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
And there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes, which had not yet
received their inheritance.
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?
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.
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.
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 God.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
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
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,
And passed along toward the side over against Arabah northward, and went down unto
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.
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
Now the cities of the tribe of the children of Benjamin according to their families
were Jericho, and Bethhoglah, and the valley of Keziz,
And Betharabah, and Zemaraim, and Bethel,
And Avim, and Pharah, and Ophrah,
And Chepharhaammonai, and Ophni, and Gaba; twelve cities with their villages:
Gibeon, and Ramah, and Beeroth,
And Mizpeh, and Chephirah, and Mozah,
And Rekem, and Irpeel, and Taralah,
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.