Joshua 14:13
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New International Version
Then Joshua blessed Caleb son of Jephunneh and gave him Hebron as his inheritance.

King James Bible
And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joshua blessed him, and gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance.

World English Bible
Joshua blessed him; and he gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance.

Young's Literal Translation
And Joshua blesseth him, and giveth Hebron to Caleb son of Jephunneh for an inheritance,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Joshua blessed him - As the word bless often signifies to speak good or well of or to any person, (see the note on Genesis 2:3), here it may mean the praise bestowed on Caleb's intrepidity and faithfulness by Joshua, as well as a prayer to God that he might have prosperity in all things; and especially that the Lord might be with him, as himself had expressed in the preceding verse.

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Joshua 22:6 So Joshua blessed them, and sent them away: and they went to their tents.

Genesis 47:7,10 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh...

1 Samuel 1:17 Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant you your petition that you have asked of him.

Songs 6:9 My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bore her. The daughters saw her...

gave unto

Joshua 10:36,37 And Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, to Hebron; and they fought against it...

Joshua 15:13 And to Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a part among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of the LORD to Joshua...

Joshua 21:11,12 And they gave them the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron, in the hill country of Judah...

Judges 1:20 And they gave Hebron to Caleb, as Moses said: and he expelled there the three sons of Anak.

1 Chronicles 6:55,56 And they gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, and the suburbs thereof round about it...

Caleb --A Green Old Age
'And Caleb... said unto him (Joshua), Thou knowest the thing that the Lord said unto Moses the man of God concerning me and thee in Kadesh- barnea.'--JOSHUA xiv. 6. Five and forty years had passed since the Lord had 'said this thing.' It was the promise to these two, now old men, of the prolongation of their lives, and to Caleb of his inheritance in the land. Seven years of fighting have been got through, and the preparations are being made for the division of the land by lot. But, before that is
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Joshua 14:14
So Hebron has belonged to Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite ever since, because he followed the LORD, the God of Israel, wholeheartedly.

Joshua 15:13
In accordance with the LORD's command to him, Joshua gave to Caleb son of Jephunneh a portion in Judah--Kiriath Arba, that is, Hebron. (Arba was the forefather of Anak.)

Joshua 22:6
Then Joshua blessed them and sent them away, and they went to their homes.

Judges 1:20
As Moses had promised, Hebron was given to Caleb, who drove from it the three sons of Anak.

1 Samuel 30:14
We raided the Negev of the Kerethites, some territory belonging to Judah and the Negev of Caleb. And we burned Ziklag."

1 Samuel 30:31
and Hebron; and to those in all the other places where he and his men had roamed.

2 Samuel 2:1
In the course of time, David inquired of the LORD. "Shall I go up to one of the towns of Judah?" he asked. The LORD said, "Go up." David asked, "Where shall I go?" "To Hebron," the LORD answered.

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