1 Now Joshua was old, advanced in years. And Jehovah said to him: You are old,
advanced in years, and there remains very much land yet to be possessed.
2 This is the land that yet remains: all the territory of the Philistines and all Geshuri,
3 from Sihor, before Egypt, to the border of Ekron northward (which is counted as
Canaanite); the five lords of the Philistines; the Gazites, the Ashdodites, the Ashkelonites,
the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avites;
4 from the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that belongs to the Sidonians
as far as Aphek, to the border of the Amorites;
5 the land of the Giblites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrise, from Baal Gad below
Mount Hermon as far as the entrance to Hamath;
6 all the inhabitants of the mountains from Lebanon as far as Misrephoth Maim, and all
the Sidonians; them I will dispossess before the sons of Israel; only, divide it by lot to Israel
as an inheritance, as I have commanded you.
7 Now therefore, divide this land as an inheritance to the nine tribes and the half-tribe of
8 With them the Reubenites and the Gadites have received their inheritance, which Moses
has given them, beyond the Jordan eastward, as Moses the servant of Jehovah has given
9 from Aroer on the bank of the River Arnon, and the town that is in the midst of the
valley, and all the plain of Medeba as far as Dibon;
10 all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, as far as the
border of the children of Ammon;
11 Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maachathites, all Mount Hermon, and all
Bashan as far as Salcah;
12 all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and Edrei, who remained
of the remnant of the giants; for Moses had struck and dispossessed them.
13 Nevertheless the sons of Israel did not dispossess the Geshurites or the Maachathites,
but the Geshurites and the Maachathites dwell in the midst of Israel to this day.
14 Only to the tribe of Levi he had given no inheritance; the sacrifices by fire unto
Jehovah the God of Israel, are their inheritance, as He had spoken to them.
15 And Moses had given to the tribe of the sons of Reuben according to their families.
16 Their territory was from Aroer, the bank of the River Arnon, and the city that is in the
midst of the valley, and all the plain by Medeba;
17 Heshbon and all its cities in the plain: Dibon, Bamoth Baal, Beth Baal Meon,
18 Jahaza, Kedemoth, Mephaath,
19 Kirjathaim, Sibmah, Zereth Shahar on the mountain of the valley,
20 Beth Peor, the slopes of Pisgah, and Beth Jeshimoth;
21 all the cities of the plain and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, who
reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses had struck with the commanders of Midian: Evi,
Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, who were princes of Sihon dwelling in the land.
22 The sons of Israel also killed with the sword Balaam the son of Beor, the diviner,
among their slain.
23 And the border of the sons of Reuben was the border of the Jordan. This was the
inheritance of the sons of Reuben according to their families, the cities and their villages.
24 Moses also gave to the tribe of Gad, to the sons of Gad according to their families.
25 Their territory was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the
Ammonites as far as Aroer, which is before Rabbah,
26 and from Heshbon to Ramath Mizpah and Betonim, and from Mahanaim to the border
27 and in the valley Beth Haram, Beth Nimrah, Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the
kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, with the Jordan as its border, as far as the edge of the
Sea of Chinnereth, on the other side of the Jordan eastward.
28 This is the inheritance of the sons of Gad according to their families, the cities and their
29 Moses also gave to the half-tribe of Manasseh; it was for the half-tribe of the sons of
Manasseh according to their families:
30 Their territory was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan,
and all the towns of Jair which are in Bashan, sixty cities;
31 half of Gilead, and Ashtaroth and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were
for the sons of Machir the son of Manasseh, for half of the sons of Machir according to
32 These are what Moses had distributed as an inheritance in the plains of Moab on the
other side of the Jordan, from Jericho eastward.
33 But to the tribe of Levi Moses had given no inheritance; Jehovah the God of Israel,
was their inheritance, as He had spoken to them.