Division of the Land West of the Jordan
14:1 And these are the countries which the children
of Israel inherited in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the
priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the
fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed
for inheritance to them.
14:2 By lot was their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by
the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half
14:3 For Moses had given the inheritance of two tribes and
an half tribe on the other side Jordan: but unto the Levites
he gave none inheritance among them.
14:4 For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh
and Ephraim: therefore they gave no part unto the Levites in
the land, save cities to dwell in, with their suburbs for
their cattle and for their substance.
14:5 As the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel
did, and they divided the land.
Allotment for Caleb
14:6 Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in
Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said
unto him, Thou knowest the thing that the LORD said unto
Moses the man of God concerning me and thee in Kadeshbarnea.
14:7 Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the
LORD sent me from Kadeshbarnea to espy out the land; and I
brought him word again as it was in mine heart.
14:8 Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the
heart of the people melt: but I wholly followed the LORD my
14:9 And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land
whereon thy feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance,
and thy children's for ever, because thou hast wholly
followed the LORD my God.
14:10 And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive, as he
said, these forty and five years, even since the LORD spake
this word unto Moses, while the children of Israel wandered
in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and
five years old.
14:11 As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day
that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my
strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in.
14:12 Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD
spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the
Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and
fenced: if so be the LORD will be with me, then I shall be
able to drive them out, as the LORD said.
14:13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son
of Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance.
14:14 Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the
son of Jephunneh the Kenezite unto this day, because that he
wholly followed the LORD God of Israel.
14:15 And the name of Hebron before was Kirjatharba; which
Arba was a great man among the Anakims. And the land had
rest from war.