And these are the countries which the children of Israel inherited in the land of
Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the
fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed for inheritance to
By lot was their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, for the
nine tribes, and for the half tribe.
For Moses had given the inheritance of two tribes and an half tribe on the other
side Jordan: but unto the Levites he gave none inheritance among them.
For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim: therefore they
gave no part unto the Levites in the land, save cities to dwell in, with their suburbs
for their cattle and for their substance.
As the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did, and they divided the
Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of
Jephunneh the Kenezite said unto him, Thou knowest the thing that the LORD said unto
Moses the man of God concerning me and thee in Kadeshbarnea.
Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadeshbarnea
to espy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in mine heart.
Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart of the people melt:
but I wholly followed the LORD my God.
And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy feet have trodden
shall be thine inheritance, and thy children’s for ever, because thou hast wholly
followed the LORD my God.
And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive, as he said, these forty and five
years, even since the LORD spake this word unto Moses, while the children of Israel
wandered in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years
As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my
strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come
Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou
heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and
fenced: if so be the LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as
the LORD said.
And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh Hebron for an
Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite
unto this day, because that he wholly followed the LORD God of Israel.
And the name of Hebron before was Kirjatharba; which Arba was a great man among the
Anakims. And the land had rest from war.