Most Popular Bible Verses in Joshua
If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or
Have I not commanded you?
Now it came about after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’
Then Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel,
And O moon in the valley of Aijalon.”
“Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people, saying, ‘Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within
Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold,
Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,
O Lord, what can I say since Israel has turned their
For the sons of Israel walked
Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle shall remain in the land which Moses gave you beyond the Jordan, but you shall cross before your brothers in battle array, all your valiant warriors, and shall help them,
However, there shall be between you and it a distance of about 2,000
“Remember the word which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, saying, ‘
Just as we obeyed Moses in all things, so we will obey you; only
As they fled from before Israel, while they were at the descent of Beth-horon,
until the Lord gives your brothers rest, as He gives you, and they also possess the land which the Lord your God is giving them.
They answered Joshua, saying, “All that you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.
Anyone who rebels against your
So Joshua sent them away, and they went to the place of ambush and remained between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of Ai; but Joshua spent that night among the people.
And the king of Jericho sent word to Rahab, saying, “Bring out the men who have come to you, who have entered your house, for they have come to search out all the land.”
Then Joshua said to the people, “
And it was so, that when Joshua had spoken to the people, the seven priests carrying the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the Lord went forward and blew the trumpets; and the ark of the covenant of the Lord followed them.
And Caleb said, “The one who
and all that He did to the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon king of Heshbon and to Og king of Bashan who was at Ashtaroth.
Joshua captured all the cities of these kings, and all their kings, and he struck them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed them; just
and Joshua said to them, “
If we have built us an altar to turn away from following the Lord, or if to
The armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets, and
Their children whom He raised up in their place, Joshua
There was no day like that before it or after it, when the Lord listened to the voice of a man; for
The border continued to the side of Beth-hoglah northward; and the
So Moses gave an inheritance to the tribe of the sons of Reuben according to their families.
It came about when the king of Ai saw it, that the men of the city hurried and rose up early and went out to meet Israel in battle, he and all his people at the appointed place before the desert plain. But he did not know that there was an ambush against him behind the city.
And he took about 5,000 men and set them in ambush between
When they brought these kings out to Joshua, Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said to the chiefs of the men of war who had gone with him, “Come near,
So the Lord said to Joshua, “Rise up! Why is it that you have fallen on your face?
But truly we have done this out of concern,
However, Israel did not burn any cities that stood on their mounds, except Hazor alone, which Joshua burned.
So he had the ark of the Lord
But Joshua commanded the people, saying, “You shall not shout nor let your voice be heard nor let a word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I tell you, ‘Shout!’ Then you shall shout!”
the king of Debir, one; the king of Geder, one;
And all the people who were in the city were called together to pursue them, and they pursued Joshua and
Now the name of Hebron was formerly
and Kibzaim with its pasture lands and Beth-horon with its pasture lands; four cities.
Joshua said, “Roll large stones against the mouth of the cave, and assign men by it to guard them,
It was told Joshua, saying, “The five kings have been found hidden in the cave at Makkedah.”
He said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the Lord.” And Joshua
Now when they had finished circumcising all the nation, they remained in their places in the camp until they were
It came about when Joshua and the sons of Israel had finished
Then Joshua dismissed the people, each to his inheritance.
Israel has sinned, and
and Rabbith and Kishion and Ebez,
It came about when it was time to shut the gate at dark, that the men went out; I do not know where the men went. Pursue them quickly, for you will overtake them.”
Now it came about when all the kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan to the west, and all the kings of the
Then all the people of war who were with him went up and drew near and arrived in front of the city, and camped on the north side of Ai. Now there was a valley between him and Ai.
And Joshua spoke to the priests, saying, “Take up the ark of the covenant and cross over ahead of the people.” So they took up the ark of the covenant and went ahead of the people.
While the sons of Israel camped at Gilgal
So our elders and all the inhabitants of our country spoke to us, saying, ‘Take provisions in your hand for the journey, and go to meet them and say to them, “
that all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace. No one
So they stationed the people, all the army that was on the north side of the city, and its rear guard on the west side of the city, and Joshua spent that night in the midst of the valley.
Then Joshua and all Israel with him returned to the camp to Gilgal.
Joshua said to all the people, “Behold,
Then Joshua said to the sons of Israel, “Come here, and hear the words of the Lord your God.”
Now the Lord said to Joshua, “This day I will begin to
Then the Lord said to Joshua, “
Joshua and all Israel pretended to be beaten before them, and fled
It came about after these things that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died, being one hundred and ten years old.
then you shall say to them, ‘Because the
and said to the men, “
Moreover, the Jordan was its border on the east side. This was the inheritance of the sons of Benjamin, according to their families and according to its borders all around.
And they buried him in the territory of his inheritance in
the king of Hormah, one; the king of
So the men pursued them on the road to the Jordan to the fords; and as soon as those who were pursuing them had gone out, they shut the gate.
Now it came about when Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem heard that Joshua had captured Ai, and had
You shall, moreover, command the priests who are carrying the ark of the covenant, saying, ‘When you come to the edge of the waters of the Jordan, you shall stand still in the Jordan.’”
Then Joshua came at that time and cut off
Heshbon, and all its cities which are on the plain: Dibon and Bamoth-baal and Beth-baal-meon,
Just as the Lord had commanded Moses his servant, so Moses commanded Joshua, and so Joshua did; he left nothing undone of all that the Lord had commanded Moses.
Now Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the Lord.
So the people shouted, and
Now the cities of the tribe of the sons of Benjamin according to their families were Jericho and Beth-hoglah and Emek-keziz,
Thus Joshua took all that land:
Then on the seventh day they rose early at the dawning of the day and marched around the city in the same manner seven times; only on that day they marched around the city seven times.
the king of Libnah, one; the king of Adullam, one;
This our bread was warm when we took it for our provisions out of our houses on the day that we left to come to you; but now behold, it is dry and has become crumbled.
Joshua said, “By this you shall know that
Now therefore, please swear to me by the Lord, since I have dealt kindly with you, that you also will deal kindly with my father’s household, and give me a
Now the cities at the extremity of the tribe of the sons of Judah toward the border of Edom in the south were Kabzeel and
but the hill country shall be yours. For though it is a forest, you shall
Then Joshua rose early in the morning; and he and all the sons of Israel set out from
Behold, the ark of the covenant of
Now when Israel had finished killing all the inhabitants of Ai in the field in the wilderness where they pursued them, and all of them were fallen by the edge of the sword until they were destroyed, then all Israel returned to Ai and struck it with the edge of the sword.
even all the cities of the plain and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites who reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses struck with the chiefs of Midian,
In the morning then you shall come near by your tribes. And it shall be that the tribe which
They did so, and
Then Joshua set up twelve
The sons of Israel also killed
and Kedesh and Hazor and Ithnan,
the king of Makkedah, one; the king of Bethel, one;
The captain of the Lord’s host said to Joshua, “
and when those who carried the ark came into the Jordan, and the feet of the priests carrying the ark were dipped in the edge of the water (for the
Then it came about, when Jabin king of
When we heard it,
Thus the sons of Israel did as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, just as the Lord spoke to Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Israel; and they carried them over with them to
There was not a city which made peace with the sons of Israel except
So when the people set out from their tents to cross the Jordan with the priests carrying
Then Joshua said, “Open the mouth of the cave and bring these five kings out to me from the cave.”
“Therefore we said, ‘Let us
And Joshua and all Israel with him passed on from Libnah to Lachish, and they camped by it and fought against it.
Joshua waged war a long time with all these kings.
There were no Anakim left in the land of the sons of Israel; only in Gaza, in
At that time the Lord said to Joshua, “Make for yourself
But as for you, only keep yourselves from the things under the ban, so that you do not
and Remeth and En-gannim and En-haddah and Beth-pazzez.
but do not stay there yourselves; pursue your enemies and
The Lord gave it also with its king into the hands of Israel, and he struck it and every person who was in it with the edge of the sword. He left no survivor in it. Thus he did to its king just as he had done to the king of Jericho.
and Beth-peor and the slopes of Pisgah and Beth-jeshimoth,
These wineskins which we filled were new, and behold, they are torn; and these our clothes and our sandals are worn out because of the very long journey.”
Now Joshua captured Makkedah on that day, and struck it and its king with the edge of the sword;
It shall come about when the soles of the feet of the priests who carry the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, rest in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan will be cut off, and the waters which are
Therefore Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem sent word
She said to them, “
the king of
Ziph and Telem and Bealoth,
Moses also gave an inheritance to the tribe of Gad, to the sons of Gad, according to their families.
So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the Lord had spoken to Moses, and
So the men said to her, “Our
So afterward Joshua struck them and put them to death, and he
and Avvim and Parah and Ophrah,
the king of Tappuah, one; the
Then she let them down by a rope through the window, for her house was on the city wall, so that she was living on the wall.
Then Joshua made them take an oath at that time, saying, “
So Joshua arose early in the morning and brought Israel near by
And the priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm
Gibeon and Ramah and Beeroth,
Now when all the nation had finished crossing the
The city shall be
He brought the family of Judah near, and he took the family of the Zerahites; and he brought the family of the Zerahites near man by man, and Zabdi was taken.
Thus the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp; they did so for six days.
and from Heshbon as far as Ramath-mizpeh and Betonim, and from Mahanaim as far as the border of
Now these are the
It came about at
So when Phinehas the priest and the leaders of the congregation, even the heads of the
Joshua then said to them, “
and in the valley, Beth-haram and Beth-nimrah and Succoth and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, with the Jordan
Then Joshua turned back at that time, and captured
the king of Shimron-meron, one; the king of Achshaph, one;
At the seventh time, when the priests blew the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, “
Then Joshua said to Achan, “My son, I implore you,
The men said to her, “
The word pleased the sons of Israel, and the sons of Israel
And Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest said to the sons of Reuben and to the sons of Gad and to the sons of Manasseh, “Today we know that the
He brought his household near man by man; and
For the priests who carried the ark were standing in the middle of the Jordan until everything was completed that the Lord had commanded Joshua to speak to the people, according to all that Moses had commanded Joshua. And the people hurried and crossed;
the king of Madon, one; the king of Hazor, one;
and the territory of Og king of Bashan, one of
The border of the sons of Reuben was the
In the lowland:
the king of Dor in the
the king of
Their territory was
Then Joshua built an altar to the Lord, the God of Israel, in
So the five kings of
and Hazar-shual and
Then Joshua and all Israel with him passed on from Makkedah to
It was told the king of Jericho, saying, “Behold, men from the sons of Israel have come here tonight to search out the land.”
when I saw among the spoil a beautiful mantle from Shinar and two hundred shekels of silver and a bar of gold fifty shekels in weight, then I
Then the men of Gibeon sent word to Joshua to the camp at Gilgal, saying, “Do not
The sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad
Then the Lord said to Joshua, “
The Lord said to Joshua, “
So the men of Israel took some of their provisions, and
and Hazar-gaddah and Heshmon and Beth-pelet,
Now these are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the sons of Israel
to the Canaanite on the east and on the west, and the Amorite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Jebusite in the hill country, and
Then Joshua and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, the silver, the mantle, the bar of gold, his sons, his daughters, his
But if you tell this business of ours, then we shall be free from the oath which you have made us swear.”
Now the Lord said to Joshua, “
So Achan answered Joshua and said, “Truly, I have sinned against the Lord, the God of Israel, and
Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon, and ruled
about 40,000 equipped for war, crossed for battle before the Lord to the desert plains of Jericho.
She said, “According to your words, so be it.” So she sent them away, and they departed; and she tied the scarlet cord in the window.
It shall come about that anyone who goes out of the doors of your house into the street, his blood shall be on his own head, and we shall be free; but anyone who is with you in the house,
Amam and Shema and Moladah,
and to the kings who were of the north in the hill country, and in the
This is the inheritance of the sons of Gad according to their families, the cities and their villages.
So all of these kings having agreed to meet, came and encamped together at the waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.
They departed and came to the hill country, and remained there for three days until the pursuers returned. Now the pursuers had sought them
and when all the people had finished crossing, the ark of the Lord and the priests crossed before the people.
the king of Jarmuth, one; the king of Lachish, one;
and they commanded the people, saying, “When you see the
Then the sons of Israel set out and came to their cities on the third day. Now their cities were
The Lord delivered them into the hand of Israel, so that they
So Joshua came upon them suddenly
“Come up to me and help me, and let us
Now it came about when
Now the people came up from the Jordan on the
So Joshua and all the people of war with him came upon them suddenly by the waters of Merom, and attacked them.
and ruled over Mount Hermon and
Aijalon with its pasture lands, Gath-rimmon with its pasture lands; four cities.
Baalah and Iim and Ezem,
Moses the servant of the Lord and the sons of Israel
Joshua did to them as the Lord had told him; he
Then the two men returned and came down from the hill country and crossed over and came to Joshua the son of Nun, and they related to him all that had happened to them.
They came out, they and all their armies with them,
the king of Eglon, one; the king of Gezer, one;
Then she said, “Give me a blessing; since you have given me the land of the
So Joshua went up from Gilgal, he and
Now the Lord said to
They said to Joshua, “Surely the Lord has given all the land into our hands; moreover,
So not a man was left in Ai or Bethel who had not gone out after Israel, and they left the city
Then Joshua the son of Nun sent two men as spies secretly from
and Rekem and Irpeel and Taralah,
Joshua said to the two men who had spied out the land, “
Until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies.
Is it not written in
From the tribe of Dan, Elteke with its pasture lands, Gibbethon with its pasture lands,
They raised over him a great heap of stones that stands to this day, and the Lord turned from the fierceness of His anger. Therefore the name of that place has been called
For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan before you until you had crossed, just as the Lord your God had done to the
The sons of Israel did not strike them because the leaders of the congregation had sworn to them by the Lord the God of Israel. And the whole congregation grumbled against the leaders.
So Joshua the son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests carry seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the Lord.”
He said to the sons of
When the men of Ai turned
just as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded the sons of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses,
The men in ambush rose quickly from their place, and when he had stretched out his hand, they ran and entered the city and captured it, and they quickly set the city on fire.
Now Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is near
So Joshua made himself flint knives and circumcised the sons of Israel at
It came about when the priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord had come up from the middle of the Jordan, and the soles of the priests’ feet were
Also seven priests shall carry seven
The Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with
They took them from inside the tent and brought them to Joshua and to all the sons of Israel, and they poured them out before the Lord.
So Joshua commanded the priests, saying, “Come up from the Jordan.”
For all the people who came out were circumcised, but all the people who were born in the wilderness along the way as they came out of Egypt had not been circumcised.
“Command the priests who carry
Only be strong and very courageous;
It came about at the end of three days after they had made a covenant with them, that they heard that they were neighbors and that they were living
This is the reason why Joshua circumcised them:
and command them, saying, ‘Take up for yourselves twelve stones from here out of the middle of the Jordan, from the place where the priests’ feet are standing firm, and carry them over with you and lay them down in
So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran to the tent; and behold, it was concealed in his tent with the silver underneath it.
When the inhabitants of
It shall be that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city will fall down
But they took alive the king of Ai and brought him to Joshua.
So the young men who were spies went in and
So Joshua burned Ai and made it
So Joshua called the twelve men whom he had appointed from the sons of Israel, one man from each tribe;
Joshua said, “Why have you
When Joshua and all Israel saw that the men in ambush had captured the city and that the smoke of the city ascended, they turned back and
then you shall inform your children, saying, ‘Israel crossed this Jordan on
The men of Ai struck down about thirty-six of their men, and pursued them
You shall do to Ai and its king just as you did to Jericho and its king; you shall
Joshua said to all the people, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘From ancient times your fathers lived beyond the
So Joshua rose with all the people of war to go up to Ai; and Joshua chose 30,000 men, valiant warriors, and sent them out at night.
Their territory was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all
You shall march around the city, all the men of war circling the city once. You shall do so for six days.
They returned to Joshua and said to him, “Do not let all the people go up; only about two or three thousand men need go up
So about three thousand men from the people went up there, but
Joshua said, “Alas, O Lord
Then it will be when you have seized the city, that you shall set the city on fire. You shall do it
For the Lord has made the Jordan a border between us and you, you sons of Reuben and sons of Gad; you have no portion in the Lord.” So your sons may make our sons stop fearing the Lord.’
This we will do to them, even let them live, so that wrath will not be upon us for the oath which we swore to them.”
They will come out after us until we have drawn them away from the city, for they will say, ‘They are fleeing before us as at the first.’ So we will flee before them.
But all the leaders said to the whole congregation, “We have sworn to them by the Lord, the God of Israel, and now we cannot touch them.
He commanded them, saying, “See, you are
So they answered Joshua and said, “
And you shall rise from your ambush and take possession of the city, for the Lord your God will deliver it into your hand.
Then I and all the people who are with me will approach the city. And when they come out to meet us as at the first,
The leaders said to them, “Let them live.” So they became
Now therefore, you are
Then Joshua called for them and spoke to them, saying, “Why have you deceived us, saying, ‘We are very far from you,’
they also acted craftily and
The border reached to
But Joshua made them that day hewers of wood and drawers of water for the congregation and for the altar of the Lord, to this day,
The men of Israel said to the
And Eleazar the son of Aaron died; and they buried him
They went to Joshua to the
that they gathered themselves together with
Thus he did to them, and delivered them from the hands of the sons of Israel, and they did not kill them.
and worn-out and patched sandals on their feet, and worn-out clothes on themselves; and all the bread of their provision was dry and had become crumbled.
This is the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Judah according to their families.
They said to him, “Your servants have come from
and Beth-arabah and Zemaraim and Bethel,
But when they cried out to the Lord, He put darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea upon them and covered them; and your own eyes saw what I did in Egypt. And
But they said to Joshua, “
Then the sons of Judah drew near to Joshua in Gilgal, and
Now Jericho was tightly shut because of the sons of Israel; no one went out and no one came in.
and Kinah and Dimonah and Adadah,
Then the Lord said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away
rather it shall be
From the half-tribe of Manasseh, they allotted Taanach with its pasture lands and Gath-rimmon with its pasture lands; two cities.
Now the fifth lot
Then afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessing and the curse, according to all that is written in
Then Joshua said to the people, “You will not be able to serve the Lord,
Then the whole congregation of the sons of Israel assembled themselves at
and Allammelech and Amad and Mishal; and it reached to Carmel on the west and to Shihor-libnath.
Then the lot for the sons of Joseph went from the Jordan at Jericho to the waters of Jericho on the east into
Then the second lot
Their border was from Heleph, from the oak in Zaanannim and Adami-nekeb and Jabneel, as far as Lakkum, and
From the tribe of Issachar, they gave Kishion with its pasture lands, Daberath with its pasture lands,
Therefore we said, ‘It shall also come about if they say this to us or to our generations in time to come, then we shall say, “See the copy of the altar of the Lord which our fathers made, not for burnt offering or for sacrifice; rather it is a witness between us and you.”’
Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, to
Now it came about after many days, when the Lord had given
Then the border went up the valley of Ben-hinnom to the slope of the
Now these are the territories which the sons of Israel inherited in the land of Canaan, which
Then Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest and the leaders returned from the sons of Reuben and from the sons of Gad, from the land of Gilead to the land of Canaan, to the sons of Israel, and brought back word to them.
The Lord gave Lachish into the hands of Israel; and he captured it on the second day, and struck it and every person who was in it with the edge of the sword, according to all that he had done to Libnah.
“Now behold, today
Dimnah with its pasture lands, Nahalal with its pasture lands; four cities.
and Chephar-ammoni and Ophni and
Far be it from us that we should rebel against the Lord and turn away from following the Lord this day, by
Now this was the lot for the tribe of
When they came to the region of the Jordan which is in the land of Canaan, the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh built an altar there by the Jordan, a large altar in appearance.
So the lot was made for the rest of the sons of Manasseh according to their families: for the sons of Abiezer and for the sons of Helek and for the sons of Asriel and for the sons of Shechem and for the sons of Hepher and for the sons of Shemida; these were the male
from the Shihor which is
Thus Joshua struck all the land,
From the top of the mountain the border curved to the spring of the waters of Nephtoah and proceeded to the cities of Mount Ephron, then the border curved to
and Hazor-hadattah and Kerioth-hezron (that is, Hazor),
This is the land that remains: all the regions of the Philistines and all those of the
Then the Lord spoke to Joshua, saying,
The border turned to Ramah and to the fortified city of Tyre; then the border turned to Hosah, and
From the tribe of Naphtali, they gave
This was the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Issachar according to their families, the cities with their villages.
and Ebron and Rehob and Hammon and Kanah, as far as Great
From the tribe of Asher, they gave Mishal with its pasture lands, Abdon with its pasture lands,
Jarmuth with its pasture lands, En-gannim with its pasture lands; four cities.
So they had as their inheritance Beersheba or
Now as for the
and Mizpeh and Chephirah and Mozah,
Then Horam king of
Then the heads of
and the land of the
Included also were Ummah, and Aphek and Rehob; twenty-two cities with their villages.
All the cities of the Gershonites according to their families were thirteen cities with their pasture lands.
Helkath with its pasture lands and Rehob with its pasture lands; four cities.
This was the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Asher according to their families, these cities with their villages.
Now the third lot came up for the sons of Zebulun according to their families. And the territory of their inheritance was as far as Sarid.
Now then, give me this hill country about which the Lord spoke on that day, for you heard on that day that
In Issachar and in Asher,
To the families of
All the cities with their pasture lands for the families of the rest of the sons of Kohath were ten.
And Joshua and all Israel with him passed on from Lachish to Eglon, and they camped by it and fought against it.
From the tribe of Reuben, they gave
The territory of the
It turned toward the
It went from Bethel to Luz, and
and Eltolad and Chesil and Hormah,
I was forty years old when
Then it proceeded southward to the ascent of Akrabbim and continued to Zin, then went up by the south of Kadesh-barnea and continued to Hezron, and went up to Addar and turned about to Karka.
and Lebaoth and Shilhim and Ain and Rimmon; in all, twenty-nine cities with their villages.
All the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon as far as
For if you ever go back and
The fourth lot
Now behold, the Lord has let me live, just as He spoke, these forty-five years, from the time that the Lord spoke this word to Moses, when Israel walked in the wilderness; and now behold, I am eighty-five years old today.
also half of Gilead, with
The border went up to Debir from
all the kingdom of
and Hapharaim and Shion and Anaharath,
and said to them, “You have kept all that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you,
There remained among the sons of Israel seven tribes who had not divided their inheritance.
The border proceeded to the side of Ekron northward. Then the border curved to Shikkeron and continued to Mount Baalah and proceeded to Jabneel, and the
from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, with the city which is in the middle of the valley, and all the plain of Medeba, as far as Dibon;
The border turned about from Baalah westward to Mount Seir, and continued to the slope of Mount Jearim on the north (that is, Chesalon), and went down to Beth-shemesh and continued through
Joshua said to them, “If you are a numerous people, go
The sons of Merari according to their families
know with certainty that the Lord your God will not continue to
Heshbon with its pasture lands, Jazer with its pasture lands; four cities in all.
so that you will not
The sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh returned home and departed from the sons of Israel at Shiloh which is in the land of Canaan, to go to the
Then the border turned westward to Aznoth-tabor and proceeded from there to Hukkok; and it reached to Zebulun on the south and
The sixth lot
and all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, as far as the border of the sons of Ammon;
So take diligent heed to yourselves to love the Lord your God.
and Adamah and Ramah and Hazor,
Now therefore, apportion this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes and the half-tribe of Manasseh.”
So Moses swore on that day, saying, ‘Surely
and Zanoah and En-gannim, Tappuah and Enam,
The seventh lot
These are the territories which Moses apportioned for an inheritance in the plains of Moab, beyond the Jordan at Jericho to the east.
Included also were Kattah and Nahalal and Shimron and Idalah and Bethlehem; twelve cities with their villages.
and Keilah and Achzib and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages.
It went down westward to the territory of the Japhletites, as far as the territory of lower
The border of Manasseh
Joshua spoke to the house of Joseph, to Ephraim and Manasseh, saying, “You are a numerous people and have great power; you shall not have one lot only,
The border circled around it on the north to Hannathon, and
Ashdod, its towns and its villages; Gaza, its towns and its villages; as far as
Beyond the Jordan east of Jericho, they
This was the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Naphtali according to their families, the cities with their villages.
The border went down to the edge of the hill which is in the
But the sons of Israel did not dispossess the Geshurites or the Maacathites; for Geshur and Maacath live among Israel until this day.
that the manslayer who
The fortified cities were Ziddim, Zer and
Then the border went up to Beth-hoglah, and continued on the north of Beth-arabah, and the border went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben.
The sons of Joseph said, “The hill country is not enough for us, and all the Canaanites who live in the valley land have
Therefore, Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite until this day, because he followed the Lord God of Israel fully.
The people answered and said, “Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods;
Then the lot came out for the families of the Kohathites. And the sons of Aaron the priest, who were of the Levites,
Then the border went westward at
And you have seen all that the Lord your God has done to all these nations because of you, for
In accordance with the
Then the sons of Israel sent to the sons of Reuben and to the sons of Gad and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, into the land of Gilead,
They gave these cities which are here mentioned by name from the tribe of the sons of Judah and from the tribe of the sons of Simeon;
“Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘
They spoke to them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, “
Then the men arose and went, and Joshua commanded those who went to describe the land, saying, “Go and walk through the land and describe it, and return to me; then I will cast lots for you here before the Lord in
Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people
Joshua said to the people, “You are witnesses against yourselves that
and with him ten chiefs, one chief for each father’s household from each of the tribes of Israel; and
But you are to cling to the Lord your God, as you have done to this day.
Then it turned from Sarid to the east toward the sunrise as far as the border of Chisloth-tabor, and it proceeded to Daberath and
Moses also gave an inheritance to the half-tribe of Manasseh; and it was for the half-tribe of the sons of Manasseh according to their families.
together with the cities which were set apart for the sons of Ephraim in the midst of the inheritance of the sons of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages.
Their south border was from the lower end of the Salt Sea, from the bay that turns to the south.
Then the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh answered and spoke to the heads of the
From there the border continued to
For the sons of Joseph were two tribes,
And the sons of Israel heard it
From the tribe of Gad, they gave
There was not a word of all that Moses had commanded which Joshua did not read before all the assembly of Israel
It shall come about that just as all the good words which the Lord your God spoke to you have come upon you, so
To Isaac I gave
And the Lord
All these were the cities of the sons of Merari according to their families, the rest of the families of the Levites; and their lot was twelve cities.
From the tribe of Benjamin,
“Thus says the whole congregation of the Lord, ‘What is this unfaithful act which you have committed against the God of Israel, turning away from following the Lord this day, by
From there it continued eastward toward the sunrise to Gath-hepher, to Eth-kazin, and it proceeded to Rimmon
and all the villages which were around these cities as far as Baalath-beer, Ramah of the
Their territory was Helkath and Hali and Beten and Achshaph,
Now the lot of the tribe of the sons of Benjamin came up according to their families, and the territory of their lot
“Now therefore, put away the foreign gods which are in your midst, and
The Lord drove out from before us all the peoples, even the Amorites who lived in the land. We also will serve the Lord, for He is our God.”
Maon, Carmel and Ziph and Juttah,
Ain, Rimmon and Ether and Ashan; four cities with their villages;
Joshua struck them from Kadesh-barnea even as far as Gaza, and all the country of
Their territory was to Jezreel and included Chesulloth and
They gave them
Anathoth with its pasture lands and
The land of Tappuah belonged to Manasseh, but
and Eltolad and Bethul and Hormah,
So Joshua said to the sons of Israel, “
and Gederoth, Beth-dagon and Naamah and Makkedah; sixteen cities with their villages.
Then their border went up to the west and to Maralah, it then
because the daughters of Manasseh received an inheritance among his sons. And the
and said to
The west border was
Now this was the territory of the sons of Ephraim according to their families: the border of their inheritance eastward was
Then Joshua and all Israel with him returned to
He captured it and its king and all its cities, and they struck them with the edge of the sword, and
Kedemoth with its pasture lands and Mephaath with its pasture lands; four cities.
It continued to the side in front of the Arabah northward and went down to the Arabah.
and Eltekeh and Gibbethon and Baalath,
They captured it on that day and struck it with the edge of the sword; and he
and they were for the sons of Aaron, one of the families of the Kohathites, of the sons of Levi, for the lot was theirs first.
Libnah and Ether and Ashan,
and Kedesh and Edrei and En-hazor,
for the Lord our God is He who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of
and Shaalabbin and Aijalon and Ithlah,
In the hill country: Shamir and Jattir and Socoh,
He shall flee to one of these cities, and shall stand at the entrance of the
Provide for yourselves three men from
It went down from Janoah to Ataroth and to
The border extended from there and turned round on the west side southward, from the hill which lies before Beth-horon southward; and
and Ziklag and Beth-marcaboth and Hazar-susah,
and Maarath and Beth-anoth and Eltekon; six cities with their villages.
I brought your fathers out of Egypt, and
and Dilean and Mizpeh and Joktheel,
So the sons of Israel gave the Levites from their inheritance these cities with their pasture lands, according to the
It came about when the sons of Israel became strong,
and Hazar-shual and Balah and Ezem,
Then the cities from the tribe of Ephraim were allotted to the
They came near before Eleazar the priest and before Joshua the son of Nun and before the leaders, saying, “The Lord commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our brothers.” So
You shall describe the land in seven divisions, and bring the description here to me.
Then Joshua and all Israel with him went up from Eglon to
If, however, the land of your possession is unclean, then
When the sons of Israel heard of it, the whole congregation of the sons of Israel gathered themselves at
and Yiron and Migdal-el, Horem and Beth-anath and Beth-shemesh; nineteen cities with their villages.
In the wilderness: Beth-arabah, Middin and Secacah,
The rest of the sons of Kohath
The inheritance of the sons of Simeon was taken from the portion of the sons of Judah, for the share of the sons of Judah was too large for them; so the sons of Simeon received an inheritance in the midst of
The people said to Joshua, “No, but we will serve the Lord.”
and Me-jarkon and Rakkon, with the territory over against
and Shaaraim and Adithaim and Gederah and Gederothaim; fourteen cities with their villages.
This was the inheritance of the sons of Zebulun according to their families, these cities with their villages.
Joshua captured all these kings and their lands at one time, because
and Nibshan and the City of Salt and Engedi; six cities with their villages.
and Beth-lebaoth and Sharuhen; thirteen cities with their villages;
Thus the sons of Israel did just
They came to the sons of Reuben and to the sons of Gad and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, to the land of Gilead, and they spoke with them saying,
and Goshen and Holon and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages.
Zenan and Hadashah and Migdal-gad,
He shall dwell in that city
So the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities in seven divisions in a book; and they came to Joshua to the camp at Shiloh.
All the cities of the sons of Aaron, the priests, were thirteen cities with their pasture lands.
It extended northward and went to En-shemesh and went to Geliloth, which is opposite the ascent of Adummim, and it went down to the
that you must turn away this day from following the Lord? If you rebel against the Lord today,
When they finished apportioning the land for inheritance by its borders, the sons of Israel gave an inheritance in their midst to Joshua the son of Nun.
But the fields of the city and its villages they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as his possession.
and Janum and Beth-tappuah and Aphekah,
Thus there fell ten portions to Manasseh, besides the land of Gilead and Bashan, which is beyond the Jordan,
and Jehud and Bene-berak and Gath-rimmon,
The south side belonged to Ephraim and the north side to Manasseh, and the sea was
You have not forsaken your brothers these many days to this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of the Lord your God.
The territory of their inheritance was Zorah and Eshtaol and Ir-shemesh,
and Elon and Timnah and Ekron,
and Iphtah and Ashnah and Nezib,
The sons of Gershon
Arab and Dumah and Eshan,
The Lord your God, He will thrust them out from before you and
and Anab and Eshtemoh and Anim,
from Ekron even to the sea, all that were by the
They captured it and struck it and its king and all its cities and all the persons who were in it with the edge of the sword. He left no survivor, according to all that he had done to Eglon. And he
and Dannah and Kiriath-sannah (that is, Debir),
and Cabbon and Lahmas and Chitlish,
So Joshua and all Israel with him returned to the camp at Gilgal.
Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim), and Rabbah; two cities with their villages.
Halhul, Beth-zur and Gedor,
Ekron, with its towns and its villages;
These cities each had its surrounding pasture lands; thus it was with all these cities.
They shall divide it into seven portions;
and Jezreel and Jokdeam and Zanoah,
and Humtah and Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), and Zior; nine cities with their villages.
This was the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Dan according to their families, these cities with their villages.