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Numbers 34 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Boundaries of the Land

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:1 - The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:2 - “Command the people of Israel, and say to them, When you enter the land of Canaan (this is the land that shall fall to you for an inheritance, the land of Canaan as defined by its borders),
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:3 - your south side shall be from the wilderness of Zin alongside Edom, and your southern border shall run from the end of the Salt Sea on the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:4 - And your border shall turn south of the ascent of Akrabbim, and cross to Zin, and its limit shall be south of Kadesh-barnea. Then it shall go on to Hazar-addar, and pass along to Azmon.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:5 - And the border shall turn from Azmon to the Brook of Egypt, and its limit shall be at the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:6 - “For the western border, you shall have the Great Sea and its[fn] coast. This shall be your western border.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:7 - “This shall be your northern border: from the Great Sea you shall draw a line to Mount Hor.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:8 - From Mount Hor you shall draw a line to Lebo-hamath, and the limit of the border shall be at Zedad.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:9 - Then the border shall extend to Ziphron, and its limit shall be at Hazar-enan. This shall be your northern border.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:10 - “You shall draw a line for your eastern border from Hazar-enan to Shepham.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:11 - And the border shall go down from Shepham to Riblah on the east side of Ain. And the border shall go down and reach to the shoulder of the Sea of Chinnereth on the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:12 - And the border shall go down to the Jordan, and its limit shall be at the Salt Sea. This shall be your land as defined by its borders all around.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:13 - Moses commanded the people of Israel, saying, “This is the land that you shall inherit by lot, which the LORD has commanded to give to the nine tribes and to the half-tribe.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:14 - For the tribe of the people of Reuben by fathers’ houses and the tribe of the people of Gad by their fathers’ houses have received their inheritance, and also the half-tribe of Manasseh.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:15 - The two tribes and the half-tribe have received their inheritance beyond the Jordan east of Jericho, toward the sunrise.”

List of Tribal Chiefs

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:16 - The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:17 - “These are the names of the men who shall divide the land to you for inheritance: Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:18 - You shall take one chief from every tribe to divide the land for inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:19 - These are the names of the men: Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:20 - Of the tribe of the people of Simeon, Shemuel the son of Ammihud.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:21 - Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the son of Chislon.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:22 - Of the tribe of the people of Dan a chief, Bukki the son of Jogli.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:23 - Of the people of Joseph: of the tribe of the people of Manasseh a chief, Hanniel the son of Ephod.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:24 - And of the tribe of the people of Ephraim a chief, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:25 - Of the tribe of the people of Zebulun a chief, Elizaphan the son of Parnach.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:26 - Of the tribe of the people of Issachar a chief, Paltiel the son of Azzan.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:27 - And of the tribe of the people of Asher a chief, Ahihud the son of Shelomi.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:28 - Of the tribe of the people of Naphtali a chief, Pedahel the son of Ammihud.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:29 - These are the men whom the LORD commanded to divide the inheritance for the people of Israel in the land of Canaan.
ESV Footnotes
Syriac; Hebrew lacks its

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