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Joshua 17

The lot of Manasseh.

Joshua 17:1 This was the lotte of þe tribe of Manasses, which was the Eldest sonne of Ioseph. And Machir the Eldest sonne of Manasses which was the father of Gilead (and a man of warre) had Gilead and Basan, Joshua 17:2 This was the possession of the rest of the children of Manasses by their kinredes: Namely, of the children of Abiezer: the children of Helek: the children of Ariel: the children of Sichem, the children of Hepher: þe children of Semida: for these were þe male children of Manasses the sonne of Ioseph by their kinredes.

Joshua 17:3 But Zelaphead þe sonne of Hepher, þe sonne of Gilead, þe sonne of Machir, the sonne of Manasses, had no sonnes but daughters whose names are these: Mahela, Noa, Hagla, Melcha & Thirza: Joshua 17:4 which came before Eleazar þe preaste, & before Iosua the sonne of Nun, & before þe Lordes saying: the Lorde commaunded Moses to geue vs an enheritaunce amonge oure brethren. And therfore according to the commaundement of the Lord, he gaue them an enherytaunce amonge þe brethren of their father. Joshua 17:5 And there felle ten porcyons to Manasses, besyde the lande of Gilead & Basan, which is on the other syde Iordan: Joshua 17:6 because þe daughters of Manasses dyd enherett amonge hys sonnes. And Manasses other sonnes, had the lande of Gilead.

His coast.

Joshua 17:7 And the cooste of Manasses was from Aser to Machmathah þt lieth before Sichem and went a longe on the ryght hande, euen vnto the enhabiters of Entaphuah, Joshua 17:8 & the land of Thaphuah belonged to Manasses, whych Thaphuah is besyde the border of Manasses, and besyde the border of the children of Ephraim. Joshua 17:9 And the cooste descended vnto þe ryuer Canah southwarde, euen to the ryuer of the cyties of Ephraim, and betwene þe cyties of Manasses. The cooste of Manasses wente also on þe northsyde to the ryuer, & the endes of it go out at þe see: Joshua 17:10 so that the south pertayned to Ephraim, & the northe to Manasses, and the see is hys border. And they mette togeather in Aser northwarde, and in Isacar eastwarde. Joshua 17:11 And Manasses had in Isacar & in Aser, Bethsean, & her townes: Iiblean, and hir townes: & the enhabitoures of Dor, wyth the townes: pertaynyng to the same: & the enhabitoures of Endor with the townes of þe same: and the enhabitoures of Thaanath with her townes: and the enhabitoures of Magedo with the townes of þe same, euen thre contreys.

The Canaanites not driven out.

Joshua 17:12 Yet the children of Manasses coulde not ouercome those cyties. But the Cananites presumed to dwell in the same land, Joshua 17:13 Neuerthelesse, assone as þe children of Israel were waxed strong, they put þe Cananites vnder tribute, but expelled them not.

The children of Joseph obtain another lot.

Joshua 17:14 And the chyldren of Ioseph spake vnto Iosua saying: why hast thou geuen me but one lotte and one porcyon to enheret, seing I am a great people, & for as moche as the Lorde hath blessed me hitherto? Joshua 17:15 and Iosua answered them: yf þu be moche people, then gett the vp to the wodde contreye, and prepare for thy selffe there in the lande of the Pheresites & of the Giauntes, yf mounte Ephraim be to narowe for the. Joshua 17:16 And þe children of Ioseph sayd: The hill is not ynough for vs: & all the Cananites that dwel in þe lowe contreye haue charettes of yron, & so haue they that enhabite Bethsean, and the townes of the same, & they also dwel in the valeye of Iezreel. Joshua 17:17 And Iosua sayde vnto the house of Ioseph, Ephraim & Manasses: ye be moche people, and haue great power, & shall not therfore haue one lotte. Joshua 17:18 Therfore þe hill shalbe youres, & ye shall cut downe the wodd þt is in it: & the endes of it shalbe youres, yf ye cast out þe Cananites which haue yron charettes, & are very stronge.

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