1611 King James Bible

Joshua 17

The lot of Manasseh.

Joshua 17:1 There was also a lot for the tribe of Manasseh; (for hee was the first borne of Ioseph) [to wit], for Machir the first borne of Manasseh the father of Gilead: because he [was] a man of warre, therefore hee had Gilead and Bashan. Joshua 17:2 There was also [a lot] for the rest of the children of Manasseh by their families; for the children of Abiezer, and for the children of Helek, and for the children of Asriel, and for the children of Shechem, and for the children of Hepher, and for the children of Shemida: these [were] the male children of Manasseh, the sonne of Ioseph by their families.

Joshua 17:3 But Zelophehad the sonne of Hepher, the sonne of Gilead, the sonne of Machir, the sonne of Manasseh, had no sonnes but daughters: And these [are] the names of his daughters, Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. Joshua 17:4 And they came neere before Eleazar the Priest, and before Ioshua the sonne of Nun, and before the Princes, saying, The LORD commanded Moses to giue vs an inheritance among our brethren: therefore according to the commaundement of the LORD, hee gaue them an inheritance among the brethren of their father. Joshua 17:5 And there fel ten portions to Manasseh, beside the land of Gilead and Bashan, which [were] on the other side Iordan; Joshua 17:6 Because the daughters of Manasseh had an inheritance among his sonnes: and the rest of Manassehs sonnes had the land of Gilead.

His coast.

Joshua 17:7 And the coast of Manasseh was from Asher to Michmethah, that lieth before Shechem, and the border went along on the right hand, vnto the inhabitants of Entappuah. Joshua 17:8 [Now] Manasseh had the land of Tappuah: but Tappuah on the border of Manasseh belonged to the children of Ephraim. Joshua 17:9 And the coast descended vnto the riuer Kanah, Southward of the riuer: these cities of Ephraim [are] among the cities of Manasseh: the coast of Manasseh also [was] on the North side of the riuer, and the outgoings of it were at the Sea. Joshua 17:10 Southward [it was] Ephraims, and Northward [it was] Manassehs, and the sea is his border, and they met together in Asher on the North, and in Issachar on the East. Joshua 17:11 And Manasseh had in Issachar and in Asher, Bethshean & her townes, and Ibleam and her townes, and the inhabitants of Dor and her townes, and the inhabitants of Endor and her townes, and the inhabitants of Taanach and her townes, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and her townes, euen three countreyes.

The Canaanites not driven out.

Joshua 17:12 Yet the children of Manasseh could not driue out [the inhabitants] of those cities, but the Canaanites would dwell in that land. Joshua 17:13 Yet it came to passe when the children of Israel were waxen strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute: but did not vtterly driue them out.

The children of Joseph obtain another lot.

Joshua 17:14 And the children of Ioseph spake vnto Ioshua, saying, Why hast thou giuen me [but] one lot and one portion to inherit, seeing I am a great people, forasmuch as the LORD hath blessed me hitherto? Joshua 17:15 And Ioshua answered them, If thou be a great people, then get thee vp to the wood [countrey], and cut downe for thy selfe there in the land of the Perizzites, and of the giants, if mount Ephraim be too narrow for thee. Joshua 17:16 And the children of Ioseph saide, The hill is not enough for vs: and all the Canaanites that dwell in the lande of the valley, haue charets of yron, both they who [are] of Bethshean and her townes, and they who [are] of the valley of Iezreel. Joshua 17:17 And Ioshua spake vnto the house of Ioseph, [euen] to Ephraim, and to Manasseh, saying, Thou art a great people, and hast great power: Thou shalt not haue one lot [onely]. Joshua 17:18 But the mountaine shalbe thine, for it is a wood, and thou shalt cut it downe: and the outgoings of it shalbe thine: for thou shalt driue out the Canaanites, though they haue yron charets, [and] though they [be] strong.

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