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Joshua 17 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Manasseh’s Inheritance

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And this was the lot for the tribe of Manasseh, for he was the firstborn of Joseph. To Machir the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead, [fn]were allotted Gilead and Bashan, because he was a man of war.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:2 - 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 sons of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the males according to their families.
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However, Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, only daughters; and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:4 - And they came near before Eleazar the priest and before Joshua the son of Nun and before the leaders, saying, “Yahweh commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our brothers.” So according to the [fn]word of Yahweh he gave them an inheritance among their father’s brothers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:5 - Thus there fell ten portions to Manasseh, besides the land of Gilead and Bashan, which is beyond the Jordan,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:6 - because the daughters of Manasseh received an inheritance among his sons. And the land of Gilead belonged to the rest of the sons of Manasseh.
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And the border of Manasseh [fn]ran from Asher to Michmethath which was east of Shechem; then the border went [fn]southward to the inhabitants of En-tappuah.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:8 - The land of Tappuah belonged to Manasseh, but Tappuah on the border of Manasseh belonged to the sons of Ephraim.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:9 - And the border went down to the [fn]brook of Kanah, southward of the [fn]brook (these cities belonged to Ephraim among the cities of Manasseh), and the border of Manasseh was on the north side of the [fn]brook, and [fn]it ended at the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:10 - The south side belonged to Ephraim and the north side to Manasseh, and the sea was [fn]their border; and they reached to Asher on the north and to Issachar on the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:11 - And in Issachar and in Asher, Manasseh had Beth-shean and its towns, and Ibleam and its towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and its towns, and the inhabitants of En-dor and its towns, and the inhabitants of Taanach and its towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and its towns, the third is Napheth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:12 - But the sons of Manasseh could not take possession of these cities because the Canaanites persisted in living in that land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:13 - Now it happened that when the sons of Israel became strong, they put the Canaanites to forced labor, but they did not dispossess them completely.
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Then the sons of Joseph spoke to Joshua, saying, “Why have you given me only one lot and one portion for an inheritance, since I am a numerous people whom Yahweh has thus far blessed?”

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:15 - And Joshua said to them, “If you are a numerous people, go [fn]up to the forest and [fn]clear a place for yourself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the Rephaim, since the hill country of Ephraim is too narrow for you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:16 - And the sons of Joseph said, “The hill country is not enough for us, and all the Canaanites who live in the valley land have chariots of iron, both those who are in Beth-shean and its towns and those who are in the valley of Jezreel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:17 - Then 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,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:18 - but the hill country shall be yours. For though it is a forest, you shall [fn]clear it, and to its [fn]farthest borders it shall be yours; for you shall dispossess the Canaanites, even though they have chariots of iron and even though they are strong.”
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Lit and there was to him
Lit mouth
Lit was
Lit to the right hand
Or wadi
Or wadi
Or wadi
Lit the goings out of it were
Lit its
Lit up for yourself
Lit cut down
Lit cut it down
Lit goings out

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