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Joshua 15 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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The Land Given to the Tribe of Judah
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:1 - The allotment for the clans of the tribe of Judah reached southward to the border of Edom, as far south as the wilderness of Zin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:2 - The southern boundary began at the south bay of the Dead Sea,[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:3 - ran south of Scorpion Pass[fn] into the wilderness of Zin, and then went south of Kadesh-barnea to Hezron. Then it went up to Addar, where it turned toward Karka.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:4 - From there it passed to Azmon until it finally reached the Brook of Egypt, which it followed to the Mediterranean Sea.[fn] This was their[fn] southern boundary.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:5 - The eastern boundary extended along the Dead Sea to the mouth of the Jordan River. The northern boundary began at the bay where the Jordan River empties into the Dead Sea,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:6 - went up from there to Beth-hoglah, then proceeded north of Beth-arabah to the Stone of Bohan. (Bohan was Reuben’s son.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:7 - From that point it went through the valley of Achor to Debir, turning north toward Gilgal, which is across from the slopes of Adummim on the south side of the valley. From there the boundary extended to the springs at En-shemesh and on to En-rogel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:8 - The boundary then passed through the valley of Ben-Hinnom, along the southern slopes of the Jebusites, where the city of Jerusalem is located. Then it went west to the top of the mountain above the valley of Hinnom, and on up to the northern end of the valley of Rephaim.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:9 - From there the boundary extended from the top of the mountain to the spring at the waters of Nephtoah,[fn] and from there to the towns on Mount Ephron. Then it turned toward Baalah (that is, Kiriath-jearim).
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:10 - The boundary circled west of Baalah to Mount Seir, passed along to the town of Kesalon on the northern slope of Mount Jearim, and went down to Beth-shemesh and on to Timnah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:11 - The boundary then proceeded to the slope of the hill north of Ekron, where it turned toward Shikkeron and Mount Baalah. It passed Jabneel and ended at the Mediterranean Sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:12 - The western boundary was the shoreline of the Mediterranean Sea.[fn] These are the boundaries for the clans of the tribe of Judah.
The Land Given to Caleb
(Jdg 1:11–15)
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:13 - The LORD commanded Joshua to assign some of Judah’s territory to Caleb son of Jephunneh. So Caleb was given the town of Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), which had been named after Anak’s ancestor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:14 - Caleb drove out the three groups of Anakites—the descendants of Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai, the sons of Anak.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:15 - From there he went to fight against the people living in the town of Debir (formerly called Kiriath-sepher).
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:16 - Caleb said, “I will give my daughter Acsah in marriage to the one who attacks and captures Kiriath-sepher.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:17 - Othniel, the son of Caleb’s brother Kenaz, was the one who conquered it, so Acsah became Othniel’s wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:18 - When Acsah married Othniel, she urged him[fn] to ask her father for a field. As she got down off her donkey, Caleb asked her, “What’s the matter?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:19 - She said, “Give me another gift. You have already given me land in the Negev; now please give me springs of water, too.” So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs.
The Towns Allotted to Judah
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:20 - This was the homeland allocated to the clans of the tribe of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:21 - The towns of Judah situated along the borders of Edom in the extreme 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 (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, Iim, 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—twenty-nine towns with their surrounding villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:33 - The following towns situated in the western foothills[fn] were also given to Judah: 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 - Shaaraim, Adithaim, Gederah, and Gederothaim—fourteen towns with their surrounding villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:37 - Also included were Zenan, Hadashah, Migdal-gad,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:38 - Dilean, Mizpeh, Joktheel,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:39 - Lachish, Bozkath, Eglon,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:40 - Cabbon, Lahmam, Kitlish,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:41 - Gederoth, Beth-dagon, Naamah, and Makkedah—sixteen towns with their surrounding villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:42 - Besides these, there were Libnah, Ether, Ashan,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:43 - Iphtah, Ashnah, Nezib,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:44 - Keilah, Aczib, and Mareshah—nine towns with their surrounding villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:45 - The territory of the tribe of Judah also included Ekron and its surrounding settlements and villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:46 - From Ekron the boundary extended west and included the towns near Ashdod with their surrounding villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:47 - It also included Ashdod with its surrounding settlements and villages and Gaza with its settlements and villages, as far as the Brook of Egypt and along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:48 - Judah also received the following towns in the hill country: Shamir, Jattir, Socoh,
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 with their surrounding villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:52 - Also included were the towns of 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 with their surrounding villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:55 - Besides these, there were Maon, Carmel, Ziph, Juttah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:56 - Jezreel, Jokdeam, Zanoah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:57 - Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah—ten towns with their surrounding villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:58 - In addition, there were Halhul, Beth-zur, Gedor,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:59 - Maarath, Beth-anoth, and Eltekon—six towns with their surrounding villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:60 - There were also Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim) and Rabbah—two towns with their surrounding villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:61 - In the wilderness there were the towns of Beth-arabah, Middin, Secacah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:62 - Nibshan, the City of Salt, and En-gedi—six towns with their surrounding villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:63 - But the tribe of Judah could not drive out the Jebusites, who lived in the city of Jerusalem, so the Jebusites live there among the people of Judah to this day.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew the Salt Sea; also in 15:5.
Hebrew Akrabbim.
Hebrew the sea; also in 15:11.
Hebrew your.
Or the spring at Me-nephtoah.
Hebrew the Great Sea; also in 15:47.
Some Greek manuscripts read he urged her.
Hebrew the Shephelah.

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