1: And the second lot came forth (see Ex.28:30. Num.26:55) to Simeon (= heard), even for the tribe of the sons of Simeon according to their families: and their inheritance was within the inheritance of the sons of Judah.
2: And they had in their inheritance Beer-sheba (= well of the oath), or Sheba (= seven, or an oath), and Moladah(= birth, race),
3: And Hazar-shual(= village of jackals), and Balah (= mistress), and Azem(= bone),
4: And Eltolad (= El's kindred), and Bethul (= dweller in El), and Hormah (= a place laid waste),
5: And Ziklag (= winding), and Beth-marcaboth (house of the chariots), and Hazar-susah (= village of horses),
6: And Beth-lebaoth (house of lionesses), and Sharuhen (= refuge of grace); thirteen (= rebellion) cities and their villages:
7: Ain (= spring, well), Remmon (= pomegranate), and Ether (= abundance), and Ashan (= smoke); four (= creation, earth) cities and their villages:
8: And all the villages that were round about these cities to Baalath-beer (= lord of the well), Ramath (= a hill) of the south. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Simeon according to their families.
9: Out of the portion of the children of Judah was the inheritance of the sons of Simeon: for the part of the sons of Judah was too much for them: therefore the sons of Simeon had their inheritance within the inheritance of them.
10: And the third lot came up (i.e. out of the bad, see v.1) for the sons of Zebulun (= a habitation) according to their families: and the border of their inheritance was unto Sarid (= survivor):
11: And their border went up toward the sea, and Maralah (= trembling), and reached to Dabbasheth (= a hill-place), and reached to the river that is before Jokneam (= gathered by the people);
12: And turned from Sarid eastward toward the sunrising to the border of Chisloth-tabor (= lions of a mound), and then goes out to Daberath (= pasture), and goes up to Japhia (= splendid),
13: And from that place passes on along on the east to Gittah-hepher (= wine-press on the hill), to Ittah-kazin (= time of the judge), and goes out to Remmon-methoar (= pomegranate of the shaking) to Neah (shaking);
14: And the border compasses it on the north side to Hannathon (= gracious): and the outgoings thereof are in the valley of Jiphthah-el (= which El [God] opens):
15: And Kattath (= small), and Nahallal (= pasture), and Shimron (= watch-height), and Idalah (= memorial of El), and Bethlehem (= house of bread): twelve (= governmental completeness) cities with their villages.
16: This is the inheritance of the sons of Zebulun according to their families, these cities with their villages.
17: And the fourth lot came out to Issachar (= reward), for the sons of Issachar according to their families.
18: And their border was toward Jezreel (= seed of El [God]), and Chesulloth (= the loins), and Shunem (= double resting-place),
19: And Hapharaim (= two pits), and Shihon (= ruins), and Anaharath (= gorge or pass),
20: And Rabbith (= multitude), and Kishion (= hardness), and Abez (= lofty),
21: And Remeth (= height), and En-gannim (= fountain of the garden), and En-haddah (=swift fountain), and Beth-pazzez (= house of the dispersion);
22: And the boundary reaches to Tabor (= shaken), and Shahazimah (= toward the heights), and Beth-shemesh (house of the son); and the outgoings of their border were at Jordan: sixteen (= love) cities with their villages.
23: This is the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Issachar according to their families, the cities and their villages.
24: And the fifth lot came out for the tribe of the sons of Asher (= blessed) according to their families.
25: And their border was Helkath (= portion), and Hali (= necklace), and Beten (= height), and Achshaph (= fascination),
26: And Alammelech (= king's oak), and Amad (= enduring), and Misheal (= entreaty); and reaches to Carmel (= fruitful place or park) westward, and to Shihor-libnath (= black of whiteness);
27: And turns toward the sun-rising to Beth-dagon (house of a fish), and reaches to Zebulun, and to the valley of Jiphthah-el (= which El [God] opens) toward the north side of Beth-emek (= house of the valley), and Neiel, and goes out to Cabul (= limitation, sterile) on the left hand,
28: And Hebron (= alliance), and Rehob (= enlarger), and Hammon (= warm springs), and Kanah (= a place of reeds), even to great Zidon (= fishery);
29: And then the coast turns to Ramah (= a hill), and to the strong city Tyre (= a rock); and the coast turns to Hosah (= refuge); and the outgoings thereof are at the sea from the coast to Achzib (= lying, false):
30: Ummah also (= union), and Aphek (= strength), and Rehob (= enlarger): twenty two (= light) cities with their villages.
31: This is the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Asher according to their families, these cities with their villages.
32: The sixth lot came out to the sons of Naphtali (= fallen, wresting), even for the sons of Naphtali according to their families.
33: And their boundary was from Heleph (= exchange), from Allon (= an oak) to Zaanannim (= removings), and Adami (= my man, earth), Nekeb (= cavern), and Jabneel (= building of El [God]), to Lakum (= fortification); and the utmost limits thereof were at Jordan:
34: And then the boundary turns westward to Aznoth-tabor (= the ears [i.e. possibly the summits] of the shaken), and goes out from that place to Hukkok (= incised), and reaches to Zebulun on the south side, and reaches to Asher on the west side, and to Judah upon Jordan toward the sun-rising.
35: And the fenced cities are Ziddim (= the declivities [a downward slope]), Zer (= flint), and Hammath (= warm springs), Rakkath (= shore), and Chinnereth (= a circuit. In N.T. called Gennesareth. Cp. Num. 34:11. Deut. 3:17. Josh. 11:2; 13:27),
36: And Adamah (= red earth), and Ramah ( = a hill), and Hazor (= castle),
37: And Kedesh (= sanctuary), and Edrei (= stronghold), and En-hazor (= fount of a castle),
38: And Iron (= pious), and Migdal-el (tower of El [God]), Horem (= sacred), and Beth-anath (house of echo or reply), and Beth-shemesh (= house of the sun); nineteen (= faith) cities with their villages.
39: This is the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Naphtali according to their families, the cities and their villages.
40: And the seventh lot came out for the tribe of the sons of Dan (= a judge) according to their families.
41: And the boundary of their inheritance was Zorah (= hornet), and Eshtaol (= a pass), and Ir-shemesh (= city of the sun),
42: And Shaalabbin (= home of foxes), and Ajalon (= place of gazelles), and Jethlah (= height),
43: And Elon (= an oak), and Thimnathah (= portion), and Ekron (= torn up by the roots; emigration),
44: And Eltekeh(= El its fear), and Gibbethon (= a hill), and Baalath (= mistress),
45: And Jehud (= praised), and Bene-berak (= son of lightning), and Gath-rimmon (= press of the pomegranate),
46: And Me-jarkon (= waters of yellowness), and Rakkon (= the temple), with the border before Japho (= beauty).
47: And the boundary of the sons of Dan went out too little for them: therefore the sons of Dan went up to fight against Leshem (= precious stone), and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and possessed it, and dwelt therein, and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father.
48: This is the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Dan according to their families, these cities with their villages.
49: When they had made an end of dividing the land for inheritance by their coasts, the sons of Israel gave an inheritance to Joshua the son of Nun among them:
50: According to the word (put for mouth,i.e. what is spoken by it) of the Lord they gave him the city which he asked, even Timnath-serah (= portion of abundance) in mount Ephraim (= double fruitfulness): and he rebuilt the city, and dwelt therein.
51: These are the inheritances which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the sons of Israel, divided for an inheritance by lot in Shiloh (see 18:1) before the Lord, at the entrance of the tent of the congregation. So they made an end of dividing the country.