Land Still to Be Taken
13:1 Now Joshua was old and stricken in years; and
the LORD said unto him, Thou art old and stricken in years,
and there remaineth yet very much land to be possessed.
13:2 This is the land that yet remaineth: all the borders
of the Philistines, and all Geshuri,
13:3 From Sihor, which is before Egypt, even unto the
borders of Ekron northward, which is counted to the
Canaanite: five lords of the Philistines; the Gazathites,
and the Ashdothites, the Eshkalonites, the Gittites, and the
Ekronites; also the Avites:
13:4 From the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and
Mearah that is beside the Sidonians unto Aphek, to the
borders of the Amorites:
13:5 And the land of the Giblites, and all Lebanon, toward
the sunrising, from Baalgad under mount Hermon unto the
entering into Hamath.
13:6 All the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon
unto Misrephothmaim, and all the Sidonians, them will I
drive out from before the children of Israel: only divide
thou it by lot unto the Israelites for an inheritance, as I
have commanded thee.
13:7 Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance unto
the nine tribes, and the half tribe of Manasseh,
Division of the Land
East of the Jordan
13:8 With whom the Reubenites and the Gadites have
received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond
Jordan eastward, even as Moses the servant of the LORD gave
13:9 From Aroer, that is upon the bank of the river Arnon,
and the city that is in the midst of the river, and all the
plain of Medeba unto Dibon;
13:10 And all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites,
which reigned in Heshbon, unto the border of the children of
13:11 And Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and
Maachathites, and all mount Hermon, and all Bashan unto
13:12 All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, which reigned in
Ashtaroth and in Edrei, who remained of the remnant of the
giants: for these did Moses smite, and cast them out.
13:13 Nevertheless the children of Israel expelled not the
Geshurites, nor the Maachathites: but the Geshurites and the
Maachathites dwell among the Israelites until this day.
13:14 Only unto the tribes of Levi he gave none
inheritance; the sacrifices of the LORD God of Israel made
by fire are their inheritance, as he said unto them.
13:15 And Moses gave unto the tribe of the children of
Reuben inheritance according to their families.
13:16 And their coast was from Aroer, that is on the bank
of the river Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the
river, and all the plain by Medeba;
13:17 Heshbon, and all her cities that are in the plain;
Dibon, and Bamothbaal, and Bethbaalmeon,
13:18 And Jahaza, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,
13:19 And Kirjathaim, and Sibmah, and Zarethshahar in the
mount of the valley,
13:20 And Bethpeor, and Ashdothpisgah, and Bethjeshimoth,
13:21 And all the cities of the plain, and all the kingdom
of Sihon king of the Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon,
whom Moses smote with the princes of Midian, Evi, and Rekem,
and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, which were dukes of Sihon,
dwelling in the country.
13:22 Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the
children of Israel slay with the sword among them that were
slain by them.
13:23 And the border of the children of Reuben was Jordan,
and the border thereof. This was the inheritance of the
children of Reuben after their families, the cities and the
13:24 And Moses gave inheritance unto the tribe of Gad,
even unto the children of Gad according to their families.
13:25 And their coast was Jazer, and all the cities of
Gilead, and half the land of the children of Ammon, unto
Aroer that is before Rabbah;
13:26 And from Heshbon unto Ramathmizpeh, and Betonim; and
from Mahanaim unto the border of Debir;
13:27 And in the valley, Betharam, and Bethnimrah, and
Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king
of Heshbon, Jordan and his border, even unto the edge of the
sea of Chinnereth on the other side Jordan eastward.
13:28 This is the inheritance of the children of Gad after
their families, the cities, and their villages.
13:29 And Moses gave inheritance unto the half tribe of
Manasseh: and this was the possession of the half tribe of
the children of Manasseh by their families.
13:30 And their coast was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all
the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair,
which are in Bashan, threescore cities:
13:31 And half Gilead, and Ashtaroth, and Edrei, cities of
the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were pertaining unto the
children of Machir the son of Manasseh, even to the one half
of the children of Machir by their families.
13:32 These are the countries which Moses did distribute
for inheritance in the plains of Moab, on the other side
Jordan, by Jericho, eastward.
13:33 But unto the tribe of Levi Moses gave not any
inheritance: the LORD God of Israel was their inheritance,
as he said unto them.