The Boundaries. 1The LORD spoke to Moses: 2Give the Israelites this order: When you enter the land of Canaan, this is the territory that shall fall to you as your heritage—the land of Canaan with its boundaries:

3Your southern boundary will be at the wilderness of Zin along the border of Edom;a on the east your southern boundary will begin at the end of the Salt Sea. 4Then your boundary will turn south of the Akrabbim Pass and cross Zin. Terminating south of Kadesh-barnea, it extends to Hazar-addar and crosses to Azmon.b 5Then the boundary will turn from Azmon to the Wadi of Egypt and terminate at the Sea.c

6For your western boundary you will have the Great Sea* with its coast; this will be your western boundary.

7This will be your boundary on the north: from the Great Sea you will draw a line to Mount Hor,* 8and draw it from Mount Hor to Lebo-hamath, with the boundary terminating at Zedad. 9Then the boundary extends to Ziphron and terminates at Hazar-enan. This will be your northern boundary.

10For your eastern boundary you will draw a line from Hazar-enan to Shepham. 11From Shepham the boundary will go down to Riblah, east of Ain, and descending further, the boundary will strike the ridge on the east side of the Sea of Chinnereth;* 12then the boundary will descend along the Jordan and terminate with the Salt Sea.

This will be your land, with the boundaries that surround it.

13Moses also gave this order to the Israelites: “This is the land, to be apportioned among you by lot, which the LORD has commanded to be given to the nine and a half tribes. 14For the tribe of the Reubenites according to their ancestral houses, and the tribe of the Gadites according to their ancestral houses, as well as half of the tribe of Manasseh, have already received their heritage; 15these two and a half tribes have received their heritage across the Jordan opposite Jericho, in the east, toward the sunrise.”

Supervisors of the Allotment. 16The LORD spoke to Moses: 17These are the names of the men who shall apportion the land among you: Eleazar the priest, and Joshua, son of Nun; 18d and you will designate one leader from each of the tribes to apportion the land. 19These are the names of the men:

from the tribe of Judah: Caleb, son of Jephunneh,
20from the tribe of the Simeonites: Samuel, son of Ammihud;
21from the tribe of Benjamin: Elidad, son of Chislon;
22from the tribe of the Danites: a leader, Bukki, son of Jogli;
23for the descendants of Joseph: from the tribe of the Manassites: a leader, Hanniel, son of Ephod; and
24from the tribe of the Ephraimites: a leader, Kemuel, son of Shiphtan;
25from the tribe of the Zebulunites: a leader, Elizaphan, son of Parnach;
26from the tribe of the Issacharites: a leader, Paltiel, son of Azzan;
27from the tribe of the Asherites: a leader, Ahihud, son of Shelomi;
28from the tribe of the Naphtalites: a leader, Pedahel, son of Ammihud.
29These are the ones whom the LORD commanded to apportion to the Israelites their heritage in the land of Canaan.

* [34:6] The Great Sea: the Mediterranean.

* [34:78] Mount Hor: different from the one where Aaron died; cf. 20:22; 33:3738.

* [34:11] Sea of Chinnereth: in the New Testament known as the Sea of Galilee; today called Lake Kinneret.

a. [34:3] Jos 15:12.

b. [34:4] Jos 15:3.

c. [34:5] Jos 15:4.

d. [34:18] Nm 1:4.

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