14:1 And these [are the countries] which the children of Israel
inherited in the land of Canaan, which 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
14:2 By lot [was] their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by
the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and [for] the
14:3 For Moses had given the inheritance of two tribes and a
half-tribe on the other side of Jordan: but to the Levites he
gave no inheritance among them.
14:4 For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and
Ephraim: therefore they gave no part to the Levites in the
land, save cities to dwell [in], with their suburbs for their
cattle, and for their substance.
14:5 As the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did,
and they divided the land.
14:6 Then the children of Judah came to Joshua in Gilgal: and
Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said to him, Thou
knowest the thing that the LORD said to Moses the man of God
concerning me and thee in Kadesh-barnea.
14:7 Forty years old [was] I when Moses the servant of the LORD
sent me from Kadesh-barnea to explore the land; and I brought
him word again as it [was] in my heart.
14:8 Nevertheless, my brethren that went up with me made the
heart of the people melt: but I wholly followed the LORD my
14:9 And Moses swore on that day, saying, Surely the land on
which thy feet have trodden shall be thy inheritance, and thy
children's for ever; because thou hast wholly followed the LORD
14:10 And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive, as he said,
these forty and five years, even since the LORD spoke this word
to Moses, while [the children of] Israel wandered in the
wilderness: and now, lo, I [am] this day eighty five years old.
14:11 As yet I [am as] strong this day, as [I was] in the day
that Moses sent me: as my strength [was] then, even so [is] my
strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in.
14:12 Now therefore give me this mountain, of which the LORD
spoke in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the
Anakims [were] there, and [that] the cities [were] great [and]
fortified: if the LORD [will be] with me, then I shall be able
to drive them out, as the LORD said.
14:13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave to Caleb the son of
Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance.
14:14 Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son
of Jephunneh the Kenezite to this day; because that he wholly
followed the LORD God of Israel.
14:15 And the name of Hebron before [was] Kirjath-arba; [which
Arba was] a great man among the Anakims. And the land had rest