Land Inheritance 34 1God spoke to Moses: 2“Command the People of Israel. Tell them, When you enter Canaan, these are the borders of the land you are getting as an inheritance: 3“Your southern border will take in some of the Wilderness of Zin where it touches Edom. It starts in the east at the Dead Sea, 4curves south of Scorpion Pass and on to Zin, continues south of Kadesh Barnea, then to Hazar Addar and on to Azmon, 5where it takes a turn to the northwest to the Brook of Egypt and on to the Mediterranean Sea. 6“Your western border will be the Mediterranean Sea. 7“Your northern border runs on a line from the Mediterranean Sea to Mount Hor, 8and from Mount Hor to Lebo Hamath, connects to Zedad, 9continues to Ziphron, and ends at Hazar Enan. This is your northern border. 10“Your eastern border runs on a line from Hazar Enan to Shepham. 11The border goes south from Shepham to Riblah to the east of Ain, and continues along the slopes east of the Sea of Galilee. 12The border then follows the Jordan River and ends at the Dead Sea. “This is your land with its four borders.” 13Moses then commanded the People of Israel: “This is the land: Divide up the inheritance by lot. God has ordered it to be given to the nine and a half tribes. 14The tribe of Reuben, the tribe of Gad, and the half–tribe of Manasseh have already received their inheritance; 15the two tribes and the half–tribe got their inheritance east of Jordan–Jericho, facing the sunrise.” 16God spoke to Moses: 17“These are the men who will be in charge of distributing the inheritance of the land: Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun. 18Assign one leader from each tribe to help them in distributing the land. 19Assign these: Caleb son of Jephunneh from the tribe of Judah; 20Shemuel son of Ammihud from the tribe of Simeon; 21Elidad son of Kislon from the tribe of Benjamin; 22Bukki son of Jogli, leader from the tribe of Dan; 23Hanniel son of Ephod, leader from the tribe of Manasseh son of Joseph; 24Kemuel son of Shiphtan, leader from the tribe of Ephraim son of Joseph; 25Elizaphan son of Parnach, leader from the tribe of Zebulun; 26Paltiel son of Azzan, leader from the tribe of Issachar; 27Ahihud son of Shelomi, leader from the tribe of Asher; 28Pedahel son of Ammihud, leader from the tribe of Naphtali.” 29These are the men God commanded to hand out the assignments of land–inheritance to the People of Israel in the country of Canaan.
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