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Joshua 15 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Territory of Judah

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:1 - Now the lot for the tribe of the sons of Judah according to their families [fn]reached the border of Edom, southward to the wilderness of Zin at the extreme south.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:2 - Their south border was from the lower end of the Salt Sea, from the bay that turns to the south.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:3 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:4 - It continued to Azmon and proceeded to the [fn]brook of Egypt, and the [fn]border ended at the sea. This shall be your south border.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:5 - The east border was the Salt Sea, as far as the [fn]mouth of the Jordan. And the border of the north side was from the bay of the sea at the [fn]mouth of the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:6 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:7 - The border went up to Debir from the valley of Achor, and turned northward toward Gilgal which is opposite the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south of the valley; and the border continued to the waters of En-shemesh and [fn]it ended at En-rogel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:8 - Then the border went up the valley of Ben-hinnom to the slope of the Jebusite on the south (that is, Jerusalem); and the border went up to the top of the mountain which is before the valley of Hinnom to the west, which is at the end of the valley of Rephaim toward the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:9 - 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 Baalah (that is, Kiriath-jearim).
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:10 - 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 Timnah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:11 - 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 [fn]border ended at the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:12 - The west border was at the Great Sea, even its [fn]coastline. This is the border around the sons of Judah according to their families.
(Jdg 1:11–15)
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:13 - Now he gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh a portion among the sons of Judah, according to the [fn]command of the LORD to Joshua, namely, [fn]Kiriath-arba, Arba being the father of Anak (that is, Hebron).
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:14 - Caleb [fn]drove out from there the three sons of Anak: Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai, the children of Anak.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:15 - Then he went up from there against the inhabitants of Debir; now the name of Debir formerly was Kiriath-sepher.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:16 - And Caleb said, “The one who [fn]attacks Kiriath-sepher and captures it, [fn]I will give him Achsah my daughter as a wife.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:17 - Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, captured it; so he gave him Achsah his daughter as a wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:18 - It came about that when she came to him, she persuaded him to ask her father for a field. So she alighted from the donkey, and Caleb said to her, “What do you want?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:19 - Then she said, “Give me a blessing; since you have given me the land of the [fn]Negev, give me also springs of water.” So he gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:20 - This is the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Judah according to their families.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:21 - 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 Eder and Jagur,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:22 - and Kinah and Dimonah and Adadah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:23 - and Kedesh and Hazor and Ithnan,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:24 - Ziph and Telem and Bealoth,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:25 - and Hazor-hadattah and Kerioth-hezron (that is, Hazor),
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:26 - Amam and Shema and Moladah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:27 - and Hazar-gaddah and Heshmon and Beth-pelet,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:28 - and Hazar-shual and Beersheba and Biziothiah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:29 - Baalah and Iim and Ezem,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:30 - and Eltolad and Chesil and Hormah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:31 - and Ziklag and Madmannah and Sansannah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:32 - and Lebaoth and Shilhim and Ain and Rimmon; in all, twenty-nine cities with their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:33 - In the lowland: Eshtaol and Zorah and Ashnah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:34 - and Zanoah and En-gannim, Tappuah and Enam,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:35 - Jarmuth and Adullam, Socoh and Azekah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:36 - and Shaaraim and Adithaim and Gederah and Gederothaim; fourteen cities with their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:37 - Zenan and Hadashah and Migdal-gad,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:38 - and Dilean and Mizpeh and Joktheel,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:39 - Lachish and Bozkath and Eglon,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:40 - and Cabbon and Lahmas and Chitlish,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:41 - and Gederoth, Beth-dagon and Naamah and Makkedah; sixteen cities with their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:42 - Libnah and Ether and Ashan,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:43 - and Iphtah and Ashnah and Nezib,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:44 - and Keilah and Achzib and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:45 - Ekron, with its towns and its villages;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:46 - from Ekron even to the sea, all that were by the [fn]side of Ashdod, with their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:47 - Ashdod, its towns and its villages; Gaza, its towns and its villages; as far as the [fn]brook of Egypt and the Great Sea, even its [fn]coastline.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:48 - In the hill country: Shamir and Jattir and Socoh,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:49 - and Dannah and Kiriath-sannah (that is, Debir),
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:50 - and Anab and Eshtemoh and Anim,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:51 - and Goshen and Holon and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:52 - Arab and Dumah and Eshan,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:53 - and Janum and Beth-tappuah and Aphekah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:54 - and Humtah and Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), and Zior; nine cities with their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:55 - Maon, Carmel and Ziph and Juttah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:56 - and Jezreel and Jokdeam and Zanoah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:57 - Kain, Gibeah and Timnah; ten cities with their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:58 - Halhul, Beth-zur and Gedor,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:59 - and Maarath and Beth-anoth and Eltekon; six cities with their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:60 - Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim), and Rabbah; two cities with their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:61 - In the wilderness: Beth-arabah, Middin and Secacah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:62 - and Nibshan and the City of Salt and Engedi; six cities with their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:63 - Now as for the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the sons of Judah could not [fn]drive them out; so the Jebusites live with the sons of Judah at Jerusalem until this day.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: was to
Or, wadi
Literally: goings out of the border were
Literally: end
Literally: the goings out of it were
Literally: goings out...were
Literally: border
Literally: mouth
I.e. the city of Arba
Or, dispossessed
Literally: smites
Literally: and I
I.e. South country
Literally: hand
Or, wadi
Literally: border
Or, dispossess them

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