Joshua divides the conquered (and unconquered) land
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
This is the land that yet remaineth: all the borders of the Philistines,
and all Geshuri,
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:
From the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that is beside
the Sidonians unto Aphek, to the borders of the Amorites:
And the land of the Giblites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrising, from
Baalgad under mount Hermon unto the entering into Hamath.
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.
Joshua was old. God said to him,
You are old.
There is still a lot of land for Israel to possess.
I'll help you possess it by driving out all of its inhabitants. 
Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance unto the nine tribes,
and the half tribe of Manasseh,
Divide the land by casting lots among the nine tribes and half the tribe of Manasseh.
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;
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;
And all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, which reigned in
Heshbon, unto the border of the children of Ammon;
And Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maachathites, and all
mount Hermon, and all Bashan unto Salcah;
(The Reubenites and the Gadites had already received their inheritance from Moses.)
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.
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.
Only unto the tribes of Levi he gave none inheritance; the sacrifices of
the LORD God of Israel made by fire are their inheritance, as he said unto
And Moses gave unto the tribe of the children of Reuben inheritance
according to their families.
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;
Heshbon, and all her cities that are in the plain; Dibon, and Bamothbaal,
And Jahaza, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,
And Kirjathaim, and Sibmah, and Zarethshahar in the mount of the valley,
And Bethpeor, and Ashdothpisgah, and Bethjeshimoth,
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.
(Moses smote and cast out the kingdom of Og, which were the remnants of the giants [2
Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of Israel
slay with the sword among them that were slain by them.
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.
And Moses gave inheritance unto the tribe of Gad, even unto the children
of Gad according to their families.
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;
And from Heshbon unto Ramathmizpeh, and Betonim; and from Mahanaim unto
the border of Debir;
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.
This is the inheritance of the children of Gad after their families, the
cities, and their villages.
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
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
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.
These are the countries which Moses did distribute for inheritance in the
plains of Moab, on the other side Jordan, by Jericho, eastward.
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 Israelites killed Balaam with the sword. [3