1The Lord spoke to Moses. He said, 2“Give this command to the people of Israel: You are coming to the land of Canaan. You will defeat this country. You will take the whole land of Canaan. 3On the south, you will get part of the Zin desert near Edom. Your southern border will start at the southern end of the Dead Sea. 4It will cross south of Scorpion Pass. It will go through the Zin desert to Kadesh Barnea, and then to Hazar Addar and then it will pass through Azmon. 5From Azmon, the border will go to the River of Egypt, and it will end at the Mediterranean Sea. 6Your western border will be the Mediterranean Sea. 7Your northern border will begin at the Mediterranean Sea and go to Mount Hor ˻(in Lebanon)˼. 8From Mount Hor, it will go to Lebo Hamath, and then to Zedad. 9Then that border will go to Ziphron and it will end at Hazar Enan. So that will be your northern border. 10Your eastern border will begin at Enan and it will go to Shepham. 11From Shepham, the border will go east of Ain to Riblah. The border will continue along the hills by Lake Galilee. 12Then the border will continue along the Jordan River. It will end at the Dead Sea. Those are the borders around your country.” 13So Moses gave this command to the people of Israel, “That is the land that you will get. You will throw lots to divide the land among the nine family groups and half of Manasseh’s family group. 14Reuben’s and Gad’s family groups, and half of Manasseh’s family group have already taken their land. 15Those two and a half family groups took the land near Jericho—they took the land east of the Jordan River.” 16Then the Lord spoke to Moses. He said, 17“These are the men who will help you divide the land: Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, 18and the leaders of all the family groups. There will be one leader from each family group. Those men will divide the land. 19These are the names of the leaders: from Judah’s family group—Caleb son of Jephunneh; 20from Simeon’s family group—Shemuel son of Ammihud; 21from Benjamin’s family group—Elidad son of Kislon; 22from Dan’s family group—Bukki son of Jogli; 23from Joseph’s descendants from Manasseh’s family group—Hanniel son of Ephod; 24from Ephraim’s family group—Kemuel son of Shiphtan; 25from Zebulun’s family group—Elizaphan son of Parnach; 26from Issachar’s family group—Paltiel son of Azzan; 27from Asher’s family group—Ahihud son of Shelomi; 28from Naphtali’s family group—Pedahel son of Ammihud.” 29The Lord chose those men to divide the land of Canaan among the people of Israel.