Joshua 15
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1This then was the lot of the tribe of the children of Judah by their families: to the border of Edom, the wilderness of Zin southward, in the extreme south. 2And their south border was from the end of the Salt Sea, from the bay that looks southward. 3And it went out southward to the ascent of Akrabbim, and passed on to Zin, and went up on the south of Kadesh Barnea, and went on to Hezron, and went up toward Adar, and turned toward Karkaa, 4And passed on to Azmon, and went out by the river of Egypt. And the boundary line was at the Sea. This shall be your south border. 5And the east border, the Salt Sea to the end of Jordan, and their border in the north quarter was from the bay of the sea at the uttermost part of Jordan. 6And the border went up to Beth Hoglah and passed along by the north of Beth Arabah. And the border went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben; 7And the border went up toward Debir from the valley of Achor, and so northward, looking toward Gilgal, before the going up to Adummim, which is on the south side of the river. And the border passed toward the waters of En Shemesh, and its boundary was at En Rogel. 8And the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom to the south side of the Jebusite. It is Jerusalem. And the border went up to the top of the mountain that lies before the valley of Hinnom westward, at the end of the Valley of the Giants northward. 9And the border was drawn from the top of the hill to the fountain of the water of Nephtoah and went out to the cities of Mount Ephron. And the border was drawn to Baalah. It is Kirjath Jearim. 10And the border went around from Baalah westward to Mount Seir and passed along to the side of Mount Jearim. It is Chesalon, on the north side, and went down to Beth Shemesh, and passed on to Timnah. 11And the border went to the side of Ekron northward, and the border was drawn to Shicron and passed along to Mount Baalah, and went out to Jabneel. And the boundary line was at the Sea. 12And the west border was to the Great Sea and the coast. This is the border of the children of Judah all around according to their families.

13And he gave a part among the children of Judah to Caleb the son of Jephunneh, according to the command of the LORD to Joshua, even the city of Kirjath Arba the father of Anak; it is Hebron. 14And Caleb drove out from there the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, the sons of Anak. 15And he went up from there to those who lived in Debir. And the name of Debir before was Kirjath Sepher. 16And Caleb said, "He who smites Kirjath Sepher, and takes it, I will give my daughter Achsah to him for a wife." 17And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it. And he gave him Achsah his daughter for a wife. 18And it came to pass as she came, she moved him to ask a field from her father. And she dismounted from the donkey. And Caleb said to her, "What do you desire?" 19She answered, "Give me a blessing, for you have given me a south land. Give me also springs of water." And he gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.

20This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families.

21And the furthest cities of the tribe of the children of Judah toward the coast of Edom southward were Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur, 22And Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah, 23And Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan, 24Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth, 25And Hazor, Hadattah, and Kerioth Hezron, which is Hazor, 26Amam, and Shema, and Moladah, 27And Hazar Gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beth Pelet, 28And Hazar Shual, and Beersheba, and Bizjothjah, 29Baalah, and Iim, and Azem, 30And Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah, 31And Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah, 32And Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon. All the cities are twenty-nine, with their villages.

33In the low country were Eshtaol, and Zorah, and Ashnah, 34And Zanoah, and En Gannim, Tappuah, and Enam, 35Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah, 36And Sharaim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim; fourteen cities with their villages--

37Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdal Gad, 38And Dilean, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel, 39Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon, 40And Cabbon, and Lahmam, and Kithlish, 41And Gederoth, Beth Dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah; sixteen cities with their villages--

42Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan, 43And Jiphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib, 44And Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities and their villages;

45Ekron with its town and its villages; 46From Ekron even to the Sea, all that were at hand by Ashdod, and their villages;

47Ashdod with its towns and its villages; Gaza with its towns and its villages, to the river of Egypt, and the Great Sea, and its coast.

48And in the mountains, Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh, 49And Dannah, and Kirjath Sannah (which is Debir); 50And Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim, 51And Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh--eleven cities and their villages;

52Arab, and Dumah, and Eshean, 53And Janum, and Beth Tappuah, and Aphekah, 54And Humtah, and Kirjath Arba, which is Hebron, and Zior--nine cities and their villages;

55Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah, 56And Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah, 57Cain, Gibeah, and Timnah--ten cities and their villages;

58Halhul, Beth Zur, and Gedor, 59And Maarath, and Beth Anoth, and Eltekon--six cities and their villages;

60Kirjath Baal, which is Kirjath Jearim, and Rabbah--two cities and their villages;

61In the wilderness, Beth Arabah, Middin, and Secacah, 62And Nibshan, and the city of Salt, and En Gedi--six cities and their villages.

63As for the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out. But the Jebusites live with the children of Judah at Jerusalem to this day.

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