Instruction for Apportioning Canaan
1 And the Lord said to Moses, 2 Command the Israelites, When you come into the land of Canaan (which is the land that shall be yours for an inheritance, the land of Canaan according to its boundaries), 3 Your south side shall be from the Wilderness of Zin along the side of Edom, and your southern boundary from the end of the Salt [Dead] Sea eastward. 4 Your boundary shall turn south of the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass on to Zin, and its end shall be south of Kadesh-barnea. Then it shall go on to Hazar-addar and pass on to Azmon. 5 Then the boundary shall turn from Azmon to the Brook of Egypt, and it shall terminate at the [Mediterranean] Sea. 6 For the western boundary you shall have the Great Sea and its coast. 7 And this shall be your north border: from the Great Sea mark out your boundary line to Mount Hor; 8 From Mount Hor you shall mark out your boundary to the entrance of Hamath, and its end shall be at Zedad; 9 Then the northern boundary shall go on to Ziphron, and the end of it shall be at Hazar-enan. 10 You shall mark out your eastern boundary from Hazar-enan to Shepham; 11 The boundary shall go down from Shepham to Riblah on the east side of Ain and shall descend and reach to the shoulder of the Sea of Chinnereth [the Sea of Galilee] on the east; 12 And the boundary shall go down to the Jordan, and the end shall be at the Salt Sea. This shall be your land with its boundaries all around.
13 Moses commanded the Israelites, This is the land you shall inherit by lot, which the Lord has commanded to give to the nine tribes and the half-tribe [of Manasseh], 14 For the tribes of the sons of Reuben and of Gad by their fathers' houses have received their inheritance, and also the half-tribe of Manasseh. 15 The two and a half tribes have received their inheritance east of the Jordan at Jericho, toward the sunrise.
16 And the Lord said to Moses, 17 These are the men who shall divide the land to you for inheritance: Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun. 18 And [with them] you shall take one head or prince of each tribe to divide the land for inheritance. 19 The names of the men are: Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb son of Jephunneh; 20 Of the tribe of the sons of Simeon, Shemuel son of Ammihud; 21 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad son of Chislon; 22 Of the tribe of the sons of Dan a leader, Bukki son of Jogli; 23 Of the sons of Joseph: of the tribe of the sons of Manasseh a leader, Hanniel son of Ephod; 24 And of the tribe of the sons of Ephraim a leader, Kemuel son of Shiphtan; 25 And of the tribe of the sons of Zebulun a leader, Elizaphan son of Parnach; 26 And of the tribe of the sons of Issachar a leader, Paltiel son of Azzan; 27 And of the tribe of the sons of Asher a leader, Ahihud son of Shelomi; 28 And of the tribe of the sons of Naphtali a leader, Pedahel son of Ammihud.