Directions for the Conquest of Canaan
50In the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:51Speak to the Israelites, and say to them: When you cross over the Jordan into the land of Canaan,52you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their figured stones, destroy all their cast images, and demolish all their high places.53You shall take possession of the land and settle in it, for I have given you the land to possess.54You shall apportion the land by lot according to your clans; to a large one you shall give a large inheritance, and to a small one you shall give a small inheritance; the inheritance shall belong to the person on whom the lot falls; according to your ancestral tribes you shall inherit.55But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then those whom you let remain shall be as barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides; they shall trouble you in the land where you are settling.56And I will do to you as I thought to do to them.Chapter 34The Boundaries of the Land
1The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:2Command the Israelites, and say to them: When you enter the land of Canaan (this is the land that shall fall to you for an inheritance, the land of Canaan, defined by its boundaries),3your south sector shall extend from the wilderness of Zin along the side of Edom. Your southern boundary shall begin from the end of the Dead Sea on the east;4your boundary shall turn south of the ascent of Akrabbim, and cross to Zin, and its outer limit shall be south of Kadesh-barnea; then it shall go on to Hazar-addar, and cross to Azmon;5the boundary shall turn from Azmon to the Wadi of Egypt, and its termination shall be at the Sea.6For the western boundary, you shall have the Great Sea and its coast; this shall be your western boundary.7This shall be your northern boundary: from the Great Sea you shall mark out your line to Mount Hor;8from Mount Hor you shall mark it out to Lebo-hamath, and the outer limit of the boundary shall be at Zedad;9then the boundary shall extend to Ziphron, and its end shall be at Hazar-enan; this shall be your northern boundary.10You shall mark out your eastern boundary from Hazar-enan to Shepham;11and the boundary shall continue down from Shepham to Riblah on the east side of Ain; and the boundary shall go down, and reach the eastern slope of the sea of Chinnereth;12and the boundary shall go down to the Jordan, and its end shall be at the Dead Sea. This shall be your land with its boundaries all around.13Moses commanded the Israelites, saying: This is the land that you shall inherit by lot, which the Lord has commanded to give to the nine tribes and to the half-tribe;14for the tribe of the Reubenites by their ancestral houses and the tribe of the Gadites by their ancestral houses have taken their inheritance, and also the half-tribe of Manasseh;15the two tribes and the half-tribe have taken their inheritance beyond the Jordan at Jericho eastward, toward the sunrise.Tribal Leaders
16The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:17These are the names of the men who shall apportion the land to you for inheritance: the priest Eleazar and Joshua son of Nun.18You shall take one leader of every tribe to apportion the land for inheritance.19These are the names of the men: Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb son of Jephunneh.20Of the tribe of the Simeonites, Shemuel son of Ammihud.21Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad son of Chislon.22Of the tribe of the Danites a leader, Bukki son of Jogli.23Of the Josephites: of the tribe of the Manassites a leader, Hanniel son of Ephod,24and of the tribe of the Ephraimites a leader, Kemuel son of Shiphtan.25Of the tribe of the Zebulunites a leader, Eli-zaphan son of Parnach.26Of the tribe of the Issacharites a leader, Paltiel son of Azzan.27And of the tribe of the Asherites a leader, Ahihud son of Shelomi.28Of the tribe of the Naphtalites a leader, Pedahel son of Ammihud.29These were the ones whom the Lord commanded to apportion the inheritance for the Israelites in the land of Canaan.