And the lot for the tribe of the sons of Judah, for their
families, is unto the border of Edom; the wilderness of Zin southward, at the
extremity of the south;
and to them the south border is at the extremity of the salt
sea, from the bay which is looking southward;
and it hath gone out unto the south to Maaleh-Akrabbim, and
passed over to Zin, and gone up on the south to Kadesh-Barnea, and passed over to
Hezron, and gone up to Adar, and turned round to Karkaa,
and passed over to Azmon, and gone out at the
brook of Egypt, and the outgoings of the border have been at the sea; this is
to you the south border.
And the east border is the salt sea, unto the
extremity of the Jordan, and the border at the north quarter is from the
bay of the sea, at the extremity of the Jordan;
and the border hath gone up to Beth-Hoglah, and
passed over on the north of Beth-Arabah, and the border hath gone up to
the stone of Bohan son of Reuben:
and the border hath gone up towards Debir from the valley of
Achor, and northward looking unto Gilgal, which is over-against the
ascent of Adummim, which is on the south of the brook, and the border
hath passed over unto the waters of En-Shemesh, and its outgoings have been
and the border hath gone up the valley of the son of Hinnom,
unto the side of the Jebusite on the south (it is Jerusalem), and the
border hath gone up unto the top of the hill-country which is on the
front of the valley of Hinnom westward, which is in the extremity of the
valley of the Rephaim northward;
and the border hath been marked out, from the top of the
hill-country unto the fountain of the waters of Nephtoah, and hath gone out
unto the cities of mount Ephron, and the border hath been marked out to
Baalah, (it is Kirjath-Jearim);
and the border hath gone round from Baalah westward, unto
mount Seir, and passed over unto the side of mount Jearim (it is
Chesalon), on the north, and gone down to Beth-Shemesh, and passed over
and the border hath gone out unto the side of Ekron
northward, and the border hath been marked out to Shicron, and hath
passed over to mount Baalah, and gone out to Jabneel; and the outgoings
of the border have been at the sea.
And the west border is to the great sea, and its
border; this is the border of the sons of Judah round about for their
And to Caleb son of Jephunneh hath he given a portion in the
midst of the sons of Judah, according to the command of Jehovah to Joshua, even
the city of Arba, father of Anak -- it is Hebron.
And Caleb is dispossessing thence the three sons of Anak,
Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, children of Anak,
and he goeth up thence unto the inhabitants of Debir; and
the name of Debir formerly is Kirjath-Sepher.
And Caleb saith, 'He who smiteth Kirjath-Sephar, and hath
captured it -- I have given to him Achsah my daughter for a wife.'
And Othniel son of Kenaz, brother of Caleb, doth capture it,
and he giveth to him Achsah his daughter for a wife.
And it cometh to pass, in her coming in, that she persuadeth
him to ask from her father a field, and she lighteth from off the ass, and
Caleb saith to her, 'What -- to thee?'
And she saith, 'Give to me a blessing; when the land of the
south thou hast given me, then thou hast given to me springs of waters;' and he
giveth to her the upper springs and the lower springs.
This is the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of
Judah, for their families.
And the cities at the extremity of the tribe of the sons of
Judah are unto the border of Edom in the south, Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur,
and Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah,
and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan,
Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth,
and Hazor, Hadattah, and Kerioth, Hezron, (it is
Amam, and Shema, and Moladah,
and Hazar-Gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beth-Palet,
and Hazar-Shual, and Beer-Sheba, and Bizjothjah,
Baalah, and Iim, and Azem,
And Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah,
and Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah,
and Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon; all the
cities are twenty and nine, and their villages.
In the low country: Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah,
and Zanoah, and En-Gannim, Tappuah, and Enam,
Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah,
and Sharaim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim;
fourteen cities and their villages.
Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdal-Gad,
and Dilean, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel,
Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon,
and Cabbon, and Lahmam, and Kithlish,
and Gederoth, Beth-Dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah; sixteen
cities and their villages.
Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan,
and Jiphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib,
and Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities and their
Ekron and its towns and its villages,
from Ekron and westward, all that are by the side of
Ashdod, and their villages.
Ashdod, its towns and its villages, Gaza, its towns and its
villages, unto the brook of Egypt, and the great sea, and its border.
And in the hill-country: Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh,
and Dannah, and Kirjath-Sannah (it is Debir)
and Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim,
and Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities and their
Arab, and Dumah, and Eshean,
and Janum, and Beth-Tappuah, and Aphekah,
and Humtah, and Kirjath-Arba (it is Hebron), and
Zior; nine cities and their villages.
Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah,
and Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah,
Cain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities and their villages.
Halhul, Beth-Zur, and Gedor,
and Maarath, and Beth-Anoth, and Eltekon; six cities and
Kirjath-Baal (it is Kirjath-Jearim), and Rabbah; two
cities and their villages.
In the wilderness: Beth-Arabah, Middin, and Secacah,
and Nibshan, and the city of Salt, and En-Gedi; six cities
and their villages.
As to the Jebusites, inhabitants of Jerusalem, the sons of
Judah have not been able to dispossess them, and the Jebusite dwelleth with the
sons of Judah in Jerusalem unto this day.