King James VersionJoshua14


1 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 them. 2 By lot was their in­her­i­tance, as the LORD com­mand­ed by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half tribe. 3 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. 4 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. 5 As the LORD com­mand­ed Moses, so the chil­dren of Is­rael did, and they di­vid­ed the land. 6 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. 7 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. 8 Nev­er­the­less my brethren that went up with me made the heart of the peo­ple melt: but I whol­ly fol­lowed the LORD my God. 9 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. 10 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 old. 11 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 in. 12 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. 13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son of Je­phun­neh He­bron for an in­her­i­tance. 14 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. 15 And the name of He­bron be­fore was Kir­jathar­ba; which Arba was a great man among the Anakims. And the land had rest from war.