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Joshua 15

The borders of the lot of Judah.

Joshua 15:1 This then was the lot of the tribe of the children of Iudah by their families: euen to the border of Edom and the wildernesse of Zin, Southward on the Southcoast. Joshua 15:2 And their South border was the salt Sea coast, from the point that looketh Southward. Joshua 15:3 And it went out on the Southside towarde Maaleth-akrabbim, and went along to Zin, and ascended vp on the Southside vnto Kadesh-barnea, and went along to Hezron, and went vp to Adar, and fet a compasse to Karkaa. Joshua 15:4 From thence went it along to Azmon, and reached vnto the riuer of Egypt, and the end of that coast was on the Westside: this shall be your South coast. Joshua 15:5 Also the Eastborder shalbe the salt Sea, vnto the end of Iorden: and the border on the North quarter from the point of the Sea, and from the end of Iorden. Joshua 15:6 And this border goeth vp to Beth-hogla, and goeth along by ye Northside of Beth-arabah: so the border from thence goeth vp to the stone of Bohan the sonne of Reuben. Joshua 15:7 Againe this border goeth vp to Debir from the valley of Achor, and Northwarde, turning toward Gilgal, that lyeth before the going vp to Adummim, which is on the Southside of the riuer: also this border goeth vp to the waters of En-shemesh, and endeth at En-rogel. Joshua 15:8 Then this border goeth vp to the valley of the sonne of Hinnom; on the Southside of the Iebusites: the same is Ierusalem. Also this border goeth vp to the top of the mountaine that lyeth before the valley of Hinnom Westward, which is by the end of the valley of ye gyants Northward. Joshua 15:9 So this border compasseth from the top of the mountaine vnto the fountaine of the water of Nephtoah, & goeth out to the cities of mount Ephron: and this border draweth to Baalah, which is Kiriath-iearim. Joshua 15:10 Then this border compasseth from Baalah Westward vnto mount Seir, and goeth along vnto the side of mount Iearim, which is Chesalon on the Northside: so it commeth downe to Bethshemesh, and goeth to Timnah. Joshua 15:11 Also this border goeth out vnto the side of Ekron Northwarde: and this border draweth to Shicron, and goeth along to mount Baalah, and stretcheth vnto Iabneel: and the endes of this coast are to the Sea. Joshua 15:12 And the Westborder is to the great Sea: so this border shalbe the bounds of the children of Iudah round about, according to their families.

Caleb's portion and conquest.

Joshua 15:13 And vnto Caleb the sonne of Iephunneh did Ioshua giue a part among the children of Iudah, as the Lord commanded him, euen Kiriath-arba of the father of Anak, which is Hebron. Joshua 15:14 And Caleb droue thence three sonnes of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, & Talmai, the sonnes of Anak. Joshua 15:15 And he went vp thence to the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before time was Kiriath-sepher.

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

Joshua 15:16 Then Caleb sayd, He that smiteth Kiriath-sepher, and taketh it, euen to him wil I giue Achsah my daughter to wife. Joshua 15:17 And Othniel, the sonne of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb tooke it: and he gaue him Achsah his daughter to wife.

She obtaineth a blessing of her father.

Joshua 15:18 And as she went in to him, she moued him, to aske of her father a fielde: and she lighted off her asse, & Caleb sayd vnto her, What wilt thou? Joshua 15:19 Then she answered, Giue me a blessing: for thou hast giuen mee the South countrey: giue me also springs of water; hee gaue her the springs aboue and the springs beneath. Joshua 15:20 This shalbe the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Iudah according to their families.

The cities of Judah.

Joshua 15:21 And the vtmost cities of the tribe of the children of Iudah, toward the coastes of Edom Southward were Kabzeel, and Eder, and Iagur, Joshua 15:22 And Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah, Joshua 15:23 And Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan, Joshua 15:24 Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth, Joshua 15:25 And Hazor, Hadattah, and Kerioth, Hesron (which is Hazor) Joshua 15:26 Amam, and Shema, and Moladah, Joshua 15:27 And Hazar, Gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beth-palet, Joshua 15:28 And Hasar-shual, and Beersheba, and Biziothiah, Joshua 15:29 Baalah, and Iim, and Azem, Joshua 15:30 And Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah, Joshua 15:31 And Ziklag, & Madmanna, & Sansannah, Joshua 15:32 And Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon: all these cities are twentie and nine with their villages. Joshua 15:33 In the lowe countrey were Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah, Joshua 15:34 And Zanoah, and En-gannim, Tappuah, and Enam, Joshua 15:35 Iarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, & Azekah, Joshua 15:36 And Sharaim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim: fourteene cities with their villages. Joshua 15:37 Zenam, and Hadashah, and Migdal-gad, Joshua 15:38 And Dileam, and Mizpeh, and Ioktheel, Joshua 15:39 Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon, Joshua 15:40 And Cabbon, and Lahmam, and Kithlish, Joshua 15:41 And Gederoth, Beth-dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah: sixteene cities with their villages. Joshua 15:42 Lebnah, and Ether, and Ashan, Joshua 15:43 And Iipthtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib, Joshua 15:44 And Keilah, and Aczib, & Mareshah: nine cities with their villages. Joshua 15:45 Ekron with her townes and her villages, Joshua 15:46 From Ekron, euen vnto the Sea, all that lyeth about Ashdod with their villages. Joshua 15:47 Ashdod with her townes and her villages: Azzah with her townes and her villages, vnto the riuer of Egypt, & the great Sea was their coast.

Joshua 15:48 And in the mountaines were Shamir, and Iattir, and Socoh, Joshua 15:49 And Dannah, & Kiriath-sannath (which is Debir) Joshua 15:50 And Anab, and Ashtemoth, and Anim, Joshua 15:51 And Goshen, and Holon, & Giloh: eleuen cities with their villages, Joshua 15:52 Arab, and Dumah, and Eshean, Joshua 15:53 And Ianum, & Beth-tappuah, & Aphekah, Joshua 15:54 And Humtah, and Kiriath-arba, (which is Hebron) and Zior: nine cities with their villages. Joshua 15:55 Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Iuttah, Joshua 15:56 And Izreel, and Iokdeam, and Zanoah, Joshua 15:57 Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah: ten cities with their villages. Joshua 15:58 Halhul, Beth-zur, and Gedor, Joshua 15:59 And Maarah, and Beth-anoth, & Eltekon: sixe cities with their villages. Joshua 15:60 Kiriath-baal, which is Kiriath-iearim, and Rabbah: two cities with their villages. Joshua 15:61 In the wildernes were Beth-arabah, Middin, and Secacah, Joshua 15:62 And Nibshan, and the citie of salt, & Engedi: sixe cities with their villages.

The Jebusites not conquered.

Joshua 15:63 Neuerthelesse, the Iebusites that were the inhabitants of Ierusalem, could not the children of Iudah cast out, but the Iebusites dwell with the children of Iudah at Ierusalem vnto this day.

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