Daily Bible Reading
Joshua Chapters 12-15
Kings Defeated by Moses
Jos 12:1 Now these are the kings of the land, which the children of Israel smote, and possessed their land on the other side Jordan toward the rising of the sun, from the river Arnon unto mount Hermon, and all the plain on the east:
Jos 12:2 Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, and ruled from Aroer, which is upon the bank of the river Arnon, and from the middle of the river, and from half Gilead, even unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon;
Jos 12:3 And from the plain to the sea of Chinneroth on the east, and unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea on the east, the way to Bethjeshimoth; and from the south, under Ashdothpisgah:
Jos 12:4 And the coast of Og king of Bashan, which was of the remnant of the giants, that dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei,
Jos 12:5 And reigned in mount Hermon, and in Salcah, and in all Bashan, unto the border of the Geshurites and the Maachathites, and half Gilead, the border of Sihon king of Heshbon.
Jos 12:6 Them did Moses the servant of the LORD and the children of Israel smite: and Moses the servant of the LORD gave it for a possession unto the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh.
Kings Defeated by Joshua
Jos 12:7 And these are the kings of the country which Joshua and the children of Israel smote on this side Jordan on the west, from Baalgad in the valley of Lebanon even unto the mount Halak, that goeth up to Seir; which Joshua gave unto the tribes of Israel for a possession according to their divisions;
Jos 12:8 In the mountains, and in the valleys, and in the plains, and in the springs, and in the wilderness, and in the south country; the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites:
Jos 12:9 The king of Jericho, one; the king of Ai, which is beside Bethel, one;
Jos 12:10 The king of Jerusalem, one; the king of Hebron, one;
Jos 12:11 The king of Jarmuth, one; the king of Lachish, one;
Jos 12:12 The king of Eglon, one; the king of Gezer, one;
Jos 12:13 The king of Debir, one; the king of Geder, one;
Jos 12:14 The king of Hormah, one; the king of Arad, one;
Jos 12:15 The king of Libnah, one; the king of Adullam, one;
Jos 12:16 The king of Makkedah, one; the king of Bethel, one;
Jos 12:17 The king of Tappuah, one; the king of Hepher, one;
Jos 12:18 The king of Aphek, one; the king of Lasharon, one;
Jos 12:19 The king of Madon, one; the king of Hazor, one;
Jos 12:20 The king of Shimronmeron, one; the king of Achshaph, one;
Jos 12:21 The king of Taanach, one; the king of Megiddo, one;
Jos 12:22 The king of Kedesh, one; the king of Jokneam of Carmel, one;
Jos 12:23 The king of Dor in the coast of Dor, one; the king of the nations of Gilgal, one;
Jos 12:24 The king of Tirzah, one: all the kings thirty and one.
Land Still to Be Conquered
Jos 13:1 Now Joshua was old and stricken in years; and the LORD said unto him, Thou art old and stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very much land to be possessed.
Jos 13:2 This is the land that yet remaineth: all the borders of the Philistines, and all Geshuri,
Jos 13:3 From Sihor, which is before Egypt, even unto the borders of Ekron northward, which is counted to the Canaanite: five lords of the Philistines; the Gazathites, and the Ashdothites, the Eshkalonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avites:
Jos 13:4 From the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that is beside the Sidonians, unto Aphek, to the borders of the Amorites:
Jos 13:5 And the land of the Giblites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrising, from Baalgad under mount Hermon unto the entering into Hamath.
Jos 13:6 All the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon unto Misrephothmaim, and all the Sidonians, them will I drive out from before the children of Israel: only divide thou it by lot unto the Israelites for an inheritance, as I have commanded thee.
Jos 13:7 Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance unto the nine tribes, and the half tribe of Manasseh,
The Inheritance East of the Jordan
Jos 13:8 With whom the Reubenites and the Gadites have received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond Jordan eastward, even as Moses the servant of the LORD gave them;
Jos 13:9 From Aroer, that is upon the bank of the river Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the river, and all the plain of Medeba unto Dibon;
Jos 13:10 And all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon, unto the border of the children of Ammon;
Jos 13:11 And Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maachathites, and all mount Hermon, and all Bashan unto Salcah;
Jos 13:12 All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, which reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei, who remained of the remnant of the giants: for these did Moses smite, and cast them out.
Jos 13:13 Nevertheless the children of Israel expelled not the Geshurites, nor the Maachathites: but the Geshurites and the Maachathites dwell among the Israelites until this day.
Jos 13:14 Only unto the tribe of Levi he gave none inheritance; the sacrifices of the LORD God of Israel made by fire are their inheritance, as he said unto them.
Jos 13:15 And Moses gave unto the tribe of the children of Reuben inheritance according to their families.
Jos 13:16 And their coast was from Aroer, that is on the bank of the river Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the river, and all the plain by Medeba;
Jos 13:17 Heshbon, and all her cities that are in the plain; Dibon, and Bamothbaal, and Bethbaalmeon,
Jos 13:18 And Jahazah, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,
Jos 13:19 And Kirjathaim, and Sibmah, and Zarethshahar in the mount of the valley,
Jos 13:20 And Bethpeor, and Ashdothpisgah, and Bethjeshimoth,
Jos 13:21 And all the cities of the plain, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses smote with the princes of Midian, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, which were dukes of Sihon, dwelling in the country.
Jos 13:22 Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of Israel slay with the sword among them that were slain by them.
Jos 13:23 And the border of the children of Reuben was Jordan, and the border thereof. This was the inheritance of the children of Reuben after their families, the cities and the villages thereof.
Jos 13:24 And Moses gave inheritance unto the tribe of Gad, even unto the children of Gad according to their families.
Jos 13:25 And their coast was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the children of Ammon, unto Aroer that is before Rabbah;
Jos 13:26 And from Heshbon unto Ramathmizpeh, and Betonim; and from Mahanaim unto the border of Debir;
Jos 13:27 And in the valley, Betharam, and Bethnimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, Jordan and his border, even unto the edge of the sea of Chinnereth on the other side Jordan eastward.
Jos 13:28 This is the inheritance of the children of Gad after their families, the cities, and their villages.
Jos 13:29 And Moses gave inheritance unto the half tribe of Manasseh: and this was the possession of the half tribe of the children of Manasseh by their families.
Jos 13:30 And their coast was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair, which are in Bashan, threescore cities:
Jos 13:31 And half Gilead, and Ashtaroth, and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were pertaining unto the children of Machir the son of Manasseh, even to the one half of the children of Machir by their families.
Jos 13:32 These are the countries which Moses did distribute for inheritance in the plains of Moab, on the other side Jordan, by Jericho, eastward.
Jos 13:33 But unto the tribe of Levi Moses gave not any inheritance: the LORD God of Israel was their inheritance, as he said unto them.
The Inheritance West of the Jordan
Jos 14:1 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.
Jos 14:2 By lot was their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half tribe.
Jos 14:3 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.
Jos 14:4 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.
Jos 14:5 As the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did, and they divided the land.
Caleb’s Request and Inheritance
Jos 14:6 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.
Jos 14:7 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.
Jos 14:8 Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart of the people melt: but I wholly followed the LORD my God.
Jos 14:9 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.
Jos 14:10 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.
Jos 14:11 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.
Jos 14:12 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.
Jos 14:13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance.
Jos 14:14 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.
Jos 14:15 And the name of Hebron before was Kirjatharba; which Arba was a great man among the Anakims. And the land had rest from war.
The Allotment for Judah
Jos 15:1 This then was the lot of the tribe of the children of Judah by their families; even to the border of Edom the wilderness of Zin southward was the uttermost part of the south coast.
Jos 15:2 And their south border was from the shore of the salt sea, from the bay that looketh southward:
Jos 15:3 And it went out to the south side to Maalehacrabbim, and passed along to Zin, and ascended up on the south side unto Kadeshbarnea, and passed along to Hezron, and went up to Adar, and fetched a compass to Karkaa:
Jos 15:4 From thence it passed toward Azmon, and went out unto the river of Egypt; and the goings out of that coast were at the sea: this shall be your south coast.
Jos 15:5 And the east border was the salt sea, even unto the end of Jordan. And their border in the north quarter was from the bay of the sea at the uttermost part of Jordan:
Jos 15:6 And the border went up to Bethhogla, and passed along by the north of Betharabah; and the border went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben:
Jos 15:7 And the border went up toward Debir from the valley of Achor, 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 Enshemesh, and the goings out thereof were at Enrogel:
Jos 15:8 And the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom unto the south side of the Jebusite; the same is Jerusalem: 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 giants northward:
Jos 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 Kirjathjearim:
Jos 15:10 And the border compassed from Baalah westward unto mount Seir, and passed along unto the side of mount Jearim, which is Chesalon, on the north side, and went down to Bethshemesh, and passed on to Timnah:
Jos 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 Jabneel; and the goings out of the border were at the sea.
Jos 15:12 And the west border was to the great sea, and the coast thereof. This is the coast of the children of Judah round about according to their families.
Jos 15:13 And unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a part among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of the LORD to Joshua, even the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron.
Jos 15:14 And Caleb drove thence the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anak.
Jos 15:15 And he went up thence to the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before was Kirjathsepher.
Jos 15:16 And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjathsepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.
Jos 15:17 And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife.
Jos 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 Caleb said unto her, What wouldest thou?
Jos 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.
Jos 15:20 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families.
Jos 15:21 And the uttermost cities of the tribe of the children of Judah toward the coast of Edom southward were Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur,
Jos 15:22 And Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah,
Jos 15:23 And Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan,
Jos 15:24 Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth,
Jos 15:25 And Hazor, Hadattah, and Kerioth, and Hezron, which is Hazor,
Jos 15:26 Amam, and Shema, and Moladah,
Jos 15:27 And Hazargaddah, and Heshmon, and Bethpalet,
Jos 15:28 And Hazarshual, and Beersheba, and Bizjothjah,
Jos 15:29 Baalah, and Iim, and Azem,
Jos 15:30 And Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah,
Jos 15:31 And Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah,
Jos 15:32 And Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon: all the cities are twenty and nine, with their villages:
Jos 15:33 And in the valley, Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah,
Jos 15:34 And Zanoah, and Engannim, Tappuah, and Enam,
Jos 15:35 Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah,
Jos 15:36 And Sharaim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim; fourteen cities with their villages:
Jos 15:37 Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdalgad,
Jos 15:38 And Dilean, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel,
Jos 15:39 Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon,
Jos 15:40 And Cabbon, and Lahmam, and Kithlish,
Jos 15:41 And Gederoth, Bethdagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah; sixteen cities with their villages:
Jos 15:42 Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan,
Jos 15:43 And Jiphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib,
Jos 15:44 And Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages:
Jos 15:45 Ekron, with her towns and her villages:
Jos 15:46 From Ekron even unto the sea, all that lay near Ashdod, with their villages:
Jos 15:47 Ashdod with her towns and her villages, Gaza with her towns and her villages, unto the river of Egypt, and the great sea, and the border thereof:
Jos 15:48 And in the mountains, Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh,
Jos 15:49 And Dannah, and Kirjathsannah, which is Debir,
Jos 15:50 And Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim,
Jos 15:51 And Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages:
Jos 15:52 Arab, and Dumah, and Eshean,
Jos 15:53 And Janum, and Bethtappuah, and Aphekah,
Jos 15:54 And Humtah, and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, and Zior; nine cities with their villages:
Jos 15:55 Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah,
Jos 15:56 And Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah,
Jos 15:57 Cain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities with their villages:
Jos 15:58 Halhul, Bethzur, and Gedor,
Jos 15:59 And Maarath, and Bethanoth, and Eltekon; six cities with their villages:
Jos 15:60 Kirjathbaal, which is Kirjathjearim, and Rabbah; two cities with their villages:
Jos 15:61 In the wilderness, Betharabah, Middin, and Secacah,
Jos 15:62 And Nibshan, and the city of Salt, and Engedi; six cities with their villages.
Jos 15:63 As for the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out: but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem unto this day.