1Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,
2Command the children of
Israel, and tell them, When you come into the land of Canaan (this is
the land that shall fall to you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan
according to the borders of it),
3then your south quarter shall be from
the wilderness of Zin along by the side of Edom, and your south border shall
be from the end of the Salt Sea eastward;
4and your border shall turn
about southward of the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass along to Zin; and the
goings out of it shall be southward of Kadesh Barnea; and it shall go forth
to Hazar Addar, and pass along to Azmon;
5and the border shall turn about
from Azmon to the brook of Egypt, and the goings out of it shall be at the
6For the western border, you shall have the great sea and the
border of it: this shall be your west border.
7This shall be your
north border: from the great sea you shall mark out for you Mount Hor;
8from Mount Hor you shall mark out to the entrance of Hamath; and
the goings out of the border shall be at Zedad;
9and the border shall go
forth to Ziphron, and the goings out of it shall be at Hazar Enan: this shall
be your north border.
10You shall mark out your east border from
Hazar Enan to Shepham;
11and the border shall go down from Shepham to
Riblah, on the east side of Ain; and the border shall go down, and shall
reach to the side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward;
12and the border
shall go down to the Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at the Salt
Sea. This shall be your land according to the borders of it round about.
13Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, This is the land which
you shall inherit by lot, which Yahweh has commanded to give to the nine
tribes, and to the half-tribe;
14for the tribe of the children of Reuben
according to their fathers’ houses, and the tribe of the children of Gad
according to their fathers’ houses, have received, and the half-tribe of
Manasseh have received, their inheritance:
15the two tribes and the
half-tribe have received their inheritance beyond the Jordan at Jericho
eastward, toward the sunrise.
16Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,
17These are the names of the men who shall divide the land to you for
inheritance: Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun.
shall take one prince of every tribe, to divide the land for inheritance.
19These are the names of the men: Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of
20Of the tribe of the children of Simeon, Shemuel the son of
21Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the son of Chislon.
the tribe of the children of Dan a prince, Bukki the son of Jogli.
the children of Joseph: of the tribe of the children of Manasseh a prince,
Hanniel the son of Ephod.
24Of the tribe of the children of Ephraim a
prince, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan.
25Of the tribe of the children of
Zebulun a prince, Elizaphan the son of Parnach.
26Of the tribe of the
children of Issachar a prince, Paltiel the son of Azzan.
27Of the tribe
of the children of Asher a prince, Ahihud the son of Shelomi.
tribe of the children of Naphtali a prince, Pedahel the son of Ammihud.
29These are they whom Yahweh commanded to divide the inheritance to the
children of Israel in the land of Canaan.