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
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
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
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
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
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
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 their families.
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 villages:
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.
The Book of Joshua, Verses of Chapter 18