The nine tribes and half are to have their inheritance by lot. Caleb by privilege obtaineth Hebron.
1 And these are the countries which the children of Israel inherited in the land of Canaan, 1which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed for inheritance to them.
2 By 1lot was their inheritance, as the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half tribe.
3 For 1Moses had given the inheritance of two tribes and an half tribe on the other side 2Jordan: but unto the Levites he gave none inheritance among them.
4 For 1the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim: therefore they gave no part unto the Levites in the land, 2save cities to dwell in, with their suburbs for their cattle and for their substance.
5 As 1the Lord commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did, and they divided the land.
6 ¶ Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in 1Gilgal: and 2Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said unto him, Thou knowest the thing that the Lord said unto Moses 3the man of God concerning me and thee in Kadesh-barnea.
7 Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the Lord 1sent me from Kadesh-barnea to espy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in mine heart.
8 Nevertheless 1my brethren that went up with me made the heart of the people melt: but 2I wholly followed the Lord my God.
9 And Moses sware on that day, saying, 1Surely the land whereon thy feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children's for ever, because thou hast wholly followed the Lord my God.
10 And now, behold, the Lord hath kept me alive, 1as he said, these 2forty and five years, even since the Lord spake this word unto Moses, while the children of Israel awandered in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day 3fourscore and five years old.
11 As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: 1as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in.
12 Now therefore give me this 1mountain, whereof the Lord spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day 2how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the Lord will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the Lord said.
13 And Joshua 1blessed him, and 2gave unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh 3Hebron for an inheritance.
14 Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite unto this day, because that he wholly followed the Lord God of Israel.
15 And 1the name of Hebron before was Kirjath-arba; which Arba was a great man among the Anakims. And the land had rest from 2war.