18:1 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at
Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was
subdued before them.
18:2 And there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes, which had not
yet received their inheritance.
18:3 And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long are ye slack to go to
possess the land, which the LORD God of your fathers hath given you?
18:4 Give out from among you three men for each tribe: and I will send them, and
they shall rise, and go through the land, and describe it according to the
inheritance of them; and they shall come again to me.
18:5 And they shall divide it into seven parts: Judah shall abide in their coast
on the south, and the house of Joseph shall abide in their coasts on the north.
18:6 Ye shall therefore describe the land into seven parts, and bring the
description hither to me, that I may cast lots for you here before the LORD our
18:7 But the Levites have no part among you; for the priesthood of the LORD is
their inheritance: and Gad, and Reuben, and half the tribe of Manasseh, have
received their inheritance beyond Jordan on the east, which Moses the servant of
the LORD gave them.
18:8 And the men arose, and went away: and Joshua charged them that went to
describe the land, saying, Go and walk through the land, and describe it, and
come again to me, that I may here cast lots for you before the LORD in Shiloh.
18:9 And the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities
into seven parts in a book, and came again to Joshua to the host at Shiloh.
18:10 And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the LORD: and there Joshua
divided the land unto the children of Israel according to their divisions.
18:11 And the lot of the tribe of the children of Benjamin came up according to
their families: and the coast of their lot came forth between the children of
Judah and the children of Joseph.
18:12 And their border on the north side was from Jordan; and the border went up
to the side of Jericho on the north side, and went up through the mountains
westward; and the goings out thereof were at the wilderness of Bethaven.
18:13 And the border went over from thence toward Luz, to the side of Luz, which
is Bethel, southward; and the border descended to Atarothadar, near the hill
that lieth on the south side of the nether Bethhoron.
18:14 And the border was drawn thence, and compassed the corner of the sea
southward, from the hill that lieth before Bethhoron southward; and the goings
out thereof were at Kirjathbaal, which is Kirjathjearim, a city of the children
of Judah: this was the west quarter.
18:15 And the south quarter was from the end of Kirjathjearim, and the border
went out on the west, and went out to the well of waters of Nephtoah:
18:16 And the border came down to the end of the mountain that lieth before the
valley of the son of Hinnom, and which is in the valley of the giants on the
north, and descended to the valley of Hinnom, to the side of Jebusi on the
south, and descended to Enrogel,
18:17 And was drawn from the north, and went forth to Enshemesh, and went forth
toward Geliloth, which is over against the going up of Adummim, and descended to
the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben,
18:18 And passed along toward the side over against Arabah northward, and went
down unto Arabah:
18:19 And the border passed along to the side of Bethhoglah northward: and the
outgoings of the border were at the north bay of the salt sea at the south end
of Jordan: this was the south coast.
18:20 And Jordan was the border of it on the east side. This was the inheritance
of the children of Benjamin, by the coasts thereof round about, according to
18:21 Now the cities of the tribe of the children of Benjamin according to their
families were Jericho, and Bethhoglah, and the valley of Keziz,
18:22 And Betharabah, and Zemaraim, and Bethel,
18:23 And Avim, and Pharah, and Ophrah,
18:24 And Chepharhaammonai, and Ophni, and Gaba; twelve cities with their
18:25 Gibeon, and Ramah, and Beeroth,
18:26 And Mizpeh, and Chephirah, and Mozah,
18:27 And Rekem, and Irpeel, and Taralah,
18:28 And Zelah, Eleph, and Jebusi, which is Jerusalem, Gibeath, and Kirjath;
fourteen cities with their villages. This is the inheritance of the children of
Benjamin according to their families.