Land Still to Be Conquered
1Now Joshua #ch. 14:10; 23:1 was old and advanced in years, and the Lord said to him, “You are old and advanced in years, and there remains yet very much land #Deut. 31:3to possess. 2#Judg. 3:1 This is the land that yet remains: all the #Joel 3:4regions of the Philistines, and all those of the Geshurites 3(from the #1 Chr. 13:5; Jer. 2:18 Shihor, which is east of Egypt, northward to the boundary of Ekron, it is counted as Canaanite; #Judg. 3:3 there are five rulers of the Philistines, those of Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gath, and Ekron), and those of #Deut. 2:23the Avvim, 4in the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that belongs to the Sidonians, to Aphek, to the boundary of #See Judg. 1:34-36the Amorites, 5and the land of the #1 Kgs. 5:18; Ps. 83:7; Ezek. 27:9 Gebalites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrise, from #ch. 11:17; 12:7 Baal-gad below Mount Hermon to #Num. 34:8Lebo-hamath, 6all the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon to #ch. 11:8 Misrephoth-maim, even all the Sidonians. I myself will drive #[ch. 23:13; Judg. 2:21-23] them out from before the people of Israel. Only #ch. 23:4 allot the land to Israel #ch. 23:4; Num. 34:2for an inheritance, as I have commanded you. 7Now therefore #ch. 14:1, 2divide this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes and half the tribe of Manasseh.”
The Inheritance East of the Jordan
8With the other half of the tribe of Manasseh#13:8 Hebrew With it the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance, #ch. 12:6; See Num. 32:33which Moses gave them, beyond the Jordan eastward, as Moses the servant of the Lord gave them: 9#Deut. 2:36 from Aroer, which is on the edge of the Valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and #ver. 16; [Num. 21:30]all the tableland of Medeba as far as Dibon; 10#Num. 21:24, 25and all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, as far as the boundary of the Ammonites; 11and Gilead, and the #Deut. 3:14region of the Geshurites and Maacathites, and all Mount Hermon, and #Deut. 3:14all Bashan to Salecah; 12#[See ver. 11 above] all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei (he alone was left of #[See ver. 11 above] the remnant of the Rephaim); #Num. 21:24, 35these Moses had struck and driven out. 13#ver. 11Yet the people of Israel did not drive out the Geshurites or the Maacathites, but Geshur and Maacath dwell in the midst of Israel to this day.
14 # ch. 14:3, 4; See Num. 18:20-32 To the tribe of Levi alone Moses gave no inheritance. The offerings by fire to the Lord God of Israel are their inheritance, as he said to him.
15And Moses gave an inheritance to the tribe of the people of Reuben according to their clans. 16So their territory was from Aroer, #ver. 9 which is on the edge of the Valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the tableland by #[Num. 21:30]Medeba; 17with Heshbon, and all its cities that are in the tableland; #[See ver. 16 above]Dibon, and Bamoth-baal, and Beth-baal-meon, 18#Num. 21:23and Jahaz, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath, 19and #Num. 32:37, 38Kiriathaim, and #Num. 32:37, 38Sibmah, and Zereth-shahar on the hill of the valley, 20and #Deut. 4:46 Beth-peor, and #See ch. 12:3the slopes of Pisgah, and #See ch. 12:3Beth-jeshimoth, 21that is, #Deut. 3:10 all the cities of the tableland, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, #Num. 21:24 whom Moses defeated with #Num. 31:8the leaders of Midian, Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, the princes of Sihon, who lived in the land. 22#[See ver. 21 above]Balaam also, the son of Beor, the one who practiced divination, was killed with the sword by the people of Israel among the rest of their slain. 23And the border of the people of Reuben was the Jordan as a boundary. This was the inheritance of the people of Reuben, according to their clans with their cities and villages.
24Moses gave an inheritance also to the tribe of Gad, to the people of Gad, according to their clans. 25#Num. 32:34-36 Their territory was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the Ammonites, to Aroer, which is east of #[Deut. 3:11; 2 Sam. 11:1; 12:26]Rabbah, 26and from Heshbon to Ramath-mizpeh and Betonim, and from #Gen. 32:2; 2 Sam. 2:8, 12; 17:24Mahanaim to the territory of Debir,#13:26 Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew Lidebir 27and in the valley Beth-haram, Beth-nimrah, #Gen. 33:17 Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, having the Jordan as a boundary, to the lower end of the Sea of #See ch. 11:2Chinnereth, eastward beyond the Jordan. 28This is the inheritance of the people of Gad according to their clans, with their cities and villages.
29And Moses gave an inheritance to the half-tribe of Manasseh. It was allotted to the half-tribe of the people of Manasseh according to their clans. 30Their region extended from #See ver. 26 Mahanaim, through all Bashan, the whole kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all #Num. 32:41; 1 Chr. 2:23; [Deut. 3:14]the towns of Jair, which are in Bashan, sixty cities, 31and half Gilead, and #ch. 12:4 Ashtaroth, and Edrei, the cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. These were allotted to the people of #ch. 17:1; Num. 32:39, 40Machir the son of Manasseh for the half of the people of Machir according to their clans.
32These are the inheritances that Moses distributed #Num. 22:1in the plains of Moab, beyond the Jordan east of Jericho. 33#ver. 14; ch. 18:7; Num. 18:20But to the tribe of Levi Moses gave no inheritance; the Lord God of Israel is their inheritance, #ver. 14; ch. 18:7; Num. 18:20just as he said to them.