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The book of Joshua, chapter 15, New English Translation and King James Version

Chapter 15

New English Translation

   1 The land allotted to the tribe of Judah by its clans reached to the border of Edom, to the Wilderness of Zin in the Negev far to the south. 2 Their southern border started at the southern tip of the Salt Sea, 3 extended south of the Scorpion Ascent, crossed to Zin, went up from the south to Kadesh Barnea, crossed to Hezron, went up to Addar, and turned toward Karka. 4 It then crossed to Azmon, extended to the Stream of Egypt, and ended at the sea. This was their southern border.
   5 The eastern border was the Salt Sea to the mouth of the Jordan River. The northern border started north of the Salt Sea at the mouth of the Jordan, 6 went up to Beth Hoglah, crossed north of Beth Arabah, and went up to the Stone of Bohan son of Reuben. 7 It then went up to Debir from the Valley of Achor, turning northward to Gilgal (which is opposite the Pass of Adummim south of the valley), crossed to the waters of En Shemesh and extended to En Rogel. 8 It then went up the Valley of Ben Hinnom to the slope of the Jebusites on the south (that is, Jerusalem), going up to the top of the hill opposite the Valley of Ben Hinnom to the west, which is at the end of the Valley of the Rephaites to the north. 9 It then went from the top of the hill to the spring of the waters of Nephtoah, extended to the cities of Mount Ephron, and went to Baalah (that is, Kiriath Jearim). 10 It then turned from Baalah westward to Mount Seir, crossed to the slope of Mount Jearim on the north (that is Kesalon), descended to Beth Shemesh, and crossed to Timnah. 11 It then extended to the slope of Ekron to the north, went toward Shikkeron, crossed to Mount Baalah, extended to Jabneel, and ended at the sea.
   12 The western border was the Mediterranean Sea. These were the borders of the tribe of Judah and its clans.
   13 Caleb son of Jephunneh was assigned Kiriath Arba (that is Hebron) within the tribe of Judah, according to the LORD's instructions to Joshua. (Arba was the father of Anak.) 14 Caleb drove out from there three Anakites - Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai, descendants of Anak. 15 From there he attacked the people of Debir. (Debir used to be called Kiriath Sepher.) 16 Caleb said, "To the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher I will give my daughter Acsah as a wife." 17 When Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb's brother, captured it, Caleb gave Acsah his daughter to him as a wife.
   18 One time Acsah came and charmed her father so that she could ask him for some land. When she got down from her donkey, Caleb said to her, "What would you like?" 19 She answered, "Please give me a special present. Since you have given me land in the Negev, now give me springs of water. So he gave her both upper and lower springs.
   20 This is the land assigned to the tribe of Judah by its clans: 21 These cities were located at the southern extremity of Judah's tribal land near the border of Edom: Kabzeel, Eder, Jagur, 22 Kinah, Dimonah, Adadah, 23 Kedesh, Hazor, Ithnan, 24 Ziph, Telem, Bealoth, 25 Hazor Hadattah, Kerioth Hezron (that is, Hazor), 26 Amam, Shema, Moladah, 27 Hazar Gaddah, Heshbon, Beth Pelet, 28 Hazar Shual, Beer Sheba, Biziothiah, 29 Baalah, Iim, Ezem, 30 Eltolad, Kesil, Hormah, 31 Ziklag, Madmannah, Sansannah, 32 Lebaoth, Shilhim, Ain, and Rimmon - a total of twenty-nine cities and their towns.
   33 These cities were in the lowlands: Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah, 34 Zanoah, En Gannim, Tappuah, Enam, 35 Jarmuth, Adullam, Socoh, Azekah, 36 Shaaraim, Adithaim, and Gederah (or Gederothaim) - a total of fourteen cities and their towns.
   37 Zenan, Hadashah, Migdal Gad, 38 Dilean, Mizpah, Joktheel, 39 Lachish, Bozkath, Eglon, 40 Cabbon, Lahmas, Kitlish, 41 Gederoth, Beth Dagon, Naamah, and Makkedah - a total of sixteen cities and their towns.
   42 Libnah, Ether, Ashan, 43 Iphtah, Ashnah, Nezib, 44 Keilah, Aczib, and Mareshah - a total of nine cities and their towns.
   45 Ekron and its surrounding towns and settlements; 46 from Ekron westward, all those in the vicinity of Ashdod and their towns; 47 Ashdod with its surrounding towns and settlements, and Gaza with its surrounding towns and settlements, as far as the Stream of Egypt and the border at the Mediterranean Sea.
   48 These cities were in the hill country: Shamir, Jattir, Socoh, 49 Dannah, Kiriath Sannah (that is, Debir), 50 Anab, Eshtemoh, Anim, 51 Goshen, Holon, and Giloh - a total of eleven cities and their towns.
   52 Arab, Dumah, Eshan, 53 Janim, Beth Tappuah, Aphekah, 54 Humtah, Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron), and Zior - a total of nine cities and their towns.
   55 Maon, Carmel, Ziph, Juttah, 56 Jezreel, Jokdeam, Zanoah, 57 Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah - a total of ten cities and their towns.
   58 Halhul, Beth Zur, Gedor, 59 Maarath, Beth Anoth, and Eltekon - a total of six cities and their towns.
   60 Kiriath Baal (that is, Kiriath Jearim) and Rabbah - a total of two cities and their towns.
   61 These cities were in the desert: Beth Arabah, Middin, Secacah, 62 Nibshan, the city of Salt, and En Gedi - a total of six cities and their towns.
   63 The men of Judah were unable to conquer the Jebusites living in Jerusalem. The Jebusites live with the people of Judah in Jerusalem to this very day.

King James Version

   1 This then was the lot of the tribe of the children of Judah by their families; even to the border of Edom the wilderness of Zin southward was the uttermost part of the south coast.
   2 And their south border was from the shore of the salt sea, from the bay that looketh southward:
   3 And it went out to the south side to Maaleh-acrabbim, and passed along to Zin, and ascended up on the south side unto Kadesh-barnea, and passed along to Hezron, and went up to Adar, and fetched a compass to Karkaa:
   4 From thence it passed toward Azmon, and went out unto the river of Egypt; and the goings out of that coast were at the sea: this shall be your south coast.
   5 And the east border was the salt sea, even unto the end of Jordan. And their border in the north quarter was from the bay of the sea at the uttermost part of Jordan:
   6 And the border went up to Beth-hogla, and passed along by the north of Beth-arabah; and the border went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben:
   7 And the border went up toward Debir from the valley of Achor, and so northward, looking toward Gilgal, that is before the going up to Adummim, which is on the south side of the river: and the border passed toward the waters of En-shemesh, and the goings out thereof were at En-rogel:
   8 And the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom unto the south side of the Jebusite; the same is Jerusalem: and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lieth before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the end of the valley of the giants northward:
   9 And the border was drawn from the top of the hill unto the fountain of the water of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of mount Ephron; and the border was drawn to Baalah, which is Kirjath-jearim:
   10 And the border compassed from Baalah westward unto mount Seir, and passed along unto the side of mount Jearim, which is Chesalon, on the north side, and went down to Beth-shemesh, and passed on to Timnah:
   11 And the border went out unto the side of Ekron northward: and the border was drawn to Shicron, and passed along to mount Baalah, and went out unto Jabneel; and the goings out of the border were at the sea.
   12 And the west border was to the great sea, and the coast thereof. This is the coast of the children of Judah round about according to their families.
   13 ¶ And unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a part among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of the LORD to Joshua, even the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron.
   14 And Caleb drove thence the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anak.
   15 And he went up thence to the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before was Kirjath-sepher.
   16 ¶ And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjath-sepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.
   17 And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife.
   18 And it came to pass, as she came unto him, that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she lighted off her ass; and Caleb said unto her, What wouldest thou?
   19 Who answered, Give me a blessing; for thou hast given me a south land; give me also springs of water. And he gave her the upper springs, and the nether springs.
   20 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families.
   21 And the uttermost cities of the tribe of the children of Judah toward the coast of Edom southward were Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur,
   22 And Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah,
   23 And Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan,
   24 Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth,
   25 And Hazor, Hadattah, and Kerioth, and Hezron, which is Hazor,
   26 Amam, and Shema, and Moladah,
   27 And Hazar-gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beth-palet,
   28 And Hazar-shual, and Beer-sheba, and Bizjothjah,
   29 Baalah, and Iim, and Azem,
   30 And Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah,
   31 And Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah,
   32 And Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon: all the cities are twenty and nine, with their villages:
   33 And in the valley, Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah,
   34 And Zanoah, and En-gannim, Tappuah, and Enam,
   35 Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah,
   36 And Sharaim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim; fourteen cities with their villages:
   37 Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdal-gad,
   38 And Dilean, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel,
   39 Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon,
   40 And Cabbon, and Lahmam, and Kithlish,
   41 And Gederoth, Beth-dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah; sixteen cities with their villages:
   42 Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan,
   43 And Jiphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib,
   44 And Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages:
   45 Ekron, with her towns and her villages:
   46 From Ekron even unto the sea, all that lay near Ashdod, with their villages:
   47 Ashdod with her towns and her villages, Gaza with her towns and her villages, unto the river of Egypt, and the great sea, and the border thereof:
   48 ¶ And in the mountains, Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh,
   49 And Dannah, and Kirjath-sannah, which is Debir,
   50 And Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim,
   51 And Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages:
   52 Arab, and Dumah, and Eshean,
   53 And Janum, and Beth-tappuah, and Aphekah,
   54 And Humtah, and Kirjath-arba, which is Hebron, and Zior; nine cities with their villages:
   55 Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah,
   56 And Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah,
   57 Cain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities with their villages:
   58 Halhul, Beth-zur, and Gedor,
   59 And Maarath, and Beth-anoth, and Eltekon; six cities with their villages:
   60 Kirjath-baal, which is Kirjath-jearim, and Rabbah; two cities with their villages:
   61 In the wilderness, Beth-arabah, Middin, and Secacah,
   62 And Nibshan, and the city of Salt, and En-gedi; six cities with their villages.
   63 ¶ As for the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out: but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem unto this day.

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