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Joshua 15 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Allotment for Judah

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:1 - The allotment for the tribe of Judah, according to its clans, extended down to the territory of Edom, to the Desert of Zin in the extreme south.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:2 - Their southern boundary started from the bay at the southern end of the Dead Sea,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:3 - crossed south of Scorpion Pass, continued on to Zin and went over to the south of Kadesh Barnea. Then it ran past Hezron up to Addar and curved around to Karka.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:4 - It then passed along to Azmon and joined the Wadi of Egypt, ending at the Mediterranean Sea. This is their[fn] southern boundary.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:5 - The eastern boundary is the Dead Sea as far as the mouth of the Jordan. The northern boundary started from the bay of the sea at the mouth of the Jordan,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:6 - went up to Beth Hoglah and continued north of Beth Arabah to the Stone of Bohan son of Reuben.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:7 - The boundary then went up to Debir from the Valley of Achor and turned north to Gilgal, which faces the Pass of Adummim south of the gorge. It continued along to the waters of En Shemesh and came out at En Rogel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:8 - Then it ran up the Valley of Ben Hinnom along the southern slope of the Jebusite city (that is, Jerusalem). From there it climbed to the top of the hill west of the Hinnom Valley at the northern end of the Valley of Rephaim.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:9 - From the hilltop the boundary headed toward the spring of the waters of Nephtoah, came out at the towns of Mount Ephron and went down toward Baalah (that is, Kiriath Jearim).
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:10 - Then it curved westward from Baalah to Mount Seir, ran along the northern slope of Mount Jearim (that is, Kesalon), continued down to Beth Shemesh and crossed to Timnah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:11 - It went to the northern slope of Ekron, turned toward Shikkeron, passed along to Mount Baalah and reached Jabneel. The boundary ended at the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:12 - The western boundary is the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea. These are the boundaries around the people of Judah by their clans.
(Jdg 1:11–15)
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:13 - In accordance with the LORD’s command to him, Joshua gave to Caleb son of Jephunneh a portion in Judah—Kiriath Arba, that is, Hebron. (Arba was the forefather of Anak.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:14 - From Hebron Caleb drove out the three Anakites—Sheshai, Ahiman and Talmai, the sons of Anak.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:15 - From there he marched against the people living in Debir (formerly called Kiriath Sepher).
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:16 - And Caleb said, “I will give my daughter Aksah in marriage to the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:17 - Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s brother, took it; so Caleb gave his daughter Aksah to him in marriage.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:18 - One day when she came to Othniel, she urged him[fn] to ask her father for a field. When she got off her donkey, Caleb asked her, “What can I do for you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:19 - She replied, “Do me a special favor. Since you have given me land in the Negev, give me also springs of water.” So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:20 - This is the inheritance of the tribe of Judah, according to its clans:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:21 - The southernmost towns of the tribe of Judah in the Negev toward the boundary of Edom were: Kabzeel, Eder, Jagur,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:22 - Kinah, Dimonah, Adadah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:23 - Kedesh, Hazor, Ithnan,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:24 - Ziph, Telem, Bealoth,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:25 - Hazor Hadattah, Kerioth Hezron (that is, Hazor),
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:26 - Amam, Shema, Moladah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:27 - Hazar Gaddah, Heshmon, Beth Pelet,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:28 - Hazar Shual, Beersheba, Biziothiah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:29 - Baalah, Iyim, Ezem,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:30 - Eltolad, Kesil, Hormah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:31 - Ziklag, Madmannah, Sansannah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:32 - Lebaoth, Shilhim, Ain and Rimmon—a total of twenty-nine towns and their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:33 - In the western foothills: Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:34 - Zanoah, En Gannim, Tappuah, Enam,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:35 - Jarmuth, Adullam, Sokoh, Azekah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:36 - Shaaraim, Adithaim and Gederah (or Gederothaim)[fn]—fourteen towns and their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:37 - Zenan, Hadashah, Migdal Gad,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:38 - Dilean, Mizpah, Joktheel,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:39 - Lachish, Bozkath, Eglon,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:40 - Kabbon, Lahmas, Kitlish,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:41 - Gederoth, Beth Dagon, Naamah and Makkedah—sixteen towns and their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:42 - Libnah, Ether, Ashan,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:43 - Iphtah, Ashnah, Nezib,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:44 - Keilah, Akzib and Mareshah—nine towns and their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:45 - Ekron, with its surrounding settlements and villages;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:46 - west of Ekron, all that were in the vicinity of Ashdod, together with their villages;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:47 - Ashdod, its surrounding settlements and villages; and Gaza, its settlements and villages, as far as the Wadi of Egypt and the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:48 - In the hill country: Shamir, Jattir, Sokoh,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:49 - Dannah, Kiriath Sannah (that is, Debir),
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:50 - Anab, Eshtemoh, Anim,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:51 - Goshen, Holon and Giloh—eleven towns and their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:52 - Arab, Dumah, Eshan,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:53 - Janim, Beth Tappuah, Aphekah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:54 - Humtah, Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron) and Zior—nine towns and their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:55 - Maon, Carmel, Ziph, Juttah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:56 - Jezreel, Jokdeam, Zanoah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:57 - Kain, Gibeah and Timnah—ten towns and their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:58 - Halhul, Beth Zur, Gedor,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:59 - Maarath, Beth Anoth and Eltekon—six towns and their villages.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:60 - Kiriath Baal (that is, Kiriath Jearim) and Rabbah—two towns and their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:61 - In the wilderness: Beth Arabah, Middin, Sekakah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:62 - Nibshan, the City of Salt and En Gedi—six towns and their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:63 - Judah could not dislodge the Jebusites, who were living in Jerusalem; to this day the Jebusites live there with the people of Judah.
NIV Footnotes
Septuagint; Hebrew your
Hebrew and some Septuagint manuscripts; other Septuagint manuscripts (see also note at Judges 1:14) Othniel, he urged her
Or Gederah and Gederothaim
The Septuagint adds another district of eleven towns, including Tekoa and Ephrathah (Bethlehem).

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