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Lot of Simeon, Zebulun, CHAP. XIX. Issachar, Asher, &c

3 And Hazar-shual, and Balah, 22 And the coast reacheth to and Azem,

Tabor, and Shabazimah, and Beth4 And Eltolad, and Bethul, and shemesh; and the out-goings of Hormah,

their border were at Jordan: six5 And Ziklag, and Beth-marca- teen cities with their villages. both, and Hazar-susah,

23 This is the inheritance of the 6 And Beth-lebaoth, and Sha-tribe of the children of Issachar acruhen; thirteen cities and their cording to their families, the cities villages:

and their villages. 7. Ain, Remmon, and Ether, 24 1 And the fifth lot came out for and Ashan; four cities and their the tribe of the children of Asher villages:

according to their families. 8 And all the villages that were 25 And their border was Helround about these cities to Baalath- kath, and Hali, and Beten, and beer, Ramath of the south. This Achshaph, is the inheritance of the tribe of the 26 And Alammelech, and Amad, children of Simeon according to and Misheal; and reacheth to their families.

Carmel westward, and to Shihor9 Out of the portion of the chil-libnath; dren of Judah was the inheritance 27 And turneth toward the sunof the children of Simeon: for the rising to Beth-dagon, and reacheth part of the children of Judah was to Zebulun, and to the valley of too much for them: therefore the Jiphthah-el toward the north side children of Simeon had their in- of Beth-emek, and Neiel, and heritance within the inheritance of goeth out

to Cabul on the left hand, them.

28 And Hebron, and Rehob, and 10 | And the third lot came up Hammon, and Kanah, even unto for the children of Zebulun accord- great Zidon; ing to their families: and the bor 29 And then the coast turneth to der of their inheritance was unto Ramah, and to the strong city Sarid:

Tyre; and the coast tạrneth to Ho11 And their border went up to-sah: and the out-goings thereof ward the sea, and Maralah, and are at the sea from the coast to reached to Dabbasheth, and reach-Achzib: ed to the river that is before Jok 30 Ummah also, and Aphek, neam,

and Rehob: twenty and two cities 12 And turned from Sarid east- with their villages. ward, toward the sun-rising, unto 31 This is the inheritance of the the border of Chisloth-tabor, and tribe of the children of Asher acthen goeth out to Daberath, and cording to their families, these goeth up to Japhia,

cities with their villages. 13 And from thence passeth on 32 | The sixth lot came out to along on the east to Gittah-hepher, the children of Naphtali, even for to Ittah-kazin, and goeth out to the children of Naphtali according Remmon-methoar to Neah; to their families.

14 And the border compasseth 33 And their coast was from Heit on the north side to Hannathon: leph, from Allon to Zaanannim, and the out-goings thereof are in and Adami, Nekeb, and Jabneel, the valley of Jiphthah-el: unto Lakum; and the out-goings

15 And Kattath, and Nahallal, thereof were at Jordan: and Shimron, and Idalah, and 34 And then the coast turneth Beth-lehem ; twelve cities with westward to Aznoth-tabor, and their villages.

goeth out from thence to Hukkok, 16 This is the inheritance of the and reacheth to Zebulun on the children of Zebulun according to south side, and reacheth to Asher their families, these cities with their on the west side, and to Judah villages.

upon Jordan toward the

sun17 | And the fourth lot came rising, out to Issachar, for the children of 35 And the fenced cities are Issachar according to their families. Ziddim, Zer, and Hammath, Rak

18 And their border was toward kath, and Cinneroth, Jezreel, and Chesulloth, and Shu 36 And Adamah, and Ramah, nem,

and Hazor, 19 And Hapharaim, and Shihon, 37 And Kedesh, and Edrei, and and Anaharath,

En-hazor, 20 And Rabbith, and Kishion, 38 And'Iron, and Migdal-el, Hoand Abez,

rem, and Beth-anath, and Beth21 And Remeth, and En-gannim, shemesh; nineteen cities with their and En-haddah, and Beth-pazzez; Ivillages.'

The lot of Dan.


Cities of refuge 39 This is the inheritance of the unto one of those cities shall stand tribe of the children of Naphtali at the entering of the gate of the according to their families, the city, and shall declare his cause cities and their villages.

in the ears of the elders of that 40 I And the seventh lot came city, they shall take him into the out for the tribe of the children of city unto them, and give him a Dan according to their families. place, that he may dwell among

41 And the coast of their inhe- them. ritance was Zorah, and Eshtaol, 5 And if the avenger of blood and Ir-shemesh,

pursue after him, then they shall 42 And Shaalabin, and Ajalon, not deliver the slayer up into his and Jethlah,

hand; because he smote his neigh 43 And Elon, and Thimnathah, bour unwittingly, and hated him and Ekron,

not beforetime. 44 And Eltekeh, and Gibbethon, 6 And he shall dwell in that city, and Baalath,

until he stand before the congre45 And Jehud, and Bene-berak, gation for judgment, and until the and Gath-rimmon,

death of the high priest that shall 46 And Me-jarkon, and Rakkon, be in those days: then shall the with the border before Japho. slayer return,

and come unto 47 And the coast of the children his own city, and unto his own of Dan, went out too little for house, unto the city from whence them: therefore the children of he fled. Dan went up to fight against Le 7 | And they appointed Kedesh shem, and took it, and smote it with in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and the edge of the sword, and possess. Shechem in mount Ephraim, and ed it, and dwelt therein, and called Kirjath-arba,, (which

is Hebron) Leshem, Dan, after the name of in the mountain of Judah. Dan their father.

8 And on the other side Jordan 48 This is the inheritance of the by Jericho eastward, they assigned tribe of the children of Dan ac- Bezer in the wilderness upon the cording to their families, these plain out of the tribe of Reuben, cities with their villages.

and Ramoth in Gilead out of 49 | When they had made an the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Baend of dividing the land for inice shan out of the tribe of Manasseh. ritance by their coasts, the children 9 These were the cities appointof Israel gave an inheritance to ed for all the children of Israel, Joshua the son of Nun among and for the stranger that sojournthem:

eth among them, that whosoever 50 According to the word of the killeth any person at unawares LORD they gave himn the city which might flee thither, and not die by he asked, even Timnath-serah in the hand of the avenger of blood, mount Ephraim: and he built the until he stood before the congrecity, and dwelt therein.

gation. 51 These are the inheritances

CHAP. XXI. which Elcazar the priest, and Jo- The Cities assigned to the Levites. of the fathers of the tribes of the THEN çame near the headsesi

the fathers of the Levites unto children of Israel, divided for an Elcazar the priest, and unto Joinheritance by lot in Shiloh before shua the son of Nun, and unto the the LORD, at the door of the ta- heads of the fathers of the tribes of bernacle of the congregation. So the children of Israel; they made an end of dividing the 2 And they spake unto them at country.

Shiloh in the land of Canaan, sayCHAP. XX.

ing, The LORD commanded by the Appointment of Sir Cities of hand

of Moses to give us cities to Refuge.

dwell in, with the suburbs thereof THE LORD also spake unto Jo- for our cattle.

3 And the children of Israel 2 Speak to the children of Is- gave unto the Levites out of their rael, saying, Appoint out for you inheritance, at the commandment cities of refuge, whereof I spake of the LORD, these cities and their unto you by the hand of Moses: suburbs.

3 That the slayer that killeth any 4 And the lot came out for the person unawares and unwittingly, families of the Kohathites: and may flee thither: and they shall be the children of Aaron the priest, your refuge from the avenger of which were of the Levites, had by blood.

lot out of the tribe of Judah, and out 4 And when he that doth flee of the tribe of Simeon, and out of


Forty-eight cities

CHAP. XXI. allotted to the Levites the tribe of Benjamin, thirteen even they had the cities of their lot cities.

out of the tribe of Ephraim. 5 And the rest of the children of 21. For they gave them Shechem Kohath had by lot out of the fami- with her suburbs in mount lies of the tribe of Ephraim, and Ephraim, to be a city of refuge out of the tribe of Dan, and out for the slayer; and Gezer with her of the half-tribe of Manasseh, ten suburbs, cities.

22 And Kibzaim with her sub6 And the children of Gershon urbs, and Beth-horon with her had by lot out of the families of suburbs; four cities. the tribe of Issachar, and out of 23 And out of the tribe of Dan, the tribe of Asher, and out of the Eltekeh with her suburbs, Gibbetribe of Naphtali, and out of the thon with her suburbs, half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, 24 Aijalon with her suburbs, thirteen cities.

Gath-rimmon with her suburbs; 7 The children of Merari by four cities. their families had out of the tribe 25 And out of the half-tribe of of Reuben, and out of the

tribe of Manasseh, Tanach with her subGad, and out of the tribe of Zebu- urbs, and Gath-rimmon, with her lun, twelve cities.

suburbs; two cities. 8 And the children of Israel 26 All' the cities were ten with gave by lot unto the Levites these their suburbs, for the families of cities with their suburbs, as the the children of Kohath that reLORD commanded by the hand of mained. Moses.

27 1 And unto the children of 911 And they gave out of the tribe Gershon,

of the families of the of the children of Judah, and out Levites,'out of the other half-tribe of the tribe of the children of of Manasseh they gave Golan in Simeon, these cities which are here Bashan with her suburbs, to be a mentioned by name,

city of refuge for the player, and 10 Which the children of Aaron, Beesh-terah with her suburbs; two being of the families of the Ko-cities. hathites, who were of the children 28 And out of the tribe of Issaof Levi, had: for theirs was the char, Kishon with her suburbs, first lot.

Dabareh with her suburbs, 11 And they gave them the city 29 Jarmuth with her suburbs, of Arba the father of Anak (which En-gannim with her suburbs ; four city is Hebron) in the hill-country cities. of Judah, with the suburbs thereof 30 And out of the tribe of Asher, round about it.

Mishal with her suburbs, Abdon 12 But the fields of the city, and with her suburbs, the villages thereof, gave they to 31 Helkath with her suburbs, Caleb the son of Jephunneh

for his and Rehob with her suburbs; four possession.

cities. 13 1 Thus they gave to the chil 32 And out of the tribe of Ņaphdren of Aaron the priest, Hebron tali, Kedesh in Galilee with her with her suburbs, to be a city of re- suburbs, to be a city of refuge for fuge for the slayer; and Libnah the slayer; and Hammoth-dor with with her suburbs,

her suburbs, and Kartan with her 14 And Jattir with her suburbs, suburbs; three cities. and Eshtenioa with her suburbs, 33 All the cities of the Gershon

15 And Holon with her suburbs, ites, according to their families, and Debir with her suburbs, were thirteen cities with their sub

16 And Ain with her suburbs, urbs. and Juttah with her subui bs, and 34 1 And unto the families of the Beth-shemesh with her suburbs; children of Merari, the rest of the nine cities out of those two tribes. Levites, out of the tribe of Zebulun,

17 And out of the tribe of Ben- Jokneam with her suburbs, and jamin, Gibeon with her suburbs, Kartah with her suburbs, Geba with her suburbs,

35 Dimnah with her suburbs, 18 Anathoth with her suburbs, Nahalal with her suburbs; four and Almon with her suburbs; four cities. cities.

36 And out of the tribe of Reu19 An the cities of the children ben, Bezer with her suburbs, and of Aaron, the priests, were thir-Jahazah with her suburbs, teen cities with their suburbs. 37 Kedemoth with her suburbs,

20 1 And the families of the chil- and Mephaath with her suburbs ; dren of Kohath, the Levites which four cities. remained of the children of Kohath, 38 And out of the tribe of Gad.


Thoo tribes and a half sent home. JOSHUA, They erect an altar. Ramoth in Gilead with her sub-1 7 Now to the one half of the urbs, to be a city of refuge for the tribe of Manasseh, Moses had given slayer; and Mahanaim with her possession in Bashan: but unto the suburbs,

other half thereof gave Joshua 39 Heshbon with her suburbs, among their brethren on this side Jazer with her suburbs; four cities Jordan westward. And when in all.

Joshua sent them away also unto 40 So all the cities for the chil- their tents, then he blessed them, dren of Merari by their families, 8 And he spake unto them, which were remaining of the fami- saying, Return with much riches lies of the Levites, were by their unto your tents, and with very lot twelve cities.

much cattle, with silver, and with 41 All the cities of the Levites gold, and with brass, and with within the possession of the chil-iron, and with very much raiment: dren of Israel were forty and eight divide the spoil of your enemies cities with their suburbs.

with your brethren. 42 These cities were every one

9 | And the children of Reuben, with their suburbs round about and the children of Gad, and the them. Thus were all these cities. half-tribe of Manasseh returned,

43 | And the LORD gave unto and departed from the children of Israel all the land which he gware Israel out of Shiloh, which is in to give unto their fathers : and they the land of Canaan, to go unto the possessed it, and dwelt therein. country of Gilead, to the land of

44 And the LORD gave them their possession, whereof they rest round about, according to all were possessed, according to the that he sware unto their fathers: word of the LORD by the hand of and there stood not a man of all Moses. their enemies before them; the 10 1 And when they came unto LORD delivered all their enemies the borders of Jordan, that are in into their hand.

the land of Canaan, the children of 45 There failed not aught of any Reuben, and the children of Gad, good thing which the LORD had and the half-tribe of Manasseh spoken unto the house of Israel; built there an altar by Jordan, a all came to pass.

great altar to see to. CHAP. XXII.

11 And the children of Israel The Two Tribes and a Half dis- heard say, Behold, the children of missed.

Reuben, and the children of Gad, benites, and the Gadites, and have built an altar over against

-of the half-tribe of Manasseh, the land of Canaan, in the borders

2 And said unto them, Ye have of Jordan, at the passage of tho kept all that Moses the servant of children of Israel. the LORD commanded you, and 12 And when the children of have obeyed my voice in all that Israel heard of it, the whole conI commanded you:

gregation of the children of Israel 3 Ye have not left your brethren gathered themselves together at these many days unto this day, but Shiloh, to go

up to war against have kept the charge of the com-them. mandment of the LORD your God. 13 And the children of Israel

4 And now the LORD your God sent unto the children of Reuben, hath given rest unto your brethren, and to the children of Gad, and as he promised them: therefore now to the half-tribe of Manasseh into return ye, and get you unto your the land of Gilead, Phinehas the tents, and unto the land of your son of Eleazar the priest, possession, which Moses the ser 14 And with him ten princes, of vant of the LORD gave you on the each chief house a prince through other side Jordan.

out all the tribes of Israel; and 5 But take diligent heed to do each one was a head of the house the commandment and the law, of their fathers among the thouwhich Moses the servant of the sands of Israel. LORD charged you, to love the 15 And they came unto the chilLORD your God, and to walk in dren of Reuben, and to the children all his ways, and to keep his com- of Gad, and to the half-tribe of mandments, and to cleave unto Manasseh, unto the land of Gilead, bim, and to serve him with all and they spake with them, saying. your heart, and with all your soul. 16 Thus saith the whole congre.

6 8o Joshua blessed them, and gation of the LORD, What trespass sent them away; and they went is this that ye have committed unto their tents.

against the God of Israel, to turn

of testimony;

CHAP. XXII. and vindicate their conduct away this day from following the might do the service of the LORD LORD, in that ye have builded before him with our burnt-offeryou an altar, that ye might rebel ings, and with our sacrifices, and this day against the LORD ? with our peace-offerings; that your 17 Is the iniquity

of Peor too children may not say to our chillittle for us, from which we are dren in time to come, Ye have no not cleansed until this day, al- part in the LORD. though there was a plague in the 28 Therefore said we, that it congregation of the LORD,

shall be, when they should so say 18 But that ye must turn away to us or to our generations in time this day from following the LORD? to come, that we may say again, and it will be, seeing ye rebel to- Behold the pattern of the altar of day against the LORD, that to the LORD, which our fathers made, morrow he will be wroth with the not for burnt-offerings, nor for sawhole congregation of Israel. crifices; but it is a witness between

19 Notwithstanding, if the land us and you. of your possession be unclean, then 29 God forbid that we should pass ye over unto the land of the rebel against the LORD, and turn possession of the LORD, wherein this day from following the LORD, the LORD's tabernacle 'dwelleth, to build an altar for burnt-offerand take possession among us: but ings, for meat-offerings, or for rebel not against the LORD, nor sacrifices, besides the altar of the rebel against us, in building you LORD our God that is before his an altar besides the altar of the tabernacle. LORD our God.

30 1 And when Phinehas the 20 Did not Achan the son of priest, and the princes of the conZerah commit a trespass in the gregation, and heads of the thouaccursed thing, and wrath fell on sands of Israel which were with all the congregation of Israel ? and him, heard the words that the that man perished not alone in his children of Reuben, and the iniquity.

children of Gad, and the children 21T Then the children of Reuben, of Manasseh spake, it pleased and the children of Gad, and the them. half-tribe of Manasseh answered, 31 And Phinehas the son of and said unto the heads of the Elea zar the priest said unto the thousands of Israel,

children of Reuben, and to the 22 The LORD God of gods, the children of Gad, and to the chilLORD God of gods, he knoweth, dren of Manasseh, This day we and Israel he shall know; if it be erceive that the LORD is among in rebellion, or if in transgression us, because ye have not committed against the LORD, (save us not this this trespass against the LORD:

now ye have delivered the children 23 That we have built us an of Israel out of the hand of the altar to turn from following the LORD. LORD, or if to offer thereon burnt 32 And Phinehas the son of offering, or meat-offering, or if Eleazar the priest, and the princes, to offer peace-offerings thereon, returned from the children of Reu let the LORD himself require ben, and from the children of Gad, it:

out of the land of Gilead, unto the 24 And if we have not rather land of Canaan, to the children of done it for fear of this thing, say- Israel, and brought them word ing, In time to come your children again. might speak unto our children, say 33 And the thing, pleased the ing, What have ye to do with the children of Israel, and the children LORD God of Israel ?

of Israel blessed 'God, and did not 25 For the LORD hath made intend to go up against them in Jordan a border between us and battle, to destroy the land wherein you, ye children of Reuben and the children of Reuben and Gad children of Gad; ye have no part dwelt. in the LORD. So shall your chil 34 And the children of Reuben dren make our children cease from and the children of Gad called the fearing the LORD.

altar Ed: for it shall be a witness 26 Therefore we said, Let us between us that the LORD is God. now prepare to build us an altar,

CHAP. XXIII. not for burnt-offering, nor for Joshua exhorteth the Israelites. sacrifice:

27 But that it may be a witness AND it came to pass, a long between us, and you, and our given rest unto Israel from all generations after us, that wel their enemies round about, that


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