Joshua 15
New Heart English Bible
1The lot for the tribe of the people of Judah according to their families was to the border of Edom, even to the wilderness of Zin southward, toward the Negev in the far south. 2Their south border was from the uttermost part of the Salt Sea, from the bay that looks southward; 3and it went out southward of the ascent of Akrabbim, and passed along to Zin, and went up by the south of Kadesh Barnea, and passed along by Hezron, went up to Addar, and turned about to Karka; 4and it passed along to Azmon, went out at the Wadi of Egypt; and the border ended at the sea. This was their southern border. 5The east border was the Salt Sea, even to the end of the Jordan. The border of the north quarter was from the bay of the sea at the end of the Jordan. 6The 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. 7The border went up to Debir from the Valley of Achor, and so northward, looking toward Gilgal, that is over against the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south side of the river. The border passed along to the waters of En Shemesh, and ended at En Rogel. 8The border went up by the Valley of Ben Hinnom to the slope of the Jebusites southward (that is, Jerusalem); and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lies before the Valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the farthest part of the Valley of Rephaim northward. 9The border extended from the top of the mountain to the spring of the waters of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of Mount Ephron; and the border extended to Baalah (that is, Kiriath Jearim); 10and the border turned about from Baalah westward to Mount Seir, and passed along to the side of Mount Jearim on the north (that is, Kesalon), and went down to Beth Shemesh, and passed along by Timnah; 11and the border went out to the side of Ekron northward; and the border extended to Shikkeron, and passed along to Mount Baalah, and went out at Jabneel; and the goings out of the border were at the sea. 12The west border was to the shore of the Great Sea. This is the border of the people of Judah according to their families.

13To Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a portion among the people of Judah, according to the commandment of the LORD to Joshua, even Kiriath Arba, named after the father of Anak (that is, Hebron). 14Caleb drove out the three sons of Anak: Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, the descendants of Anak. 15He went up against the inhabitants of Debir. Now the name of Debir formerly was Kiriath Sepher. 16Caleb said, "He who strikes Kiriath Sepher, and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife." 17Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife. 18It happened, when she came, that she had him ask her father for a field. She got off of her donkey, and Caleb said, "What do you want?" 19She said, "Give me a blessing. Because you have set me in the land of the Negev, give me also springs of water." He gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.

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

21The farthest cities of the tribe of the people of Judah toward the border of Edom in the south were Kabzeel, and Arad, and Jagur, 22and Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah, 23and Kedesh, and Hazor Ithnan, 24Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth, 25and Hazor Hadattah, and Kerioth Hezron (that is, Hazor), 26Amam, and Shema, and Moladah, 27and Hazar Gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beth Pelet, 28and Hazar Shual, and Beersheba and its villages, 29Baalah, and Iyim, and Ezem, 30and Eltolad, and Bethul, and Hormah, 31and Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah, 32and Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and En Rimmon. All the cities are twenty-nine, with their villages.

33In the lowland, Eshtaol, and Zorah, and Ashnah, 34and Zanoah, and En Gannim, Tappuah, and Enam, 35Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah, 36and Shaaraim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and its sheepfolds; 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 Lahmas, and Kitlish, 41and Gederoth, and Beth Dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah; sixteen cities with their villages.

42Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan, 43and Iphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib, 44and Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages.

45Ekron, with its towns and its villages; 46from Ekron even to the sea, all that were by the side of Ashdod, with their villages.

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

48In the hill country, Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh, 49and Rannah, and Kiriath Sepher (which is Debir), 50and Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim, 51and Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages.

52Arab, and Rumah, and Eshan, 53and Janum, and Beth Tappuah, and Aphekah, 54and Humtah, and Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron), and Zior; nine cities with their villages.

55Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah, 56and Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah, 57Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities with their villages.

58Halhul, Beth Zur, and Gedor, 59and Maarath, and Beth Anoth, and Eltekon; six cities with their villages. Tekoa, and Ephrathah (that is, Bethlehem), and Peor, and Etam, and Kolan, and Tatem, and Shoresh, and Kerem, and Gallim, and Bether, and Manocho; eleven cities with their villages.

60Kiriath Baal (that is, Kiriath Jearim), and Rabbah; two cities with their villages.

61In the wilderness, Beth Arabah, Middin, and Secacah, 62and Nibshan, and Ir Hamelach, and En Gedi; six cities with their villages.

63As for the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the people of Judah couldn't drive them out; but the Jebusites live with the people of Judah at Jerusalem to this day.

New Heart English Bible
Edited by Wayne A. Mitchell.
Public Domain 2008-2023

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