31 I will set your borders from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea,[a] and from the wilderness to the Euphrates River.[b] For I will place the inhabitants of the land under your control, and you will drive them out ahead of you.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 23:31 Lit the Sea of the Philistines
  2. 23:31 Lit the River

Boundaries of the Promised Land

34 The Lord spoke to Moses, “Command the Israelites and say to them: When you enter the land of Canaan, it will be allotted to you as an inheritance[a] with these borders:

Your southern side will be from the Wilderness of Zin along the boundary of Edom. Your southern border on the east will begin at the east end of the Dead Sea. Your border will turn south of the Scorpions’ Ascent,[b] proceed to Zin, and end south of Kadesh-barnea. It will go to Hazar-addar and proceed to Azmon.(A) The border will turn from Azmon(B) to the Brook of Egypt,(C) where it will end at the Mediterranean Sea.

Your western border will be the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea; this will be your western border.

This will be your northern border: From the Mediterranean Sea draw a line to Mount Hor;(D) from Mount Hor draw a line to the entrance of Hamath,[c](E) and the border will reach Zedad.(F) Then the border will go to Ziphron and end at Hazar-enan.(G) This will be your northern border.

10 For your eastern border, draw a line from Hazar-enan to Shepham. 11 The border will go down from Shepham to Riblah east of Ain.(H) It will continue down and reach the eastern slope of the Sea of Chinnereth.[d](I) 12 Then the border will go down to the Jordan and end at the Dead Sea. This will be your land defined by its borders on all sides.”

13 So Moses commanded the Israelites, “This is the land you are to receive by lot as an inheritance, which the Lord commanded to be given to the nine and a half tribes. 14 For the tribe of Reuben’s descendants and the tribe of Gad’s descendants have received their inheritance according to their ancestral families,[e] and half the tribe of Manasseh has received its inheritance. 15 The two and a half tribes have received their inheritance(J) across the Jordan east of Jericho, toward the sunrise.”

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Footnotes

  1. 34:2 Lit inheritance—the land of Canaan
  2. 34:4 Lit of Scorpions; Jos 15:3; Jdg 1:36
  3. 34:8 Or to Lebo-hamath
  4. 34:11 = the Sea of Galilee; Jos 12:3; 13:27; Lk 5:1
  5. 34:14 Lit the house of their fathers

Resume your journey and go to the hill country of the Amorites(A) and their neighbors in the Arabah, the hill country, the Judean foothills,[a] the Negev(B) and the sea coast—to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon as far as the great river, the Euphrates River.(C) See, I have set the land before you. Enter and take possession of the land(D) the Lord swore to give to your ancestors(E) Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and their future descendants.’(F)

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  1. 1:7 Or the Shephelah

Now the king of Egypt did not march out of his land again,(A) for the king of Babylon took everything that had belonged to the king of Egypt,(B) from the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates River.(C)

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