| 1 And these are the inheritances which the children of Israel took
in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun,
and the heads of the fathers' houses of the tribes of the children of
Israel, distributed unto them, 2 by the lot of their inheritance, as
Jehovah commanded by Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half-tribe.
3 For Moses had given the inheritance of the two tribes and the half-tribe
beyond the Jordan: but unto the Levites he gave no inheritance among them.
4 For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim: and
they gave no portion unto the Levites in the land, save cities to dwell in,
with the suburbs thereof for their cattle and for their substance. 5 As
Jehovah commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did; and they divided the
6 Then the children of Judah drew nigh unto Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb
the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said unto him, Thou knowest the thing that
Jehovah spake unto Moses the man of God concerning me and concerning thee in
Kadesh-barnea. 7 Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of Jehovah
sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land; and I brought him word again
as it was in my heart. 8 Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me
made the heart of the people melt; but I wholly followed Jehovah my God.
9 And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy foot
hath trodden shall be an inheritance to thee and to thy children for ever,
because thou hast wholly followed Jehovah my God. 10 And now, behold,
Jehovah hath kept me alive, as he spake, these forty and five years, from the
time that Jehovah spake this word unto Moses, while Israel walked in the
wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old. 11 As
yet I am as strong this day as I as in the day that Moses sent me: as my
strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, and to go out and to
come in. 12 Now therefore give me this hill-country, whereof Jehovah spake
in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakim were there, and
cities great and fortified: it may be that Jehovah will be with me, and I
shall drive them out, as Jehovah spake.
13 And Joshua blessed him; and he gave Hebron unto Caleb the son of
Jephunneh for an inheritance. 14 Therefore Hebron became the inheritance
of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite unto this day; because that he
wholly followed Jehovah, the God of Israel. 15 Now the name of Hebron
beforetime was Kiriath-arba; which Arba was the greatest man among
the Anakim. And the land had rest from war.
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