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Numbers 34 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Boundaries of Canaan

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:1 - The LORD said to Moses,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:2 - “Command the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter Canaan, the land that will be allotted to you as an inheritance is to have these boundaries:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:3 - “ ‘Your southern side will include some of the Desert of Zin along the border of Edom. Your southern boundary will start in the east from the southern end of the Dead Sea,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:4 - cross south of Scorpion Pass, continue on to Zin and go south of Kadesh Barnea. Then it will go to Hazar Addar and over to Azmon,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:5 - where it will turn, join the Wadi of Egypt and end at the Mediterranean Sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:6 - “ ‘Your western boundary will be the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. This will be your boundary on the west.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:7 - “ ‘For your northern boundary, run a line from the Mediterranean Sea to Mount Hor
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:8 - and from Mount Hor to Lebo Hamath. Then the boundary will go to Zedad,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:9 - continue to Ziphron and end at Hazar Enan. This will be your boundary on the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:10 - “ ‘For your eastern boundary, run a line from Hazar Enan to Shepham.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:11 - The boundary will go down from Shepham to Riblah on the east side of Ain and continue along the slopes east of the Sea of Galilee.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:12 - Then the boundary will go down along the Jordan and end at the Dead Sea. “ ‘This will be your land, with its boundaries on every side.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:13 - Moses commanded the Israelites: “Assign this land by lot as an inheritance. The LORD has ordered that it be given to the nine-and-a-half tribes,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:14 - because the families of the tribe of Reuben, the tribe of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:15 - These two-and-a-half tribes have received their inheritance east of the Jordan across from Jericho, toward the sunrise.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:16 - The LORD said to Moses,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:17 - “These are the names of the men who are to assign the land for you as an inheritance: Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:18 - And appoint one leader from each tribe to help assign the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:19 - These are their names: Caleb son of Jephunneh, from the tribe of Judah;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:20 - Shemuel son of Ammihud, from the tribe of Simeon;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:21 - Elidad son of Kislon, from the tribe of Benjamin;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:22 - Bukki son of Jogli, the leader from the tribe of Dan;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:23 - Hanniel son of Ephod, the leader from the tribe of Manasseh son of Joseph;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:24 - Kemuel son of Shiphtan, the leader from the tribe of Ephraim son of Joseph;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:25 - Elizaphan son of Parnak, the leader from the tribe of Zebulun;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:26 - Paltiel son of Azzan, the leader from the tribe of Issachar;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:27 - Ahihud son of Shelomi, the leader from the tribe of Asher;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:28 - Pedahel son of Ammihud, the leader from the tribe of Naphtali.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:29 - These are the men the LORD commanded to assign the inheritance to the Israelites in the land of Canaan.
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