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Commentary On Joshua by Jean Calvin

CHAPTER 19

1 And the second lot came out to Simeon, the tribe of the children of Simeon by their families; and their inheritance was in the midst of the inheritance of the children of Judah.

2 And they had for their inheritance Beer-seba, and Seba, and Moladah,

3 And Hasar-Sual, and Balah, and Asen,

4 And Eltholad, and Bethul, and Hormah,

5 And Siclag, and Beth-Marcaboth, and Hasarsusa,

6 And Beth-Lebaoth, and Saruhen; thirteen cities and their villages.

7 Ain, Rimmon, and Ether, and Asan; four cities and their villages.

8 And all the villages which were around those cities even to Baalath-beer, southern Ramath. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Simeon by their families.

9 Out of a portion of the children of Judah was made the inheritance of the children of Simeon: for the portion of the children of Judah was too great for them, and thus the children of Simeon received an inheritance in the midst of their inheritance.

10 And the third lot came up for the sons of Zabulon, by their families, and the boundary of their inheritance was even to Sarid.

11 And their boundary goes up to the sea, and Maralah, and reaches to Dabbaseth, and arrives at the river which is over against Jocnea.

12 And returns from Sarid to the east, that is, to the sun-rising, to the border of Chisloth-Thabor, and thence goes out to Dabrath, and goes up to Japhia.

13 Thence, moreover, it passes to the east, at its rising, to Githah-Hepher, and Ihtahcasin: and thence it goes out into Rimmon, and winds round to Neah.

14 The same boundary likewise winds round from the north to Hannathon: and its goings out are to the valley of Iphthael,

15 And Catthath, and Nahalal, and Simron, and Idalah, and Bethlehem: twelve cities and their villages.

16 This is the inheritance of the children of Zabulon by their families: these cities and their villages.

17 The fourth lot came out to Issachar, to the children of Issachar, I say, by their families.

18 And their boundary was Jezrael, and Chesuloth, and Sunem.

19 And Hapharaim, and Sion, and Ana-harat,

20 And Rabbith, and Cision, and Abeth,

21 And Remeth, and Engannim, and Enhaddad, and Beth-passes.

22 And their boundary reached to Thabor, and Sahasima, and Beth-semes: and the outgoings of their boundary will be at the Jordan sixteen cities and their villages.

23 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Issachar by their families, their cities and villages.

24 And the fifth lot came out for the tribe of the children of Aser by their families.

25 And their boundary was Helcath, and Hali, and Bethen, and Achsaph,

26 And Alamelech, and Amad, and Misal: and it reached to Carmel at the sea, and to Sihor-libnath.

27 And it returns to the east in Beth-dagon, and reaches to Zabulon, and to the valley of Iphtahel on the north, and to Beth-emec, and Neel, and it goes out to Chabul on the left,

28 And Ebron, and Rehob, and Hammon, and Canah, even to great Sidon

29 And the boundary returns to Ramah, even to the fortified city of the rock; thence the boundary returns to Hosah, and its outgoings are at the sea by the coast of Achzib;

30 And Ummah, and Aphec, and Rehob: twenty-two cities and their villages.

31 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Aser by their families; those cities and their villages.

32 To the sons of Naphtali the sixth lot came out, to the sons of Naphtali, I say, by their families.

33 And their boundary was by Heleph, and by Elon in Saanannim, and Adami, Neceb, and Jabneel, even to the lake, and its outgoings are at the Jordan.

34 Afterwards the boundary returns to the sea at Aznoth-thabor, and proceeds thence to Huccoc, and reaches to Zabulon on the south, and reaches to Aser on the west, and to Judah on the Jordan on the east.

35 And the fortified cities are Siddim, Ser, and Hammath, Raccath, and Chinnereth,

36 And Adamah, and Ramah, and Hasor,

37 And Cedes, and Hedrei, and En-Hasor,

38 And Iron, and Migdal-el, Horem, and Beth-anath, and Beth-semes nineteen cities and their villages.

39 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Naphtali, by their families, their cities, and their villages.

40 The seventh lot came out to the tribe of the children of Dan, by their families.

41 And the boundary of their inheritance was Sorah, and Esthaol, and Ir-semes,

42 And Saalabbin, and Ajalon, and Ithlah,

43 And Elon, and Thimnathah, and Ecron,

44 And Elthece, and Gibbethon, and Baalath,

45 And Jehud, and Bene-berac, and Gath-rimon,

46 And Mehaiarcon, and Raccon, with its boundary against Japho.

47 And the boundary of the children of Dan went out from them: and the children of Dan went up and fought with Lesem, and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and received it with their inheritance, and dwelt in it, and they called Lesem Dan after the name of Dan their father.

48 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Dan, by their families; those cities and their towns.

49 And when they had made an end of dividing the land, assigning each their boundaries, the children of Israel gave an inheritance to Joshua himself the son of Nun, in the midst of them:

50 According to the word of Jehovah, they gave him the city which he asked, Thimnath-serah in mount Ephraim; and he built a city and dwelt in it.

51 Those are the inheritances, possession of which was delivered by Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the chiefs of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, by lot, in Silo, before Jehovah, at the door of the tabernacle of convention; and they made an end of dividing the land.

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