Joshua 16

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The Book of Joshua

Chapter 17

1

There was also a lot for the tribe of Manasseh; for he [was] the firstborn of Joseph; [to wit], for Machir the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead: because he was a man of war, therefore he had Gilead and Bashan.

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There was also [a lot] for the rest12 of the children of Manasseh by their families; for the children of Abiezer, and for the children of Helek, and for the children of Asriel, and for the children of Shechem, and for the children of Hepher, and for the children of Shemida: these [were] the male children of Manasseh the son of Joseph by their families.

3

But Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, but daughters: and these [are] the names of his daughters, Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.

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And they came near4 before Eleazar the priest, and before Joshua the son of Nun, and before the princes, saying,2 The LORD commanded14 Moses to give2 us an inheritance among our brethren. Therefore according to the commandment of the LORD he gave4 them an inheritance among the brethren of their father.

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And there fell4 ten portions to Manasseh, beside the land of Gilead and Bashan, which [were] on the other side Jordan;

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Because the daughters of Manasseh had1 an inheritance among his sons: and the rest12 of Manasseh's sons had the land of Gilead.

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And the coast of Manasseh was from Asher to Michmethah, that [lieth] before Shechem; and the border went along1 on the right hand unto the inhabitants6 of Entappuah.

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[Now] Manasseh had the land of Tappuah: but Tappuah on the border of Manasseh [belonged] to the children of Ephraim;

9

And the coast descended1 unto the river Kanah, southward of the river: these cities of Ephraim [are] among the cities of Manasseh: the coast of Manasseh also [was] on the north side of the river, and the outgoings of it were at the sea:

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Southward [it was] Ephraim's, and northward [it was] Manasseh's, and the sea is his border; and they met together4 in Asher on the north, and in Issachar on the east.

11

And Manasseh had in Issachar and in Asher Bethshean and her towns, and Ibleam and her towns, and the inhabitants6 of Dor and her towns, and the inhabitants6 of Endor and her towns, and the inhabitants6 of Taanach and her towns, and the inhabitants6 of Megiddo and her towns, [even] three countries.

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Yet the children of Manasseh could1 not drive out53 [the inhabitants of] those cities; but the Canaanites would55 dwell2 in that land.

13

Yet it came to pass, when the children of Israel were waxen strong,1 that they put4 the Canaanites to tribute; but did not utterly53 drive them out.52

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And the children of Joseph spake17 unto Joshua, saying,2 Why hast thou given1 me [but] one lot and one portion to inherit, seeing I [am] a great people, forasmuch as the LORD hath blessed14 me hitherto?

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And Joshua answered4 them, If thou [be] a great people, [then] get thee up3 to the wood [country], and cut down14 for thyself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the giants, if mount Ephraim be too narrow1 for thee.

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And the children of Joseph said,4 The hill is not enough11 for us: and all the Canaanites that dwell6 in the land of the valley have chariots of iron, [both they] who [are] of Bethshean and her towns, and [they] who [are] of the valley of Jezreel.

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And Joshua spake4 unto the house of Joseph, [even] to Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying,2 Thou [art] a great people, and hast great power: thou shalt not have one lot [only]:

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But the mountain shall be thine; for it [is] a wood, and thou shalt cut it down:14 and the outgoings of it shall be thine: for thou shalt drive out55 the Canaanites, though they have iron chariots, [and] though they [be] strong.

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