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Joshua 18
The Message

The Shiloh Survey

18Then the entire congregation of the People of Israel got together at Shiloh. They put up the Tent of Meeting. The land was under their controlH5712H1121H3478H6950H7887H7931H168H4150H776H3533H6440 2but there were still seven Israelite tribes who had yet to receive their inheritance.H3498H1121H3478H7651H7626H2505H5159 3Joshua addressed the People of Israel: "How long are you going to sit around on your hands, putting off taking possession of the land that GOD, the God of your ancestors, has given you?H3091H559H1121H3478H7503H935H3423H776H3068H430H1H5414 4Pick three men from each tribe so I can commission them. They will survey and map the land, showing the inheritance due each tribe, and report back to me.H3051H7969H582H7626H7971H6965H1980H776H3789H6310H5159H935 5They will divide it into seven parts. Judah will stay in its territory in the south and the people of Joseph will keep to their place in the north.H2505H7651H2506H3063H5975H1366H5045H1004H3130H5975H1366H6828 6"You are responsible for preparing a survey map showing seven portions. Then bring it to me so that I can cast lots for you here in the presence of our GOD.H3789H776H7651H2506H935H3384H1486H6440H3068H430 7"Only the Levites get no portion among you because the priesthood of GOD is their inheritance. And Gad, Reuben, and the half-tribe of Manasseh already have their inheritance on the east side of the Jordan, given to them by Moses the servant of GOD."H3881H2506H7130H3550H3068H5159H1410H7205H2677H7626H4519H3947H5159H5676H3383H4217H4872H5650H3068H5414 8So the men set out. As they went out to survey the land, Joshua charged them: "Go. Survey the land and map it. Then come back to me and I will cast lots for you here at Shiloh in the presence of GOD."H582H6965H3212H3091H6680H1980H3789H776H559H3212H1980H776H3789H7725H7993H1486H6440H3068H7887 9So off the men went. They covered the ground and mapped the country by towns in a scroll. Then they reported back to Joshua at the camp at Shiloh.H582H3212H5674H776H3789H5892H7651H2506H5612H935H3091H4264H7887 10Joshua cast the lots for them at Shiloh in the presence of GOD. That's where Joshua divided up the land to the People of Israel, according to their tribal divisions.H3091H7993H1486H7887H6440H3068H3091H2505H776H1121H3478H4256

Benjamin

11The first lot turned up for the tribe of Benjamin with its clans. The border of the allotment went between the peoples of Judah and Joseph.H1486H4294H1121H1144H5927H4940H1366H1486H3318H1121H3063H1121H3130 12The northern border began at the Jordan, then went up to the ridge north of Jericho, ascending west into the hill country into the wilderness of Beth Aven.H1366H6828H6285H3383H1366H5927H3802H3405H6828H5927H2022H3220H8444H4057H1007 13From there the border went around to Luz, to its southern ridge (that is, Bethel), and then down from Ataroth Addar to the mountain to the south of Lower Beth Horon.H1366H5674H3870H3802H3870H1008H5045H1366H3381H5853H2022H5045H8481H1032 14There the border took a turn on the west side and swung south from the mountain to the south of Beth Horon and ended at Kiriath Baal (that is, Kiriath Jearim), a town of the people of Judah. This was the west side.H1366H8388H5437H6285H3220H5045H2022H6440H1032H5045H8444H7154H7157H5892H1121H3063H3220H6285 15The southern border began at the edge of Kiriath Jearim on the west, then ran west until it reached the spring, the Waters of Nephtoah.H5045H6285H7097H7157H1366H3318H3220H3318H4599H4325H5318 16It then descended to the foot of the mountain opposite the Valley of Ben Hinnom (which flanks the Valley of Rephaim to the north), descended to the Hinnom Valley, just south of the Jebusite ridge, and went on to En Rogel.H1366H3381H7097H2022H6440H1516H1121H2011H6010H7497H6828H3381H1516H2011H3802H2983H5045H3381H5883 17From there it curved north to En Shemesh and Geliloth, opposite the Red Pass (Adummim), down to the Stone of Bohan the son of Reuben,H8388H6828H3318H5885H3318H1553H5227H4608H131H3381H68H932H1121H7205 18continued toward the north flank of Beth Arabah, then plunged to the Arabah.H5674H3802H4136H6160H6828H3381H6160 19It then followed the slope of Beth Hoglah north and came out at the northern bay of the Salt Sea—the south end of the Jordan. This was the southern border.H1366H5674H3802H1031H6828H8444H1366H6828H3956H4417H3220H5045H7097H3383H5045H1366 20The east border was formed by the Jordan. This was the inheritance of the people of Benjamin for their clans, marked by these borders on all sides.H3383H1379H6924H6285H5159H1121H1144H1367H5439H4940 21The cities of the tribe of Benjamin, clan by clan, were: Jericho, Beth Hoglah, Emek Keziz,H5892H4294H1121H1144H4940H3405H1031H6010H7104 22Beth Arabah, Zemaraim, Bethel,H1026H6787H1008 23Avvim, Parah, Ophrah,H5761H6511H6084 24Kephar Ammoni, Ophni, and Geba— twelve towns with their villages.H3726H6078H1387H8147H6240H5892H2691 25Gibeon, Ramah, Beeroth,H1391H7414H881 26Mizpah, Kephirah, Mozah,H4708H3716H4681 27Rekem, Irpeel, Taralah,H7552H3416H8634 28Zelah, Haeleph, the Jebusite city (that is, Jerusalem), Gibeah, and Kiriath Jearim— fourteen cities with their villages. This was the inheritance for Benjamin, according to its clans.H6762H507H2983H3389H1394H7157H702H6240H5892H2691H5159H1121H1144H4940


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