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Joshua 15

The borders of the lot of Judah.

Joshua 15:1 And the lot of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families was: to the border of Edom, the wilderness of Zin, southward, in the extreme south. Joshua 15:2 And their southern border was from the end of the salt sea, from the tongue that turns southward; Joshua 15:3 and it went out south of the ascent of Akrabbim, and passed on to Zin, and went up on the south of Kadesh-barnea, and passed to Hezron, and went up toward Addar, and turned toward Karkaah, Joshua 15:4 and passed on to Azmon, and went out by the torrent of Egypt; and the border ended at the sea. That shall be your border southward. Joshua 15:5 —And the eastern border was the salt sea as far as the end of the Jordan.—And the border on the north side was from the tongue of the salt sea, at the end of the Jordan; Joshua 15:6 and the border went up toward Beth-hoglah, and passed north of Beth-Arabah; and the border went up to the stone of Bohan, the son of Reuben; Joshua 15:7 and the border went up toward Debir from the valley of Achor, and turned northward to Gilgal, which is opposite to the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south side of the torrent; and the border passed to the waters of En-shemesh, and ended at En-rogel; Joshua 15:8 and the border went up to the valley of the son of Hinnom, toward the south side of the Jebusite, that is, Jerusalem; and the border went up to the top of the mountain that is before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the end of the valley of Rephaim northward; Joshua 15:9 and the border reached along from the top of the mountain toward the spring of the waters of Nephtoah, and went out toward the cities of mount Ephron; and the border reached along to Baalah, that is, Kirjath-jearim; Joshua 15:10 and the border turned from Baalah westwards toward mount Seir, and passed toward the side of Har-jearim, that is, Chesalon, northwards, and went down to Beth-shemesh, and passed Timnah. Joshua 15:11 And the border went out to the side of Ekron northwards, and the border reached along toward Shicron, and passed mount Baalah, and went toward Jabneel; and the border ended at the sea. Joshua 15:12 —And the west border is the great sea and [its] coast. This is the border of the children of Judah round about, according to their families.

Caleb's portion and conquest.

Joshua 15:13 And to Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a portion among the children of Judah according to the commandment of Jehovah to Joshua, the city of Arba, the father of Anak, that is, Hebron. Joshua 15:14 And thence Caleb dispossessed the three sons of Anak, Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai, who were born of Anak. Joshua 15:15 And from there he went up against the inhabitants of Debir; now the name of Debir before was Kirjath-sepher.

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

Joshua 15:16 And Caleb said, He that smites Kirjath-sepher and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife. Joshua 15:17 And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it; and he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife.

She obtaineth a blessing of her father.

Joshua 15:18 And it came to pass as she came, that she urged him to ask of her father a field; and she sprang down from the ass. And Caleb said to her, What wouldest thou? Joshua 15:19 And she said, Give me a blessing; for thou hast given me a southern land; give me also springs of water. Then he gave her the upper springs and the lower springs. Joshua 15:20 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families.

The cities of Judah.

Joshua 15:21 The cities at the extremity of the tribe of the children of Judah, toward the border of Edom in the south, were: Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur, Joshua 15:22 and Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah, Joshua 15:23 and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Jithnan, Joshua 15:24 Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth, Joshua 15:25 and Hazor-hadattah, and Kerioth-Hezron, that is Hazor, Joshua 15:26 Amam, and Shema, and Molada, Joshua 15:27 and Hazar-gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beth-Pelet, Joshua 15:28 and Hazar-Shual, and Beer-sheba, and Biziothiah; Joshua 15:29 Baalah, and Ijim, and Ezem, Joshua 15:30 and Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah, Joshua 15:31 and Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansanna, Joshua 15:32 and Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon: all the cities twenty-nine, and their hamlets. Joshua 15:33 —In the lowland: Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah, Joshua 15:34 and Zanoah, and En-gannim, Tappuah and Enam, Joshua 15:35 Jarmuth and Adullam, Sochoh and Azekah, Joshua 15:36 and Shaaraim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim: fourteen cities and their hamlets. Joshua 15:37 Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdal-Gad, Joshua 15:38 and Dilean, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel, Joshua 15:39 Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon, Joshua 15:40 and Cabbon, and Lahmas, and Chithlish, Joshua 15:41 and Gederoth, Beth-Dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah: sixteen cities and their hamlets. Joshua 15:42 Libna, and Ether, and Ashan, Joshua 15:43 and Jiphthah, and Ashnah, and Nezib, Joshua 15:44 and Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah: nine cities and their hamlets. Joshua 15:45 Ekron and its dependent villages and its hamlets. Joshua 15:46 From Ekron and westward all that are by the side of Ashdod, and their hamlets. Joshua 15:47 Ashdod, its dependent villages and its hamlets; Gazah, its dependent villages and its hamlets, as far as the torrent of Egypt, and the great sea and [its] coast.

Joshua 15:48 —And in the hill-country: Shamir, and Jattir, and Sochoh, Joshua 15:49 and Dannah, and Kirjath-sannah, that is, Debir, Joshua 15:50 and Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim, Joshua 15:51 and Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh: eleven cities and their hamlets. Joshua 15:52 Arab, and Dumah, and Eshan, Joshua 15:53 and Janum, and Beth-Tappuah, and Aphekah, Joshua 15:54 and Humtah, and Kirjath-Arba, that is, Hebron, and Zior: nine cities and their hamlets. Joshua 15:55 Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Jutah, Joshua 15:56 and Jizreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah, Joshua 15:57 Kain, Gibeah and Timnah: ten cities and their hamlets. Joshua 15:58 Halhul, Beth-Zur, and Gedor, Joshua 15:59 and Maarath, and Beth-anoth, and Eltekon: six cities and their hamlets. Joshua 15:60 Kirjath-Baal, that is, Kirjath-jearim, and Rabbah: two cities and their hamlets. Joshua 15:61 —In the wilderness: Beth-Arabah, Middin, and Secacah, Joshua 15:62 and Nibshan, and Ir-Hammelah, and En-gedi: six cities and their hamlets.

The Jebusites not conquered.

Joshua 15:63 But as for the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not dispossess them; and the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem to this day.

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