This was the land assigned to the tribe of Issachar by its clans,
including the cities and their towns.
Ashers Tribal Lands
The fifth lot belonged to the tribe of Asher by its clans.
included Helkath, Hali, Beten, Acshaph,
21 The tribal leaders of the Levites went before Eleazar the priest and
Joshua son of Nun and the Israelite tribal leaders 2 in Shiloh in the land of
Canaan and said, The LORD told Moses to assign us cities in which to live
along with the
Kibzaim, and Beth Horon, along with the grazing areas of eacha
total of four cities.23 From the tribe of Dan they assigned Eltekeh,
Aijalon, and Gath Rimmon, along with the grazing areas of
eacha total of four cities.
From the h
Dan after their ancestor.)48 This was the land assigned to the tribe of Dan
by its clans, including these cities and their towns.
Joshua Receives Land
When they finished dividing the land into its regions, the Israelites gave
Joshua son of Nun some lan
Joshua Sends Home the Eastern Tribes
22 Then Joshua summoned the Reubenites, Gadites, and the half-tribe of
Manasseh 2 and told them: You have carried out all the instructions of
Moses the LORDs servant, and you have obeyed all I have told you.3 You
each one a family leader among the Israelite clans.
They went to the
land of Gilead to the Reubenites, Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh,
and said to them:
The entire community of theLORD says, Why have
you disobeyed the God of Israel by turni
the LORD by building an altar for burnt oferings, sacrifices, and tokens of
peace aside from the altar of the LORD our God located in front of his
When Phinehas the priest and the community leaders and clan leaders
who accompanied him h
thousand run away, for the LORD your God fights for you as he promised
you he would. 11 Watch yourselves carefully! Love the LORD your God!
if you ever turn away and make alliances with these nations that remain
near you, and intermarry with them a
own eyes what I did in Egypt. You lived in the wilderness for a long
time. 8 Then I brought you to the land of the Amorites who lived east of
the Jordan. They fought with you, but I handed them over to you; you
conquered their land and I destroyed them fr
Canaanites. Then we will go with you into your allotted land. So the men
of Simeon went with them.
The men of Judah attacked, and the LORD handed the Canaanites and
Perizzites over to them. They killed ten thousand men at Bezek. 5 They
met Adoni-Bezek a
replied, We are witnesses!
Joshua said, Now put aside the foreign
gods that are among you and submit to the LORDGod of Israel.
The people said to Joshua, We will worship the LORD our God and obey
That day Joshua drew up an agreement for the
they had chariots with iron-rimmed wheels.
Caleb received Hebron, just
as Moses had promised. He drove out the three Anakites.
The men of
Benjamin, however, did not conquer the Jebusites living in Jerusalem. The
Jebusites live with the people of Ben
was strong militarily, the Amorites were forced to do hard labor.
border of Amorite territory ran from the Scorpion Ascent to Sela and on
Confrontation and Repentance at Bokim
2 The LORDs angelic messenger went up from Gilgal to Bokim. He said,
the LORD angry.
They abandoned the LORD and worshiped Baal and the
The LORD was furious with Israel and handed them over to robbers who
plundered them. He turned them over to their enemies who lived around
them. They could not withstand
Hamath. 4 They were left to test Israel, so the LORD would know if his
people would obey the commands he gave their ancestors through Moses.
The Israelites lived among the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites,
Hivites, and Jebusites. 6 They took t
but they took no silver as plunder.
From the sky the stars fought,
from their paths in the heavens they fought against Sisera.
The Kishon River carried them off;
the river confronted themthe Kishon River.
Step on the necks of the strong!
said, Be quiet! All his attendants left.
When Ehud approached him, he
was sitting in his well-ventilated upper room all by himself. Ehud said, I
have a message from God for you. When Eglon rose up from his
Ehud reached with his left hand, pull
Ramah and Bethel in the Ephraimite hill country. The Israelites would
come up to her to have their disputes settled.
She summoned Barak son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali. She said
to him, Is it not true that theLORD God of Israel is commanding you?
among forty military units in Israel.
My heart went out to Israels leaders,
to the people who answered the call to war.
Praise the LORD!
You who ride on light-colored female donkeys,
who sit on saddle blankets,
you who walk on the road, pay attention
Then Jael wife of Heber took a tent peg in one hand and a
hammer in the other. She crept up on him, drove the tent peg through his
temple into the ground while he was asleep from exhaustion, and he
Now Barak was chasing Sisera. Jael went o
Sisera is grabbing up colorful cloth,
he is grabbing up colorful embroidered cloth,
two pieces of colorful embroidered cloth,
for the neck of the plunderer!
May all your enemies perish like this, O LORD!
But may those who love you shine
like the rising
The LORD is with you, courageous warrior!
Gideon said to him, Pardon
me, but if the LORD is with us, why has such disaster overtaken us? Where
are all his miraculous deeds our ancestors told us about? They said, Did
the LORD not bring us up from Egypt?
That night God did as he asked. Only the fleece was dry and
the ground around it was covered with dew.
Gideon Reduces the Ranks
7 Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) and his men got up the next morning and
camped near the spring of Harod. The Midian
brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon, who was now on the
other side of the Jordan River.
8 The Ephraimites said to him, Why have you done such a thing to us?
You did not summon us when you went to fight the Midianites! They
argued vehemently with
of his servants and did just as the LORD had told him. He was too afraid of
his fathers family and the men of the city to do it in broad daylight, so he
waited until nighttime.
When the men of the city got up the next morning, they saw the Baal
Midianite camp. It hit a tent so hard it knocked it over and turned it upside
down. The tent just collapsed.
The other man said, Without a doubt
this symbolizes the sword of Gideon son of Joash, the Israelite. God is
handing Midian and all the army ove
should we give bread to your exhausted men?
He seized the leaders of
the city, along with some desert thorns and briers; he then threshed the
men of Succoth with them.
He also tore down the tower of Penuel and
executed the citys men.
He said to Z
seventy sons through his many wives.
His concubine, who lived in
Shechem, also gave him a son, whom he named Abimelech.
of Joash died at a very old age and was buried in the tomb of his father
Joash located in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.
I am not going to stop producing my oil, which is used to honor gods and
men, just to sway above the other trees!
So the trees said to the fig tree, You come and be our king! 11 But the
fig tree said to them, I am not going to stop producing my sweet f
bandits in the hills, who robbed everyone who traveled by on the road.
But Abimelech found out about it.
Gaal son of Ebed came through Shechem with his brothers. The leaders
of Shechem transferred their loyalty to him.
They went out to the field,