseph.) 5This is the land that was given to the people of Ephraim: Their eastern border started at Ataroth Addar near Upper Beth Horon. 6And the western border started at Micmethath. The border turned to the east to Taanath Shiloh and continued east to Janoah. 7Then the border went from Janoah down to Ataroth and to Naarah. The border continued until it touched Jericho and stopped at the Jordan River. 8The border went from Tappuah west to Kanah Ravine and ended at the sea. This is all the land that was given to the Ephraim people. Each family in that family group got a part of this land. 9Many of the border towns of Ephraim were actually in Manasseh’s borders, but the people of Ephraim got those towns and the fields around them. 10But the Ephraimite people were not able to force the Canaanite people to leave the town of Gezer. So the Canaanite people still live among the Ephraimite people today. But the Canaanite people became slaves of the Ephraimite people.

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