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12 Now then, give me that hill country about which the Lord spoke back on that day, because you yourself heard back then that the Anakim[a] were there, with great reinforced cities. Perhaps the Lord will be with me and I will expel them, just as the Lord said.”

13 So Joshua blessed him and gave Hebron to Jephunneh’s son Caleb for his inheritance. 14 Therefore Hebron became the inheritance of Jephunneh the Kenizzite’s son Caleb, and it remains so today, because he fully followed the Lord God of Israel.

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  1. Joshua 14:12 2 I.e. a race of giants that formerly populated Canaan; cf. Num 13:22, 33; Deut 9:2

12 Now give me this hill country that the Lord promised me that day.(A) You yourself heard then that the Anakites(B) were there and their cities were large and fortified,(C) but, the Lord helping me, I will drive them out just as he said.”

13 Then Joshua blessed(D) Caleb son of Jephunneh(E) and gave him Hebron(F) as his inheritance.(G) 14 So Hebron has belonged to Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite ever since, because he followed the Lord, the God of Israel, wholeheartedly.(H)

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