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15:1 [This] then was the lot of the matteh (tribe) of Benai Yehudah by their families; [even] to the border of Edom the wilderness of Tzin southward [was] the uttermost part of the south coast.
15:2 And their south border was from the shore of the salt sea, from the bay that looketh southward:
15:3 And it went out to the south side to ascent of Akrabbim, and passed along to Tzin, and ascended up on the south side unto Kadesh-Barnea, and passed along to Chetzron, and went up to Adar, and fetched a compass to Karka:
15:4 [From thence] it passed toward Atzmon, and went out unto the river of Mitzrayim; and the goings out of that coast were at the sea: this shall be your south coast.
15:5 And the east border [was] the salt sea, [even] unto the end of Yarden. And [their] border in the north quarter [was] from the bay of the sea at the uttermost part of Yarden:
15:6 And the border went up to Beit-hoglah, and passed along by the north of Beit-Aravah; and the border went up to the stone of Bohan Ben Reuven:
15:7 And the border went up toward Devir from the valley of Akor, and so northward, looking toward Gilgal, that [is] before the going up to Adummim, which [is] on the south side of the river: and the border passed toward the waters of Ein-shemesh, and the goings out thereof were at Ein-rogel:
15:8 And the border went up by the valley of Ben Hinnom unto the south side of the Yevusite; the same [is] Yerushalayim: and the border went up to the top of the mountain that [lieth] before the valley of Hinnom westward, which [is] at the end of the valley of the Refa'im (giants) northward:
15:9 And the border was drawn from the top of the hill unto the fountain of the water of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of mount Ephron; and the border was drawn to Baalah, which [is] Kiryat-Ye'arim:
15:10 And the border marched around from Baalah westward unto mount Seir, and passed along unto the side of mount Yearim, which [is] Chesalon, on the north side, and went down to Beit Shemesh, and passed on to Timnah:
15:11 And the border went out unto the side of Ekron northward: and the border was drawn to Shicron, and passed along to mount Baalah, and went out unto Yavne'el; and the goings out of the border were at the sea.
15:12 And the west border [was] to the HaYamah HaGadol (Mediterranean sea), and the coast [thereof]. This [is] the coast of Benai Yehudah round about according to their families.
15:13 And unto Kalev Ben Yefunneh he gave a part among Benai Yehudah, according to the commandment of YHWH (יהוה) to Yehoshua, [even] the city of Arba the father of Anak, which [city is] Hevron.
15:14 And Kalev drove thence the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, Benai Anak.
15:15 And he went up thence to the inhabitants of Devir: and the name of Devir before [was] Kirjat-Sefer.
15:16 And Kalev said, He that smiteth Kirjat Sefer, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.
15:17 And Otniel Ben Kenaz, the brother of Kalev, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife.
15:18 And it came to pass, as she came [unto him], that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she lighted off [her] ass; and Kalev said unto her, What wouldest thou?
15:19 Who answered, Give me a blessing; for thou hast given me a south land; give me also springs of water. And he gave her the upper springs, and the nether springs.
15:20 This [is] the inheritance of the matteh (tribe) of Benai Yehudah according to their families.
15:21 And the uttermost cities of the matteh (tribe) of Benai Yehudah toward the coast of Edom southward were Kabzeel, and Eder, and Yagur,
15:22 And Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah,
15:23 And Kedesh, and Hatzor, and Yitnan,
15:24 Ziph, and Telem, and Bealot,
15:25 And chatzor, Hadattah, and Keriot, [and] Chetzron, which [is] chatzor,
15:26 Amam, and Shema, and Moladah,
15:27 And Chatzar Gaddah, and Cheshmon, and Beit-Pelet,
15:28 And Chatzar Shual, and Beer Sheva, and Bizyot-Yah,
15:29 Baalah, and Iyim, and Etzem,
15:30 And Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah,
15:31 And Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah,
15:32 And Levaot, and Shilchim, and Ayin, and Rimmon: all the cities [are] twenty and nine, with their villages:
15:33 [And] in the shefelah (lowland), Eshtaol, and Tzoreah, and Ashnah,
15:34 And Zanoach, and Ein-Ganim, Tapuach, and Enam,
15:35 Yarmut, and Adulam, Socho, and Azekah,
15:36 And Shearim, and Aditayim, and Gedarah, and Gedorotayim; fourteen cities with their villages:
15:37 Tzenan, and Hadashah, and Migdal-Gad,
15:38 And Dilean, and Mitzpeh, and Yokte'el,
15:39 Lakhish, and Botzkat, and Eglon,
15:40 And Kabbon, and Lachmas, and Kitlish,
15:41 And Gederot, Beit-Dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah; sixteen cities with their villages:
15:42 Livnah, and Eter, and Ashan,
15:43 And Yiphtach, and Ashnah, and Netziv,
15:44 And Keilah, and Achziv, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages:
15:45 Ekron, with her towns and her villages:
15:46 From Ekron even unto the sea, all that [lay] near Ashdod, with their villages:
15:47 Ashdod with her towns and her villages, Azah (Gaza) with her towns and her villages, unto the river of Mitzrayim, and the HaYamah HaGadol (Mediterranean sea), and the border [thereof]:
15:48 And in the mountains, Shamir, and Yatir, and Socho,
15:49 And Dannah, and Kirjat-Sannah, which [is] Devir,
15:50 And Anav, and Eshtemoh, and Anim,
15:51 And Goshen, and Cholon, and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages:
15:52 Arav, and Dumah, and Esh'am,
15:53 And Yanum, and Beit-Tappuach, and Aphekah,
15:54 And Chumtah, and Kiryat-Arba, which [is] Chevron, and Tzior; nine cities with their villages:
15:55 Maon, karmel, and Zif, and Yutah,
15:56 And Yizre'el, and Yokdeam, and Zanoah,
15:57 Kayin, Giveah, and Timnah; ten cities with their villages:
15:58 Chalchul, Beit-Tzur, and Gedor,
15:59 And Maarat, and Beit-Anot, and Eltekon; six cities with their villages:
15:60 Kiryat-Baal, which [is] Kiryat-Ye'arim, and Rabbah; two cities with their villages:
15:61 In the midbar, Beit-Aravah, Middin, and Sechacha,
15:62 And Nivshan, and the city of Salt, and Engedi; six cities with their villages.
15:63 As for the Yevusites the inhabitants of Yerushalayim, Benai Yehudah could not drive them out: but the Yevusites dwell with Benai Yehudah at Yerushalayim yom hazeh (unto this day).
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