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The lot of Issachar, Asher, JOSHUA,

Naphtali, and Dan, Jezreel, and Chesulloth, and Shunem, 34 And then the coast turneth west

19 And Hapharaim,and Shihon, and ward to Aznoth-labor, and goeth out Anaharath,

from thence to Hukkok, and reacheth 20 And Rabbith, and Kishion, and to Zebulun on the south side, and Abez,

reacheth to Asher on the west side, 21 And Remeth, and En-gannim, and to Judah upon Jordan toward the and En-haddah, and Beth-pazzez; sunrising:

22 And the coast reacheth to Ta 35 And the fenced cities are Zid. bor, and Shahazimah, and Beth-she- dim, Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath, mesh; and the outgoings of their bor- and Cinneroth, der were at Jordan : sixteen cities 36 And Adamah, and Ramah, and with their villages.

Hazor, 23 This is the inheritance of the 37 And Kedesh, and Edrei, and tribe of the children of Issachar ac- En-hazor, cording to their families, the cities 38 And Iron, and Migdal-el, Horem, and their villages.

and Beth-anath, and Beth-shemesh; 24 | And the fifth lot came out for nineteen cities with their villages. the tribe of the children of Asher ac 39 This is the inheritance of the cording to their families.

tribe of the children of Naphtali ac25 And their border was Helkath, cording to their families, the cities and and Hali, and Beten, and Achshaph, their villages.

26 And Alammelech, and Amad, and 40 | And the seventh lot came out Misheal; and reacheth to Carmel west- for the tribe of the children of Dan ward, and to Shihor-libnath ;

according to their families. 27 And turneth toward the sunrising 41 And the coast of their inheritto Beth-dagon, and reacheth to Zebu ance was Zorah, and Eshtaol, and lun, and to the valley of Jiphthah-el Ir-shemesh, toward the north side of Beth-emek, 42 And Shaalabbin, and Ajalon, and and Neiel, and goeth out to Cabul on Jethlah, the left hand,

43 And Elon, and Thimnathah, and 28 And Hebron, and Rehob, and Ekron, Hammon, and Kanah, even unto great 44 And Eltekeh, and Gibbethon, Zidon;

and Baalath, 29 And then the coast turneth to 45 And Jehud, and Bene-berak, and Ramal, and to the strong city Tyre; Gath-rimmon, and the coast turneth to Hosah : and 46 And Me-jarkon, and Rakkon, the outgoings thereof are at the sea with the border before Japho. from the coast to Achzib :

47 And the coast of the children of 30 Ummah also, and Aphek, and Dan, went out too little for them: Rehob: twenty and two cities with therefore the children of Dan went their villages.

up to fight against Leshem, and took 31 This is the inheritance of the it, and smote it with the edge of the tribe of the children of Asher accord sword, and possessed it, and dwelt ing to their families, these cities with therein, and called Leshem, Dan, their villages.

after the name of Dan their father. 32 ( The sixth lot came out to the 48 This is the inheritance of the children of Naphtali, even for the tribe of the children of Dan accordchildren of Naphtali according to ing to their families, these cities with their families.

their villages. 33 And their coast was from He 49 | When they had made an end leph, from Allon to Zaanannim, and of dividing the land for inheritance by Adami, Nekeb, and Jabneel, unto their coasts, the children of Israel Lakum; and the outgoings thereof gave an inheritance to Joshua the sou were at Jordan :

of Nun among them:

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The sir cities of refuge. CHAP. XX. XXI. Cities given to the Lerites.

50 According to the word of the Jericho eastward, they assigned BeLord they gave him the city which he zer in the wilderness upon the plain asked, even Timnath-serah in mount out of the tribe of Reuben, and RaEphraim: and he built the city, and moth in Gilead out of the tribe of dwelt therein.

Gad, and Golan in Bashan out of the 51 These are the inheritances which tribe of Manasseh. Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son 9 These were the cities appointed of Nun, and the heads of the fathers for all the children of Israel, and for of the tribes of the children of Israel, the stranger that sojourneth among divided for an inheritance by lot in them, that whosoever killeth any perShiloh before the LORD, at the door son at unawares might flee thither, of the tabernacle of the congrega- and not die by the hand of the avention. So they made an end of divi- ger of blood, until he stood before ding the country.

the congregation. CHAP. XX.

CHAP. XXI. 1 God commandeth, 7 and the children of Israel appoint the six cities of refuge.

1 Eight and forty cities given by lot, out of the

other tribes, unto the Levites. 43 God gave The LORD also spake unto Joshua, the land, and rest unto the Israelites, according saying,

to his promise. 2 Speak to the children of Israel, | Then came near the heads of the saying, Appoint out for you cities of fathers of the Levites unto Eleazar refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the priest, and unto Joshua the son of the hand of Moses :

Nun, and unto the heads of the fathers 3 That the slayer that killeth any of the tribes of the children of Israel; · person unawares and unwittingly, may 2 And they spake unto them at Shi

flee thither : and they shall be your loh in the land of Canaan, saying, The refuge from the avenger of blood. LORD commanded by the hand of

4 And when he that doth flee unto Moses to give us cities to dwell in, with one of those cities shall stand at the the suburbs thereof for our cattle. entering of the gate of the city, and 3 And the children of Israel gave shall declare his cause in the ears of unto the Levites out of their inheritthe elders of that city, they shall take ance, at the commandment of the him into the city unto them, and give LORD, these cities and their suburbs. him a place, that he may dwell among

4 And the lot came out for the fathem.

milies of the Kohathites : and the child5 And if the avenger of blood pur- ren of Aaron the priest, which were sue after him, then they shall not deli- of the Levites, had by lot out of the ver the slayer up into his hand; be- tribe of Judah, and out of the tribe of cause he smote his neighbour unwit- Simeon, and out of the tribe of Bentingly, and hated him not beforetime. jamin, thirteen cities.

6 And he shall dwell in that city, 5 And the rest of the children of until he stand before the congregation Kohath had by lot out of the families for judgment, and until the death of of the tribe of Ephraim, and out of the high priest that shall be in those the tribe of Dan, and out of the half days: then shall the slayer return, and tribe of Manasseh, ten cities. come unto his own city, and unto 6 And the children of Gershon had his own house, unto the city from by lot out of the families of the tribe whence he fled.

of Issachar, and out of the tribe of 7 And they appointed Kedesh in Asher, and out of the tribe of NaphGalilee in mount Naphtali, and She- tali, and out of the half tribe of Machem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjath- nasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities. arba,(which is Hebron) in the moun 7 The children of Merari by their tain of Judah.

families had out of the tribe of Reu8 And on the other side Jordan by ben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and

Eight and forty cities


given to the Levites. out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve ) and Beth-horon with her suburbs; cities.

four cities. 8 And the children of Israel gave by 23 And out of the tribe of Dan, Ellot unto the Levites these cities with tekeh with her suburbs, Gibbethon their suburbs, as the LORD command with her suburbs, ed by the hand of Moses.

24 Aijalon with her suburbs, Gath99 And they gave out of the tribe rimmon with her suburbs; four cities. of the children of Judah, and out of 25 And out of the half tribe of Mathe tribe of the children of Simeon, nasseh, Tanach with her suburbs, and these cities which are here mentioned Gath-rimmon with her suburbs; two by name,

cities. 10 Which the children of Aaron, 26 All the cities were ten with their being of the families of the Kohathites, suburbs, for the families of the childwho were of the children of Levi, had: ren of Kohath that remained. for their's was the first lot.

27 | And unto the children of Ger11 And they gave them the city of shon, of the families of the Levites, Arba the father of Anak (which city out of the other half tribe of Manasseh is Hebron) in the hill country of Ju- they gave Golan in Bashan with her dah, with the suburbs thereof round suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the about it.

slayer; and Beeshterah with her sub12 But the fields of the city, and urbs; two cities. the villages thereof, gave they to 28 And out of the tribe of Issachar, Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his Kishon with her suburbs, Dabareb possession.

with her suburbs, 13 9 Thus they gave to the children 29 Jarmuth with her suburbs, En of Aaron the priest, Hebron with her gannim with her suburbs; four cities. suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the 30 And out of the tribe of Asher, slayer; and Libnah with her suburbs, Mishal with her suburbs, Abdon with

14 And Jattir with her suburbs, and her suburbs, Eshtemoa with her suburbs,

31 Helkath with her suburbs, and 15 And Holon with her suburbs, Rehob with her suburbs; four cities

. and Debir with her suburbs,

32 And out of the tribe of Naphta16 And Ain with her suburbs, and li, Kedesh in Galilee with her suJuttah with her suburbs, and Beth- burbs, to be a city of refuge for the shemesh with her suburbs; nine cities slayer; and Hammoth-dor with her out of those two tribes,

suburbs, and Kartan with her su17 And out of the tribe of Benja- burbs; three cities. min, Gibeon with her suburbs, Geba 33 All the cities of the Gershonites, with her suburbs,

according to their families, were thir18 Anathoth with her suburbs, and teen cities with their suburbs. Almon with her suburbs; four cities. 34 | And unto the families of the

19 All the cities of the children of children of Merari, the rest of the Aaron, the priests, were thirteen cities Levites, out of the tribe of Zebulun, with their suburbs.

Jokneam with her suburbs, and Kar20 And the families of the child-tah with her suburbs, ren of Kohath, the Levites which re 35 Dimnah with her suburbs, Naha mained of the children of Kohath, lal with her suburbs; four cities. even they had the cities of their lot 36 And out of the tribe of Reuben, out of the tribe of Ephraim.

Bezer with her suburbs, and Jahazah 21 For they gave them Shechem with her suburbs, with her suburbs in mount Ephraim, 37 Kedemoth with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Mephaath with her suburbs; four and Gezer with her suburbs,

cities. 22 And Kibzaim with her suburbs, 38 And out of the tribe of Gad, Ra.

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The two tribes and a half CHAP. XXII. sent home with a blessing. moth in Gilead with her suburbs, to be gave you on the other side Jordan. a city of refuge for the slayer; and 5 But take diligent heed to do the Mahanaim with her suburbs,

commandment and the law, which 39 Heshbon with her suburbs, Moses the servant of the Lord charJazer with her suburbs; four cities ged you, to love the LORD your

God, in all.

and to walk in all his ways, and to 40 So all the cities for the children keep his commandments, and to cleave of Merari by their families, which were unto him, and to serve him with all remaining of the families of the Le- your heart, and with all your soul. . vites, were by their lot twelve cities. 6 So Joshua blessed them, and sent

41 All the cities of the Levites with them away; and they went unto their in the possession of the children of tents. Israel were forty and eight cities with 7 | Now to the one half of the tribe their suburbs.

of Manasseh Moses had given pos42 These cities were every one with session in Bashan: but unto the other their suburbs round about them : thus half thereof gave Joshua among their were all these cities.

brethren on this side Jordan westward. 43 And the LORD gave unto Is- And when Joshua sent them away also rael all the land which he sware to give unto their tents, then he blessed them, unto their fathers: and they possessed 8 And he spake unto them, saying, it, and dwelt therein.

Return with much riches unto your 44 And the LORD gave them rest tents, and with very much cattle, with round about, according to all that he silver, and with gold, and with brass, sware unto their fathers : and there and with iron, and with very much stood not a man of all their enemies raiment: divide the spoil of your enebefore them; the LORD delivered all mies with your brethren. their enemies into their hand.

9 | And the children of Reuben, and 45 There failed not aught of any the children of Gad,and the half tribe good thing which the Lord had spo- of Manasseh returned, and departed • ken unto the house of Israel ; all from the children of Israel out of ShiE came to pass.

loh, which is in the land of Canaan, to CHAP. XXII.

go unto the country of Gilead, to the 1 The two tribes and half with a blessing are sent

land of their possession, whereof they home. 10 They build the altar of testimony in

were possessed, according to the word their journey. 11 The Israelites are offended of the Lord by the hand of Moses. thereat. 21 They give them good satisfaction.

10 9 And when they came unto the They Joshua called the Reubenites, borders of Jordan, that are in the land and the Gadites, and the half tribe of of Canaan, the children of Reuben,and Manasseh,

the children of Gad, and the half tribe 2 And said unto them, Ye have of Manasseh built there an altar by kept all that Moses the servant of Jordan, a great altar to see to. the LORD commanded you, and have 11 | And the children of Israel obeyed my voice in all that I com- heard say, Behold, the children of

Reuben, and the children of Gad, and 3 Ye have not left your brethren the half tribe of Manasseh, have built hese many days unto this day, but an altar over against the land of Cahave kept the charge of the command-naan, in the borders of Jordan, at the ment of the Lord your God.

passage of the children of Israel. 4 And now the LORD your God 12 And when the children of Israel hath given rest unto your brethren, as heard of it, the whole congregation of he promised them: therefore now re- the children of Israel gathered themturn ye, and get you unto your tents, selves together at Shiloh, to go up

and unto the land of your possession, to war against them. e which Moses the servant of the Lord 13 And the children of Israel sent

manded you:

The altar of testimony.

JOSHUA. The reason for building it. unto the children of Reuben, and to Lord God of gods, he knoweth, and the children of Gad, and to the half Israel he shall know; if it be in rebeltribe of Manasseh into the land of lion, or if in transgression against the Gilead, Phinehas the son of Eleazar LORD, (save us not this day,) the priest,

23 That we have built us an altar to 14 And with him ten princes, of turn from following the Lord, or if each chief house a prince through- to offer thereon burnt offering or meat out all the tribes of Israel; and each offering, or if to offer peace offerings one was an head of the house of thereon, let the LORD himself retheir fathers among the thousands of quire it; Israel.

24 And if we have not rather done 15 And they came unto the child it for fear of this thing, saying, In ren of Reuben, and to the children of time to come your children might Gad, and to the half tribe of Manas- speak unto our children, saying, What seh, unto the land of Gilead, and they have ye to do with the LORD God spake with them, saying,

of Israel ? 16 Thus saith the whole congrega 25 For the Lord hath made Jordan tion of the LORD, What trespass is

a border between us and you, ye this that ye have committed against the children of Reuben and children of God of Israel, to turn away this day Gad; ye have no part in the LORD: from following the Lord, in that ye So shall your children make our childhave builded you an altar, that ye might | ren cease from fearing the Lord. rebel this day against the Lord? 26 Therefore we said, Let us now

17 Is the iniquity of Peor too little prepare to build us an altar, not for for us, from which we are not cleansed burnt offering, nor for sacrifice: until this day, although there was a 27 But that it may be a witness beplague in the congregation of the tween us and you, and our generations Lord,

after us, that we might do the service 18 But that ye must turn away this of the LORD before him with our day from following the LORD? and it burnt offerings, and with our sacriwill be, seeing ye rebel to day against fices, and with our peace offerings; the Lord, that to morrow he will be that your children may not say to our wroth with the whole congregation of children in time to come, Ye have no Israel.

part in the LORD. 19 Notwithstanding, if the land of 28 Therefore said we, that it shall your possession be unclean, then pass be, when they should so say to us or ye over unto the land of the posses- to our generations in time to come, sion of the Lord, wherein the Lord's that we may say again, Behold the pattabernacle dwelleth, and take posses- tern of the altar of the LORD, which sion among us: but rebel not against our fathers made, not for burnt offerthe LORD, nor rebel against us, in ings, nor for sacrifices; but it is a building you an altar beside the altar witness between us and you. of the LORD our God.

29 God forbid that we should rebel 20 Did not Achan the son of Zerah against the LORD, and turn this day commit a trespass in the accursed from following the LORD, to build an thing, and wrath fell on all the con altar for burnt offerings, for meat of. gregation of Israel ? and that man ferings, or for sacrifices, beside the perished not alone in his iniquity. altar of the Lord our God that is

21 | Then the children of Reuben, before his tabernacle. and the children of Gad, and the half 30 And when Phinehas the priest, tribe of Manasseh answered, and said and the princes of the congregation unto the heads of the thousands of and heads of the thousands of Israel Israel,

which were with him, heard the words 22 The LORD God of gods, the that the children of Reuben, and the

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