Division of the Rest of the Land
18:1 And the whole congregation of the children of
Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the
tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was
subdued before them.
18:2 And there remained among the children of Israel seven
tribes, which had not yet received their inheritance.
18:3 And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long
are ye slack to go to possess the land, which the LORD God
of your fathers hath given you?
18:4 Give out from among you three men for each tribe: and
I will send them, and they shall rise, and go through the
land, and describe it according to the inheritance of them;
and they shall come again to me.
18:5 And they shall divide it into seven parts: Judah shall
abide in their coast on the south, and the house of Joseph
shall abide in their coasts on the north.
18:6 Ye shall therefore describe the land into seven parts,
and bring the description hither to me, that I may cast lots
for you here before the LORD our God.
18:7 But the Levites have no part among you; for the
priesthood of the LORD is their inheritance: and Gad, and
Reuben, and half the tribe of Manasseh, have received their
inheritance beyond Jordan on the east, which Moses the
servant of the LORD gave them.
18:8 And the men arose, and went away: and Joshua charged
them that went to describe the land, saying, Go and walk
through the land, and describe it, and come again to me,
that I may here cast lots for you before the LORD in Shiloh.
18:9 And the men went and passed through the land, and
described it by cities into seven parts in a book, and came
again to Joshua to the host at Shiloh.
18:10 And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the
LORD: and there Joshua divided the land unto the children of
Israel according to their divisions.
Allotment for Benjamin
18:11 And the lot of the tribe of the children of
Benjamin came up according to their families: and the coast
of their lot came forth between the children of Judah and
the children of Joseph.
18:12 And their border on the north side was from Jordan;
and the border went up to the side of Jericho on the north
side, and went up through the mountains westward; and the
goings out thereof were at the wilderness of Bethaven.
18:13 And the border went over from thence toward Luz, to
the side of Luz, which is Bethel, southward; and the border
descended to Atarothadar, near the hill that lieth on the
south side of the nether Bethhoron.
18:14 And the border was drawn thence, and compassed the
corner of the sea southward, from the hill that lieth before
Bethhoron southward; and the goings out thereof were at
Kirjathbaal, which is Kirjathjearim, a city of the children
of Judah: this was the west quarter.
18:15 And the south quarter was from the end of
Kirjathjearim, and the border went out on the west, and went
out to the well of waters of Nephtoah:
18:16 And the border came down to the end of the mountain
that lieth before the valley of the son of Hinnom, and which
is in the valley of the giants on the north, and descended
to the valley of Hinnom, to the side of Jebusi on the south,
and descended to Enrogel,
18:17 And was drawn from the north, and went forth to
Enshemesh, and went forth toward Geliloth, which is over
against the going up of Adummim, and descended to the stone
of Bohan the son of Reuben,
18:18 And passed along toward the side over against Arabah
northward, and went down unto Arabah:
18:19 And the border passed along to the side of Bethhoglah
northward: and the outgoings of the border were at the north
bay of the salt sea at the south end of Jordan: this was the
18:20 And Jordan was the border of it on the east side.
This was the inheritance of the children of Benjamin, by the
coasts thereof round about, according to their families.
18:21 Now the cities of the tribe of the children of
Benjamin according to their families were Jericho, and
Bethhoglah, and the valley of Keziz,
18:22 And Betharabah, and Zemaraim, and Bethel,
18:23 And Avim, and Pharah, and Ophrah,
18:24 And Chepharhaammonai, and Ophni, and Gaba; twelve
cities with their villages:
18:25 Gibeon, and Ramah, and Beeroth,
18:26 And Mizpeh, and Chephirah, and Mozah,
18:27 And Rekem, and Irpeel, and Taralah,
18:28 And Zelah, Eleph, and Jebusi, which is Jerusalem,
Gibeath, and Kirjath; fourteen cities with their villages.
This is the inheritance of the children of Benjamin
according to their families.