13 3 The borders and coasts of the land of Canaan. 8 The possession of the Reubenites, Gadites, and of the half tribe of Manasseh. 14 The Lord is the inheritance of Levi. 22 Balaam was slain.

Now when Joshua was old, and [a]stricken in years, the Lord said unto him, Thou art old and [b]grown in age, and there remaineth exceeding much land to be [c]possessed:

This is the land that remaineth, all the [d]regions of the Philistines, and all Geshuri.

From [e]Nilus which is [f]in Egypt, even unto the borders of Ekron Northward: this is counted of the Canaanites, even five Lordships of the Philistines, the Gazites, and the Ashdodites, the Ashkelonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites, and the Avites:

From the South, all the land of the Canaanites, and the [g]cave that is beside the Sidonians, unto Aphek, and to the borders of the Amorites:

And the land of the Gebalites, and all Lebanon toward the Sun rising from [h]Baal Gad under mount Hermon, until one come to Hamath.

All the inhabitants of the mountains from Lebanon unto [i]Misrephoth, and all the Sidonians, I will cast them out from before the children of Israel: only divide thou it by lot unto the Israelites, to inherit, as I have commanded thee.

Now therefore divide this land to inherit, unto the nine tribes, and to the half tribe of Manasseh.

For with half thereof the Reubenites and the Gadites have received their inheritance, (A)which Moses gave them beyond Jordan Eastward, even as Moses the servant of the Lord had given them.

From Aroer that is on the brink of the river Arnon, and from the city that is in the midst of the [j]river, and all the plain of Medeba unto Dibon,

10 And all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon, unto the borders of the children of Ammon,

11 And Gilead, and the borders of the Geshurites and of the Maachathites, and all mount Hermon, with all Bashan unto Salcah:

12 All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, which reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei: (who remained of (B)the rest of the giants) for these did Moses smite, and cast them out:

13 But the children of Israel [k]expelled not the Geshurites nor the Maachathites: but the Geshurites and the Maachathites dwell among the Israelites even unto this day.

14 Only unto the tribe of Levi he gave none inheritance, but the sacrifices of the Lord God of Israel are [l]his inheritance, as he said unto him.

15 ¶ Moses then gave unto the tribe of the children of Reuben inheritance, according to their families.

16 And their coast was from Aroer, that is on the brink of the river Arnon, and from the city that is in the midst of the river, and all the plain which is by Medeba:

17 Heshbon with all the cities thereof, that are in the plain: Dibon and [m]Bamoth Baal, and Beth Baal Meon:

18 And Jahaza, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath:

19 Kirjathaim also, and Sibmah, and Zereth Shahar in the mount of [n]Emek:

20 And Beth Peor, and (C)Ashdoth Pisgah, and Beth Jeshimoth:

21 And all the cities of the plain, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses (D)smote with the Princes of Midian, Evi and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, the dukes of Sihon, dwelling in the country.

22 And [o]Balaam the son of Beor the soothsayer did the children of Israel slay with the sword, among them that were slain.

23 And the border of the children of Reuben was Jordan with the coasts. This was the inheritance of the children of Reuben according to their families, with the cities and their villages.

24 ¶ Also Moses gave inheritance unto the tribe of Gad, even unto the children of Gad according to their families.

25 And their coasts were Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the children of Ammon unto Aroer, which is before Rabbah:

26 And from Heshbon unto Ramath, Mizpah, and Betonim: and from Mahanaim unto the borders of Debir:

27 And in the valley of Beth Haram, and Beth Nimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon unto Jordan and the borders even unto the sea coast of Chinnereth, [p]beyond Jordan Eastward.

28 This is the inheritance of the children of Gad, after their families, with the cities and their villages.

29 ¶ Also Moses gave inheritance unto the half tribe of Manasseh: and this belonged to the half tribe of the children of Manasseh according to their families.

30 And their border was from Mahanaim, even all Bashan, to wit, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair which are in Bashan, threescore cities,

31 And half Gilead, and Ashtaroth, and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, (E)were given unto the [q]children of Machir the son of Manasseh to half of the children of Machir after their families.

32 These are the heritages, which Moses did distribute in the plain of Moab beyond Jordan toward Jericho Eastward.

33 (F)But unto the tribe of Levi Moses gave none inheritance: for the Lord God of Israel is their inheritance, (G)as he said unto them.


  1. Joshua 13:1 Being almost an hundred and ten years old.
  2. Joshua 13:1 Hebrew, commen into years.
  3. Joshua 13:1 After that the enemies are overcome.
  4. Joshua 13:2 Or, borders.
  5. Joshua 13:3 Hebrew, Sihor.
  6. Joshua 13:3 Hebrew, upon the face of Egypt.
  7. Joshua 13:4 Or, Mearah.
  8. Joshua 13:5 Or, the plain of Gad.
  9. Joshua 13:6 Read Josh. 11:8.
  10. Joshua 13:9 Or, valley.
  11. Joshua 13:13 Because they destroyed not all as God had commanded, they that remained were snares and pricks to hurt them, Num. 33:35; Josh. 23:13; Judg. 2:3.
  12. Joshua 13:14 Levi shall live by the sacrifices, Num. 11:23.
  13. Joshua 13:17 Or, high places of Baal.
  14. Joshua 13:19 Or, the valley.
  15. Joshua 13:22 So that both they which obeyed wicked counsel and the wicked counselor perished by the just judgment of God.
  16. Joshua 13:27 That is, in the land of Moab.
  17. Joshua 13:31 Meaning, his nephews and posterity.

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