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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 Judah by their families; [even] to the border of Edom, the wilderness of Zin southward [was] the uttermost part of the south border. Joshua 15:2 And their south border was from the shore of the salt-sea, from the bay that looketh southward: Joshua 15:3 And it went out to the south side to Maaleh-acrabbim, and passed along to Zin, and ascended on the south side to Kadesh-barnea, and passed along to Hezron, and went up to Adar, and fetched a compass to Karkaa: Joshua 15:4 [From thence] it passed towards Azmon, and went out to the river of Egypt; and the limits of that border were at the sea: this shall be your south limit. Joshua 15:5 And the east border [was] the salt-sea, [even] to the end of Jordan: and [their] border in the north quarter [was] from the bay of the sea, at the uttermost part of Jordan: Joshua 15:6 And the border went up to Beth-hogla, and passed along by the 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 towards Debir from the valley of Achor, and so northward looking towards Gilgal, that [is] before the going up to Adummim, which [is] on the south side of the river: and the border passed towards the waters of En-shemesh, and the borders of it were at En-rogel: Joshua 15:8 And the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom, to the south side of the Jebusite; the same [is] Jerusalem: and the border went up to the top of the mountain that [lieth] before the valley of Hinnom westward, which [is] at the end of the valley of the giants northward: Joshua 15:9 And the border was drawn from the top of the hill to the fountain of the water of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of mount Ephron; and the border was drawn to Baalah, which [is] Kirjath-jearim: Joshua 15:10 And the border compassed from Baalah westward to mount Seir, and passed along to the side of mount Jearim (which [is] Chesalon) on the north side, and went down to Beth-shemesh, and passed on to Timnah: Joshua 15:11 And the border went out to the side of Ekron northward: and the border was drawn to Shicron, and passed along to mount Baalah, and went out to Jabneel; and the terminations of the border were at the sea. Joshua 15:12 And the west border [was] to 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 part among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of the LORD to Joshua, [even] the city of Arba the father of Anak, which [city is] Hebron. Joshua 15:14 And Caleb drove thence the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anak. Joshua 15:15 And he went up thence to the inhabitants of Debir: and 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 smiteth Kirjath-sepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter for a wife. Joshua 15:17 And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter for a wife.

She obtaineth a blessing of her father.

Joshua 15:18 And it came to pass, as she came [to him], that she moved him to ask of her father a field. And she lighted off [her] ass; and Caleb said to her, What wouldst thou? Joshua 15:19 Who answered, Give me a blessing; for thou hast given me a south land, give me also springs of water. And he gave her the upper springs, and the nether 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 And the uttermost cities of the tribe of the children of Judah towards the border of Edom southward were Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur, 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, [and] Hezron, which [is] Hazor, Joshua 15:26 Aman, and Shema, and Moladah, Joshua 15:27 And Hazar-gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beth-palet, Joshua 15:28 And Hazar-shual, and Beer-sheba, and Bizjothjah, Joshua 15:29 Baalah, and Iim, and Azem, Joshua 15:30 And Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah, Joshua 15:31 And Ziglag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah, Joshua 15:32 And Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon: all the cities [are] twenty and nine, with their villages: Joshua 15:33 [And] in the valley, Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah, Joshua 15:34 And Zanoah, and En-gannim, Tappuah, and Enam, Joshua 15:35 Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah, Joshua 15:36 And Sharaim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim; fourteen cities with their villages: Joshua 15:37 Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdalgad, Joshua 15:38 And Dilean, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel, Joshua 15:39 Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon, Joshua 15:40 And Cabbon, and Lahman, and Kithlish, Joshua 15:41 And Gederoth, Beth-dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah; sixteen cities with their villages: Joshua 15:42 Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan, Joshua 15:43 And Jiphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib, Joshua 15:44 And Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages: Joshua 15:45 Ekron, with her towns and her villages: Joshua 15:46 From Ekron even to the sea, all that [lay] near Ashdod, with their villages: Joshua 15:47 Ashdod, with her towns and her villages; Gaza, with her towns and her villages, to the river of Egypt, and the great sea, and its border:

Joshua 15:48 And in the mountains, Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh, Joshua 15:49 And Dannah, and Kirjath-sannah, which [is] Debir, Joshua 15:50 And Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim, Joshua 15:51 And Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh: eleven cities with their villages: Joshua 15:52 Arab, and Dumah, and Eshean, Joshua 15:53 And Janum, and Beth-tappuah, and Aphekah, Joshua 15:54 And Humtah, and Kirjath-arba (which [is] Hebron) and Zior; nine cities with their villages: Joshua 15:55 Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah, Joshua 15:56 And Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah, Joshua 15:57 Cain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities with their villages: Joshua 15:58 Halhul, Beth-zur, and Gedor, Joshua 15:59 And Maarath, and Beth-anoth, and Eltekon; six cities with their villages: Joshua 15:60 Kirjath-baal (which [is] Kirjath-jearim) and Rabbah; two cities with their villages: Joshua 15:61 In the wilderness, Beth-arabah, Middin, and Secacah, Joshua 15:62 And Nibshan, and the city of Salt, and En-gedi; six cities with their villages.

The Jebusites not conquered.

Joshua 15:63 As for the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not expel them: but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem to this day.

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