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Joshua 15 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Land of Judah
The Cities of Judah
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:1 - So this was the lot of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families: The border of Edom at the Wilderness of Zin southward was the extreme southern boundary.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:2 - And their southern border began at the shore of the Salt Sea, from the bay that faces southward.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:3 - Then it went out to the southern side of the Ascent of Akrabbim, passed along to Zin, ascended on the south side of Kadesh Barnea, passed along to Hezron, went up to Adar, and went around to Karkaa.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:4 - From there it passed toward Azmon and went out to the Brook of Egypt; and the border ended at the sea. This shall be your southern border.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:5 - The east border was the Salt Sea as far as the mouth of the Jordan. And the border on the northern quarter began at the bay of the sea at the mouth of the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:6 - The border went up to Beth Hoglah and passed north of Beth Arabah; and the border went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:7 - Then the border went up toward Debir from the Valley of Achor, and it turned northward toward Gilgal, which is before the Ascent of Adummim, which is on the south side of the valley. The border continued toward the waters of En Shemesh and ended at En Rogel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:8 - And the border went up by the Valley of the Son of Hinnom to the southern slope of the Jebusite city (which is Jerusalem). The border went up to the top of the mountain that lies before the Valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the end of the Valley of Rephaim[fn] northward.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:9 - Then the border went around from the top of the hill to the fountain of the water of Nephtoah, and extended to the cities of Mount Ephron. And the border went around to Baalah (which is Kirjath Jearim).
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:10 - Then the border turned westward from Baalah to Mount Seir, passed along to the side of Mount Jearim on the north (which is Chesalon), went down to Beth Shemesh, and passed on to Timnah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:11 - And the border went out to the side of Ekron northward. Then the border went around to Shicron, passed along to Mount Baalah, and extended to Jabneel; and the border ended at the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:12 - The west border was the coastline of the Great Sea. This is the boundary of the children of Judah all around according to their families.
Caleb Occupies Hebron and Debir
(Judg. 1:11–15)
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:13 - Now to Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a share among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of the LORD to Joshua, namely, Kirjath Arba, which is Hebron (Arba was the father of Anak).
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:14 - Caleb drove out the three sons of Anak from there: Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anak.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:15 - Then he went up from there to the inhabitants of Debir (formerly the name of Debir was Kirjath Sepher).
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:16 - And Caleb said, “He who attacks Kirjath Sepher and takes it, to him I will give Achsah my daughter as wife.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:17 - So Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it; and he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:18 - Now it was so, when she came to him, that she persuaded him to ask her father for a field. So she dismounted from her donkey, and Caleb said to her, “What do you wish?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:19 - She answered, “Give me a blessing; since you have given me land in the South, give me also springs of water.” So he gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
The Cities of Judah
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:20 - This was the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:21 - The cities at the limits of the tribe of the children of Judah, toward the border of Edom in the South, 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 (which 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, Bizjothjah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:29 - Baalah, Ijim, Ezem,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:30 - Eltolad, Chesil, Hormah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:31 - Ziklag, Madmannah, Sansannah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:32 - Lebaoth, Shilhim, Ain, and Rimmon: all the cities are twenty-nine, with their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:33 - In the lowland: Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:34 - Zanoah, En Gannim, Tappuah, Enam,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:35 - Jarmuth, Adullam, Socoh, Azekah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:36 - Sharaim, Adithaim, Gederah, and Gederothaim: fourteen cities with 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 - Cabbon, Lahmas,[fn] Kithlish,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:41 - Gederoth, Beth Dagon, Naamah, and Makkedah: sixteen cities with their villages;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:42 - Libnah, Ether, Ashan,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:43 - Jiphtah, Ashnah, Nezib,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:44 - Keilah, Achzib, and Mareshah: nine cities with their villages;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:45 - Ekron, with its towns and villages;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:46 - from Ekron to the sea, all that lay near Ashdod, with their villages;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:47 - Ashdod with its towns and villages, Gaza with its towns and villages—as far as the Brook of Egypt and the Great Sea with its coastline.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:48 - And in the mountain country: Shamir, Jattir, Sochoh,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:49 - Dannah, Kirjath Sannah (which is Debir),
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:50 - Anab, Eshtemoh, Anim,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:51 - Goshen, Holon, and Giloh: eleven cities with their villages;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:52 - Arab, Dumah, Eshean,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:53 - Janum, Beth Tappuah, Aphekah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:54 - Humtah, Kirjath Arba (which is Hebron), and Zior: nine cities with 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 cities with their villages;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:58 - Halhul, Beth Zur, Gedor,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:59 - Maarath, Beth Anoth, and Eltekon: six cities with their villages;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:60 - Kirjath Baal (which is Kirjath Jearim) and Rabbah: two cities with their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:61 - In the wilderness: Beth Arabah, Middin, Secacah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:62 - Nibshan, the City of Salt, and En Gedi: six cities with their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:63 - As for the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out; but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem to this day.
NKJV Footnotes
Literally Giants
Or Lahmam

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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