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Numbers 34 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Boundaries of the Land
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:1 - Then the LORD said to Moses,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:2 - “Give these instructions to the Israelites: When you come into the land of Canaan, which I am giving you as your special possession, these will be the boundaries.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:3 - The southern portion of your country will extend from the wilderness of Zin, along the edge of Edom. The southern boundary will begin on the east at the Dead Sea.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:4 - It will then run south past Scorpion Pass[fn] in the direction of Zin. Its southernmost point will be Kadesh-barnea, from which it will go to Hazar-addar, and on to Azmon.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:5 - From Azmon the boundary will turn toward the Brook of Egypt and end at the Mediterranean Sea.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:6 - “Your western boundary will be the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:7 - “Your northern boundary will begin at the Mediterranean Sea and run east to Mount Hor,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:8 - then to Lebo-hamath, and on through Zedad
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:9 - and Ziphron to Hazar-enan. This will be your northern boundary.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:10 - “The eastern boundary will start at Hazar-enan and run south to Shepham,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:11 - then down to Riblah on the east side of Ain. From there the boundary will run down along the eastern edge of the Sea of Galilee,[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:12 - and then along the Jordan River to the Dead Sea. These are the boundaries of your land.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:13 - Then Moses told the Israelites, “This territory is the homeland you are to divide among yourselves by sacred lot. The LORD has commanded that the land be divided among the nine and a half remaining tribes.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:14 - The families of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh have already received their grants of land
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:15 - on the east side of the Jordan River, across from Jericho toward the sunrise.”
Leaders to Divide the Land
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:16 - And the LORD said to Moses,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:17 - “Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun are the men designated to divide the grants of land among the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:18 - Enlist one leader from each tribe to help them with the task.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:19 - These are the tribes and the names of the leaders:
JudahCaleb son of Jephunneh
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SimeonShemuel son of Ammihud
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BenjaminElidad son of Kislon
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DanBukki son of Jogli
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Manasseh son of JosephHanniel son of Ephod
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Ephraim son of JosephKemuel son of Shiphtan
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ZebulunElizaphan son of Parnach
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IssacharPaltiel son of Azzan
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AsherAhihud son of Shelomi
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NaphtaliPedahel son of Ammihud
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:29 - These are the men the LORD has appointed to divide the grants of land in Canaan among the Israelites.”
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew Salt Sea; also in 34:12.
Or the ascent of Akrabbim.
Hebrew the sea; also in 34:6, 7.
Hebrew Sea of Kinnereth.

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