Matthew Bible

Joshua 17

The lot of Manasseh.

Joshua 17:1 And þe tribe of Manasses, whiche was the eldeste sonne of Ioseph receiued a lot. And Machyr þe eldest sonne of Manasses, whiche was the father of Galaad (and a man of warre) had Galaad & Basan. Joshua 17:2 And the reste of the children of Manasses receiued by their kynredes: whyche were the children of Abieser, the children of Helek, þe chyldren of Asriel: the children of Sychem, the children of Hepher: the children of Semida. These are the male children of Manasses, the sonne of Ioseph in theyr kynredes.

Joshua 17:3 But Zelaphead the sonne of Hepher, þe sonne of Galaad, þe sonne of Machir, the sonne of Manasses, had no sonnes saue doughters. And these are the names of hys doughters: Mahela, Noa, Hagla Melcha and Thirza: Joshua 17:4 which came before Eleasar the prieste, and before Iosua the sonne of Nun, and before the Lordes sayinge: the Lord commaunded Moses to geue vs an enheritaunce among oure brethren. And he gaue them at the mouth of the Lorde, an enheritaunce amonge the brethren of their fathers. Joshua 17:5 And there felle ten porcyons to Manasses besyde the land of Galaad and Basan, whyche are on the other syde Iordan: Joshua 17:6 because þe doughters of Manasses dyd enherete amonge hys sonnes. And Manasses other sonnes had the lande of Galaad.

His coast.

Joshua 17:7 And the coastes of Manasses reached from Aser to Machmathah, that lyeth before Sychem, & went a longe on the righte hande, euen vnto the enhabiters of Enthaphuah, Joshua 17:8 and the lande of Thaphuah belonged to Manasses, which Thaphuah lay in the borders betwene Manasses, and the chyldren of Ephraym. Joshua 17:9 And the coastes descended vnto the riuer Canah, on whose southsyde Ephraim hath cytyes amonge the cyties of Manasses. For the coastes of Manasses were on the northsyde of the ryuer, and the endes of them was the sea: Joshua 17:10 so that the south pertayned to Ephraim, and the north to Manasses, and the sea is his border. And they mette together in Aser northwarde, and in Isacar Eastwarde. Joshua 17:11 And Manasses had in Isacar and in Aser, Bethsean, and her tounes: and the enhabitoures of Dor, with the tounes pertaining to the same, and the enhabitoures of Endor, with the tounes of the same: and the enhabitoures of Thaanath with her tounes, and the enhabitoures of Magedo with the tounes of the same, euen thre countreys:

The Canaanites not driven out.

Joshua 17:12 yet the chyldren of Manasses coulde not ouercome those cytyes: But the Cananites began to dwel in the same lande. Joshua 17:13 Neuerthelesse assone as the chyldren of Israel were waxed strong, they put the Cananytes to tribute, but expelled them not.

The children of Joseph obtain another lot.

Joshua 17:14 And the children of Ioseph spake vnto Iosua, saying: why hast thou geuen vs but one lot, and one porcion to enheret, seynge we be muche people, and for as muche as the Lorde hath blessed vs so, Joshua 17:15 and Iosua aunswered them: yf ye be much people, then get you vp to the wood countreye, and prepare for youre selues there in the lande of the Pheresytes and of the Raphaites, yf mounte Ephraym be to narowe for you. Joshua 17:16 Then the chyldren of Ioseph sayde agayn: the hyll wyll not begoten of vs, for al the Cananites, that dwell in the lowe countreye haue charettes of yron, and so haue they that enhabite Bethsean, and the tounes of the same, and they also that dwel in the valeye of Iezreel. Joshua 17:17 And Iosua aunswered the house of Ioseph, Ephraim and Manasses sayinge: ye be muche people and haue greate power and shall not therfore haue one lotte. Joshua 17:18 But the hyll shalbe youres, for it is a woode countreye, and ye shall bryng it to fashion, and it shalbe youres euen vnto the endes of it, for ye shalbe able to cast out the Cananites for all their yron charettes, and for all they be so stronge.

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