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Joshua 15

The borders of the lot of Judah.

Joshua 15:1 The lot of the trybe of the children of Iuda amonge their kynreds, was ye coaste of Edom by the wyldernesse of Zin, which borderth southwarde on the edge of the south coutrees. Joshua 15:2 Their south borders were from the vttemost syde of the salt see, that is, from the coast that goeth southwarde, Joshua 15:3 and commeth out from thece towarde ye eastsyde of Acrabbim, and goeth forth thorow Zinna, and yet goeth vp from the south towarde Cades Bernea, and goeth thorow Hesron, and goeth vp to Adara, & fetcheth a compase aboute Carcaa, Joshua 15:4 & goeth thorow Asmona, and commeth forth to the ryuer of Egipte, so that the see is the ende of ye border. Let this be youre border southwarde. Joshua 15:5 But the east border is from the salt see to the vttemost parte of Iordane. Joshua 15:6 The border northwarde, is from the see coast which is on ye edge of Iordane, and goeth vp vnto Beth Hagla, and stretcheth out from the north vnto Betharaba, and commeth vp vnto the stone of Bohen the sonne of Ruben, Joshua 15:7 and goeth vp vnto Debir from ye valley of Achor, and from the north coaste that is towarde Gilgall, which lyeth ouer agaynst Adumim vpwarde, which is on the north syde of the water. Then goeth it vnto ye water of Ensemes, and commeth out vnto the well of Rogell. Joshua 15:8 Then goeth it vp to the valley of the sonne of Hinnam, a longe besyde the Iebusite that dwelleth from ye southwarde, that is Ierusalem: and commeth vp vnto the toppe of the mount which lyeth before the valley of Hinnam from the westwarde, that borderth on the edge of the valley of Raphaim towarde the north. Joshua 15:9 Then commeth it from the toppe of the same mount vnto the water well of Nephtoah, and commeth out vnto the cities of mount Ephron, and boweth towarde Baala, that is Kiriath Iarim, Joshua 15:10 and fetcheth a copasse aboute from Baala westwarde vnto mount Seir, and goeth by the north syde of the mount Iarim, that is Chessalon: and cometh downe to Bethsemes, and goeth thorow Thimna, Joshua 15:11 and breaketh out on the north syde of Acron, and stretcheth forth towarde Sicron, and goeth ouer mount Baala, and commeth out vnto Iabueel: so that their vttemost border is the see. Joshua 15:12 The weste border is the greate see. This is the border of the children of Iuda rounde aboute in their kynreds.

Caleb's portion and conquest.

Joshua 15:13 Caleb the sonne of Iephune had his porcion geue him amoge the children of Iuda (as the LORDE comaunded Iosua) namely Kiriatharba of the father of Enak, that is Hebron. Joshua 15:14 And Caleb droue from thence the thre sonnes of Enak, Sesai, Ahiman, and Thalmas begotten of Enak. Joshua 15:15 And from thece he wente vp to the inhabiters of Debir. (As for Debir, it was called Kiriath Sepher afore tyme.)

Othniel, for his valour, hath Achsah, Caleb's daughter, to wife.

Joshua 15:16 And Caleb sayde: Who so smyteth Kiriath Sepher and wynneth it, I wyll geue him my doughter Achsa to wyfe. Joshua 15:17 Then Athniel the sonne of Kenas the brother of Caleb wanne it: and he gaue him his doughter Achsa to wife.

She obtaineth a blessing of her father.

Joshua 15:18 And it fortuned whan they wente in, that she was counceled of hir housbande, to axe a pece of londe of hir father. And she fell downe from the asse. Then sayde Caleb vnto her: What ayleth the? Joshua 15:19 She sayde: Geue me a blessynge, for thou hast geue me a south (and drye) londe: geue me welles of water also. Then gaue he her welles aboue and beneth. Joshua 15:20 This is the enheritaunce of the trybe of Iuda amonge their kynreds.

The cities of Judah.

Joshua 15:21 And the cities of the trybe of the children of Iuda, from one to another by the coastes of the Edomites towarde the south, were these: Cabzeel, Eder, Iagur, Joshua 15:22 Kina, Dimona, Adada, Joshua 15:23 Kedes, Hazor, Iethnam, Joshua 15:24 Siph, Telem, Bealot, Joshua 15:25 Hazor Hadatha, Kirioth Hezron that is Hasor: Joshua 15:26 Ama, Sema, Molada, Joshua 15:27 Hazor Gadda, Hesmon, Beth palet, Joshua 15:28 Hazer Sual, Beer Seba, Bisiothia, Joshua 15:29 Baala, Iim, Azem, Joshua 15:30 Eltholad, Chesil, Harma, Joshua 15:31 Ziklag, Madmanna, San Sana, Joshua 15:32 Lebaoth, Silhim, Am, Rimo. These are nyne and twentye cities & their vyllages. Joshua 15:33 But in the lowe countrees was Esthaol, Zaren, Asna, Joshua 15:34 Saroah, Engannim, Thapua, Enam, Joshua 15:35 Iarmoth, Adullam, Socho, Aseka, Joshua 15:36 Saaraim, Adithaim, Gedera, Giderothim. These are fourtene cities & their vyllages. Joshua 15:37 Zena Hadasa, Migdal Gad, Joshua 15:38 Dilean, Mispa, Iakthiel, Joshua 15:39 Lachis, Bazekath, Eglo, Joshua 15:40 Chabon, Lachma, Chithlis, Joshua 15:41 Gedoroth, Beth Dagon, Naama, Makeda. These are sixtene cities and their vyllages. Joshua 15:42 Libna, Ether, Asen, Joshua 15:43 Iephthah, Asua, Nezib, Joshua 15:44 Keila, Achsib, Maresa. These are nyne cities and their vyllages. Joshua 15:45 Ekron with his doughters and vyllages. Joshua 15:46 From Ekron vnto the see, all that reacheth vnto Asdod and the vyllages therof. Joshua 15:47 Asdod with the doughters and vyllages therof. Gasa with hir doughters and vyllages vnto the water of Egipte. And the greate see is his border.

Joshua 15:48 But vpon the mount was Samir, Iatir, Socho, Joshua 15:49 Danna, Kiriath Sanna, that is Debir: Joshua 15:50 Anab, Esthemo, Annim, Joshua 15:51 Gosen, Holon, Gilo. These are eleuen cities and their vyllagies. Joshua 15:52 {Absent from this edition.} Joshua 15:53 {Absent from this edition.} Joshua 15:54 {Absent from this edition.} Joshua 15:55 Maon, Carmel, Siph, Iuta, Joshua 15:56 Iesrael, Iakdea, Sanoah, Joshua 15:57 Kain, Gibea, Thimna. These are ten cities and their vyllages. Joshua 15:58 Halhul, Bethzur, Gedor, Joshua 15:59 Maarath, Beth Anoth, Elthekon. These are sixe cities and their vyllages. Joshua 15:60 Kiriath Baal (that is Kiriath Iearim) Harabba, two cities & their vyllages. Joshua 15:61 And in the wyldernesse was Betharaba, Middin, Sechacha, Joshua 15:62 Nibsan, and the Salt cite, and Engaddi. These are sixe cities and their vyllagies.

The Jebusites not conquered.

Joshua 15:63 But the Iebusites dwelt at Ierusalem, and the children of Iuda coude not dryue them awaye. So the Iebusites remayne with the children of Iuda at Ierusalem vnto this daye.

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