Joshua 19

1Then Joshua gave all the families in the family group of Simeon their share of the land. The land they got was inside the area that belonged to Judah. 2This is what they got: Beersheba (also called Sheba), Moladah, 3Hazar Shual, Balah, Ezem, 4Eltolad, Bethul, Hormah, 5Ziklag, Beth Marcaboth, Hazar Susah, 6Beth Lebaoth, and Sharuhen. There were 13 towns and all the fields around them. 7They also got the towns of Ain, Rimmon, Ether, and Ashan. There were four towns and all the fields around them. 8They also got all the fields around the cities as far as Baalath Beer (Ramah in the Negev). So that was the area that was given to the family group of Simeon. Each family got its land. 9Simeon’s share of land was within the area that Judah got. The people of Judah had more land than they needed, so the people of Simeon got part of their land. 10The next family group that got their land was Zebulun. Each family in Zebulun got the land that was promised to them. The border of Zebulun went as far as Sarid. 11Then the border went west to Maralah and just touched Dabbesheth. Then the border went along the ravine near Jokneam. 12Then the border turned to the east. It went from Sarid to Kisloth Tabor. Then the border went on to Daberath and to Japhia. 13Then the border continued to the east to Gath Hepher and Eth Kazin. The border ended at Rimmon. Then the border turned and went to Neah. 14At Neah the border turned again and went north to Hannathon and then continued to the Valley of Iphtah El. 15Inside this border were the cities of Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah, and Bethlehem. In all, there were twelve towns and all the fields around them. 16So these are the towns and fields around them that were given to Zebulun. Each family in Zebulun got its part of the land. 17The fourth part of the land was given to the family group of Issachar. Each family in that family group got its part of the land. 18This is the land that was given to that family group: Jezreel, Kesulloth, Shunem, 19Hapharaim, Shion, Anaharath, 20Rabbith, Kishion, Ebez, 21Remeth, En Gannim, En Haddah, and Beth Pazzez. 22The border of their land touched Tabor, Shahazumah, and Beth Shemesh. The border stopped at the Jordan River. In all, there were 16 towns and the fields around them. 23These cities and towns were part of the land that was given to the family group of Issachar. Each family got its part of the land. 24The fifth part of land was given to the family group of Asher. Each family in that family group got its part of the land. 25This is the land that was given to that family group: Helkath, Hali, Beten, Acshaph, 26Allammelech, Amad, and Mishal. The western border continued to Mount Carmel and Shihor Libnath. 27Then the border turned to the east. The border went to Beth Dagon. The border touched Zebulun and the Valley of Iphtah El. Then the border went north of Beth Emek and Neiel. The border passed north of Cabul. 28Then the border went to Abdon, Rehob, Hammon, and Kanah. The border continued to the Greater Sidon area. 29Then the border went back south to Ramah. The border continued to the strong city of Tyre. Then the border turned and went to Hosah. The border ended at the sea, near Aczib, 30Ummah, Aphek, and Rehob. In all there were 22 towns and the fields around them. 31These cities and the fields around them were given to the family group of Asher. Each family in that family group got its share of the land. 32The sixth part of land was given to the family group of Naphtali. Each family in that family group got its share of the land. 33The border of their land started at the large tree near Zaanannim. This is near Heleph. Then the border went through Adami Nekeb and Jabneel. The border continued to Lakkum and ended at the Jordan River. 34Then the border went to the west through Aznoth Tabor. The border stopped at Hukkok. The southern border touched Zebulun and the western border touched Asher. The border went to Judah, at the Jordan River to the east. 35There were some very strong cities inside these borders. Those cities were Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Kinnereth, 36Adamah, Ramah, Hazor, 37Kedesh, Edrei, En Hazor, 38Iron, Migdal El, Horem, Beth Anath, and Beth Shemesh. In all, there were 19 towns and all the fields around them. 39These cities and the fields around them were given to the family group of Naphtali. Each family in that family group got its land. 40Then land was given to the family group of Dan. Each family in that family group got its land. 41This is the land that was given to them: Zorah, Eshtaol, Ir Shemesh, 42Shaalabbin, Aijalon, Ithlah, 43Elon, Timnah, Ekron, 44Eltekeh, Gibbethon, Baalath, 45Jehud, Bene Berak, Gath Rimmon, 46Me Jarkon, Rakkon, and the area near Joppa. 47But the people of Dan had trouble taking their land. There were strong enemies there and the people of Dan could not easily defeat them. So the people of Dan went ˻to the northern part of Israel˼ and fought against Laish They defeated Laish and killed the people who lived there. So the people of Dan lived in the town of Laish. They changed the name to Dan because that was the name of the father of their family group. 48All of these cities and fields around them were given to the family group of Dan. Each family got its share of the land. 49So the leaders finished dividing the land and giving it to the different family groups. After they finished, all the people of Israel decided to give Joshua son of Nun some land too. This was land that was promised to him. 50The Lord had commanded that he get this land. So they gave Joshua the town of Timnath Serah in the hill country of Ephraim. This was the town that Joshua told them he wanted. So Joshua built the town stronger and lived there. 51So all of these lands were given to the different family groups of Israel. Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the leaders of each family group met together at Shiloh to divide the land. They met before the Lord at the entrance of the Meeting Tent. So they finished dividing the land.

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