The Allotment of Ephraim and Manasseh
1The allotment of the descendants#Or “sons” of Joseph went from the Jordan by Jericho, at the waters of Jericho to the east, into the wilderness, going up from Jericho into the hill country to Bethel; 2it continues from Bethel to Luz, and it passes along to the territory of the Arkites#Hebrew “Arkite” at Ataroth. 3Then it goes down, to the west, to the territory of the Japhletites,#Hebrew “Japhletite” up to the territory of Lower Beth-horon, then to Gezer, and it ends#Literally “the goings out of it were” at the sea.
4And the descendants#Or “sons” of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, received their inheritance. 5This was the border of the descendants#Or “sons” of Ephraim according to their families: the border of their inheritance to the east was Ataroth Addar, up to Upper Beth-horon. 6The border continues to the sea; from Micmethath to the north, the border turns to the east to Taanath Shiloh, and it passes along it from the east to Janoah. 7Then it goes down from Janoah to Ataroth and to Naarah; it touches Jericho and ends at the Jordan; 8from Tappuah the border goes to the west, to the wadi#A valley that is dry most of the year, but contains a stream during the rainy season of Kanah, and it ends#Literally “the goings out of it were” at the sea. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the descendants#Or “sons” of Ephraim according to their families, 9with the cities that were set apart for the descendants#Or “sons” of Ephraim in the midst of the inheritance of the descendants#Or “sons” of Manasseh, all the cities and their villages. 10But they did not drive out the Canananites#Hebrew “Canaanite” who were dwelling in Gezer, and so the Canaanites#Hebrew “Canaanite” live in the midst of Ephraim to this day, but they became forced laborers.