Joshua 15
Darby Bible Translation

The Territory of Judah

1And the lot of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families was: to the border of Edom, the wilderness of Zin, southward, in the extreme south. 2And their southern border was from the end of the salt sea, from the tongue that turns southward; 3and it went out south of the ascent of Akrabbim, and passed on to Zin, and went up on the south of Kadesh-barnea, and passed to Hezron, and went up toward Addar, and turned toward Karkaah, 4and passed on to Azmon, and went out by the torrent of Egypt; and the border ended at the sea. That shall be your border southward. 5 -- And the eastern border was the salt sea as far as the end of the Jordan. -- And the border on the north side was from the tongue of the salt sea, at the end of the Jordan; 6and the border went up toward Beth-hoglah, and passed north of Beth-Arabah; and the border went up to the stone of Bohan, the son of Reuben; 7and the border went up toward Debir from the valley of Achor, and turned northward to Gilgal, which is opposite to the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south side of the torrent; and the border passed to the waters of En-shemesh, and ended at En-rogel; 8and the border went up to the valley of the son of Hinnom, toward the south side of the Jebusite, that is, Jerusalem; and the border went up to the top of the mountain that is before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the end of the valley of Rephaim northward; 9and the border reached along from the top of the mountain toward the spring of the waters of Nephtoah, and went out toward the cities of mount Ephron; and the border reached along to Baalah, that is, Kirjath-jearim; 10and the border turned from Baalah westwards toward mount Seir, and passed toward the side of Har-jearim, that is, Chesalon, northwards, and went down to Beth-shemesh, and passed Timnah. 11And the border went out to the side of Ekron northwards, and the border reached along toward Shicron, and passed mount Baalah, and went toward Jabneel; and the border ended at the sea. 12 -- And the west border is the great sea and [its] coast. This is the border of the children of Judah round about, according to their families.

Caleb's Portion and Conquest

(Judges 1:11-26)

13And to Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a portion among the children of Judah according to the commandment of Jehovah to Joshua, the city of Arba, the father of Anak, that is, Hebron. 14And thence Caleb dispossessed the three sons of Anak, Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai, who were born of Anak. 15And from there he went up against the inhabitants of Debir; now the name of Debir before was Kirjath-sepher. 16And Caleb said, He that smites Kirjath-sepher and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife. 17And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it; and he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife. 18And it came to pass as she came, that she urged him to ask of her father a field; and she sprang down from the ass. And Caleb said to her, What wouldest thou? 19And she said, Give me a blessing; for thou hast given me a southern land; give me also springs of water. Then he gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.

The Cities of Judah

20This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families.

21The cities at the extremity of the tribe of the children of Judah, toward the border of Edom in the south, were: Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur, 22and Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah, 23and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Jithnan, 24Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth, 25and Hazor-hadattah, and Kerioth-Hezron, that is Hazor, 26Amam, and Shema, and Molada, 27and Hazar-gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beth-Pelet, 28and Hazar-Shual, and Beer-sheba, and Biziothiah; 29Baalah, and Ijim, and Ezem, 30and Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah, 31and Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansanna, 32and Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon: all the cities twenty-nine, and their hamlets.

33 -- In the lowland: Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah, 34and Zanoah, and En-gannim, Tappuah and Enam, 35Jarmuth and Adullam, Sochoh and Azekah, 36and Shaaraim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim: fourteen cities and their hamlets.

37Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdal-Gad, 38and Dilean, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel, 39Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon, 40and Cabbon, and Lahmas, and Chithlish, 41and Gederoth, Beth-Dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah: sixteen cities and their hamlets.

42Libna, and Ether, and Ashan, 43and Jiphthah, and Ashnah, and Nezib, 44and Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah: nine cities and their hamlets.

45Ekron and its dependent villages and its hamlets. 46From Ekron and westward all that are by the side of Ashdod, and their hamlets.

47Ashdod, its dependent villages and its hamlets; Gazah, its dependent villages and its hamlets, as far as the torrent of Egypt, and the great sea and [its] coast.

48 -- And in the hill-country: Shamir, and Jattir, and Sochoh, 49and Dannah, and Kirjath-sannah, that is, Debir, 50and Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim, 51and Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh: eleven cities and their hamlets.

52Arab, and Dumah, and Eshan, 53and Janum, and Beth-Tappuah, and Aphekah, 54and Humtah, and Kirjath-Arba, that is, Hebron, and Zior: nine cities and their hamlets.

55Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Jutah, 56and Jizreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah, 57Kain, Gibeah and Timnah: ten cities and their hamlets.

58Halhul, Beth-Zur, and Gedor, 59and Maarath, and Beth-anoth, and Eltekon: six cities and their hamlets.

60Kirjath-Baal, that is, Kirjath-jearim, and Rabbah: two cities and their hamlets.

61 -- In the wilderness: Beth-Arabah, Middin, and Secacah, 62and Nibshan, and Ir-Hammelah, and En-gedi: six cities and their hamlets.

63But as for the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not dispossess them; and the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem to this day.

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