1. The second share of land went to the tribe of Simeon, according to their clans; their land was encircled by the land of the tribe of Judah.

2. For they had Beer-sheba, Shema, Moladah;

3. Hazarshual, Balah, Ezem;

4. Eltolad, Bethul, Hormah;

5. Ziglag, Beth-marcaboth, Hazar-susah;

6. Beth-lebaoth and Sharuhen - thirteen towns and their surrounding villages:

7. Ain, Rimmon, Ether and Ashan - four towns and their surrounding villages.

8. Moreover, they were given all the villages lying outside these towns as far as Baalath-beer, Ramah of the Negeb. This was the land given to the tribe of Simeon according to their clans.

9. This land was taken from the territory of Judah, because their share of these was too large for them; this is why the tribe of Simeon was given land within the territory of the tribe of Judah.

10. The third share of land went to the tribe of Zebulun according to their clans; their border reached as far as Sarid.

11. From there the border climbed westward to Maraalah, touching Dabbesheth first and then the stream east of Jokneam.

12. From Sarid it went eastward toward the sunrise to the border of Chisloth-tabor, then to Dobrath and to Japhia.

13. From there it continued eastward to Gathhepher and Ittah-kazin; it came out at Rimmon and turned toward Neah.

14. On the north the border bent toward Hannathon and ended at the valley of Iphtahel.

15. It included Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Iralah and Bethlehem - twelve towns with their surrounding villages.

16. This was the land received by the tribe of Zebulun according to their clans: these towns and their surrounding villages.

17. The fourth share of land went to the tribe of Issachar, according to their clans.

18. Their border reached to Jezreel and included Chesulloth and Shunem;

19. Hapharaim, Shion, Anaharath;

20. Dobrath, Kishion, Ebez;

21. Remeth and En-gannim, En-haddah and Beth-pazzez.

22. Their border touched Tabor and Shahazimah and Beth-shemesh, and ended at the Jordan: sixteen towns with their surrounding villages.

23. This was the land given to the tribe of Issachar, according to their clans: the towns with their surrounding villages.

24. The fifth share of land went to the tribe of Asher, according to their clans.

25. Within their territory were Helkath, Hali, Beten, Achshaph,

26. Allammelech, Amad and Mishal; on the west their border touched Carmel and the stream of the Libnath;

27. on the other side it went eastward to Beth-dagon, touching Zebulun and the Valley of Iphtahel on the way north to Beth-emek and Neiel. It continued north to Cabul,

28. Abdon, Rehob, Hammon and Kanah as far as Sidon the Great.

29. The border then turned back toward Ramah reaching the fortress city of Tyre. From there it turned to Hosah and ended at the Mediterranean Sea. It included Mahalab, Achzib,

30. Acco, Aphek, Rehob: twenty-two towns with their surrounding villages.

31. This was the land given to the tribe of Asher, according to their clans; these towns with their surrounding villages.

32. The sixth share of land went to the tribe of Naphtali according to their clans.

33. Their border went from Heleph and the Oak of Zanaannim to Adami-negeb, to Jabneel as far as Lakkum, and ended at the Jordan.

34. From there the border ran west to Aznoth-tabor and went on to Hukkok, touching Zebulun on the south, Asher on the west and the Jordan on the east.

35. The fortified towns were Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Chinnereth;

36. Adamah, Ramah, Hazor;

37. Kedesh, Edrei, En-hazor;

38. Yiron, Migdalel, Horem, Beth-anath, Beth-shemesh: nineteen towns with their surrounding villages.

39. This was the land given to the tribe of Naphtali according to their clans.

40. The seventh share of the land went to the tribe of Dan according to their clans,

41. Within their territory were Zorah, Eshtaol, Irshemesh;

42. Sha-alabbin, Aijalon, Ithlah;

43. Elon, Timnah, Ekron,

44. Eltekeh, Gibbethon,

45. Baalath; Jehud, Bene-berak, Gathrimmon;

46. Mejarkon and Rakkon with the land around Joppa.

47. But the territory of the tribe of Dan was too small for them; and therefore they went up and attacked Leshem and captured it and killed its people. Having seized the town they settled in it, and changed the name of Leshem to Dan after Dan their ancestor.

48. This was the land of the tribe of Dan, according to their clans: these towns with their surrounding villages.

49. When the Israelites finished distributing the land by drawing lots, they gave Joshua son of Nun a part of the land as his own;

50. at the command of Yahweh, they gave him the town he had asked for, Timnath-serah in the hill country of Ephraim; he rebuilt the city and settled there.

51. These are the shares of land which Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the heads of each family divided among the tribes of Israel by drawing lots at Shiloh, in Yahweh's presence, at the door of the Tent of Meeting; and thus they finished dividing the land.



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