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Numbers 34 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

34 3 The coasts and borders of the land of Canaan. 17 Certain men are assigned to divide the land.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land of Canaan, this is the [a]land that shall fall unto your inheritance: that is, the land of Canaan with the coasts thereof.

And your South quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin to the borders of Edom: so that your South quarter shall be from the salt Sea coast Eastward

And the border shall compass you from the South to [b]Maaleh Akrabbim, and reach to Zin, and go out from the South to Kadesh Barnea: thence it shall stretch to Hazar Addar, and go along to Azmon.

And the border shall compass from Azmon unto the [c]river of Egypt, and shall go out to the sea.

And your West quarter shall be [d]the great sea: even that border shall be your West coast.

And this shall be your North quarter, ye shall mark out your border from the great sea unto mount [e]Hor.

From mount Hor ye shall point out till it come unto Hamath, and the end of the coast shall be at Zedad.

And the coast shall reach out to Ziphron, and go out at Hazar Enan, this shall be your North quarter.

10 And ye shall mark out your East quarter from Hazar Enan to Shepham.

11 And the coast shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, and from the East side of Ain: and the same border shall descend and go out at the side of the sea of [f]Chinnereth Eastward.

12 Also that border shall go down to Jordan, and leave at the salt sea: this shall be your land with the coasts thereof round about.

13 ¶ Then Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, This is the land which ye shall inherit by lot, which the Lord commanded to give unto nine tribes, and half the tribe.

14 For the tribe of the children of Reuben, according to the households of their fathers, and the tribe of the children of Gad, according to their fathers’ households, and half the tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance.

15 Two tribes and an half tribe have received their inheritance on this side of Jordan toward Jericho full East.

16 ¶ Again the Lord spake to Moses, saying,

17 These are the names of the men which shall divide the land unto you: Eleazar the Priest, and Joshua the son of Nun.

18 And ye shall take also a [g]prince of every tribe to divide the land.

19 The names also of the men are these: Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

20 And of the tribe of the sons of Simeon, Shemuel the son of Ammihud.

21 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the son of Chislon.

22 Also of the tribe of the sons of Dan, the prince Bukki, the son of Jogli.

23 Of the sons of Joseph: of the tribe of the sons of Manasseh, the prince Hanniel the son of Ephod.

24 And of the tribe of the sons of Ephraim, the prince Kemuel, the son of Shiphtan.

25 Of the tribe also of the sons of Zebulun, the prince Elizaphan, the son of Parnach.

26 So of the tribe of the sons of Issachar, the prince Paltiel, the son of Azzan.

27 Of the tribe also of the sons of Asher, the prince Ahihud, the son of Shelomi.

28 And of the tribe of the sons of Naphtali, the prince Pedahel, the son of Ammihud.

29 These are they, whom the Lord commanded to [h]divide the inheritance unto the children of Israel, in the land of Canaan.

Footnotes:

  1. Numbers 34:2 Meaning, the description of the land.
  2. Numbers 34:4 Or, ascending up of scorpions.
  3. Numbers 34:5 Which was Nilus, or as some think, Rhinocotura.
  4. Numbers 34:6 Which is called Mediterranean.
  5. Numbers 34:7 Which is a mountain near Tyre and Sidon, and not that Hor in the wilderness where Aaron died.
  6. Numbers 34:11 Which in the Gospel is called the lake of Gennesaret.
  7. Numbers 34:18 One of the heads or chief men of every tribe.
  8. Numbers 34:29 And be judges over every piece of ground that should fall to any by lot, to the intent that all things might be done orderly and without contention.
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Numbers 34 New International Version (NIV)

Boundaries of Canaan

34 The Lord said to Moses, “Command the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter Canaan, the land that will be allotted to you as an inheritance is to have these boundaries:

“‘Your southern side will include some of the Desert of Zin along the border of Edom. Your southern boundary will start in the east from the southern end of the Dead Sea, cross south of Scorpion Pass, continue on to Zin and go south of Kadesh Barnea. Then it will go to Hazar Addar and over to Azmon, where it will turn, join the Wadi of Egypt and end at the Mediterranean Sea.

“‘Your western boundary will be the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. This will be your boundary on the west.

“‘For your northern boundary, run a line from the Mediterranean Sea to Mount Hor and from Mount Hor to Lebo Hamath. Then the boundary will go to Zedad, continue to Ziphron and end at Hazar Enan. This will be your boundary on the north.

10 “‘For your eastern boundary, run a line from Hazar Enan to Shepham. 11 The boundary will go down from Shepham to Riblah on the east side of Ain and continue along the slopes east of the Sea of Galilee.[a] 12 Then the boundary will go down along the Jordan and end at the Dead Sea.

“‘This will be your land, with its boundaries on every side.’”

13 Moses commanded the Israelites: “Assign this land by lot as an inheritance. The Lord has ordered that it be given to the nine and a half tribes, 14 because the families of the tribe of Reuben, the tribe of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance. 15 These two and a half tribes have received their inheritance east of the Jordan across from Jericho, toward the sunrise.”

16 The Lord said to Moses, 17 “These are the names of the men who are to assign the land for you as an inheritance: Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun. 18 And appoint one leader from each tribe to help assign the land. 19 These are their names:

Caleb son of Jephunneh,

from the tribe of Judah;

20 Shemuel son of Ammihud,

from the tribe of Simeon;

21 Elidad son of Kislon,

from the tribe of Benjamin;

22 Bukki son of Jogli,

the leader from the tribe of Dan;

23 Hanniel son of Ephod,

the leader from the tribe of Manasseh son of Joseph;

24 Kemuel son of Shiphtan,

the leader from the tribe of Ephraim son of Joseph;

25 Elizaphan son of Parnak,

the leader from the tribe of Zebulun;

26 Paltiel son of Azzan,

the leader from the tribe of Issachar;

27 Ahihud son of Shelomi,

the leader from the tribe of Asher;

28 Pedahel son of Ammihud,

the leader from the tribe of Naphtali.”

29 These are the men the Lord commanded to assign the inheritance to the Israelites in the land of Canaan.

Footnotes:

  1. Numbers 34:11 Hebrew Kinnereth
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