Lot of half Manasseh
17:1 There was also a lot for the tribe of Manasseh ; for he
[was] the firstborn of Joseph ; [to wit], for Machir the
firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead because he was a man
of war, therefore he had Gilead and Bashan.
17:2 There was also [a lot] for the rest of the children of
Manasseh by their families ; for the children of Abiezer, and for
the children of Helek, and for the children of Asriel, and for
the children of Shechem, and for the children of Hepher, and for
the children of Shemida these [were] the male children of
Manasseh the son of Joseph by their families.
17:3 But Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead,
the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, but
daughters and these [are] the names of his daughters, Mahlah, and
Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
17:4 And they came near before Eleazar the priest, and
before Yeshua the son of Nun, and before the princes, saying, The
LORD commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our
brethren. Therefore according to the commandment of the LORD he
gave them an inheritance among the brethren of their father.
17:5 And there fell ten portions to Manasseh, beside the
land of Gilead and Bashan, which [were] on the other side Jordan
17:6 Because the daughters of Manasseh had an inheritance
among his sons and the rest of Manasseh's sons had the land of
17:7 And the coast of Manasseh was from Asher to Michmethah,
that [lies] before Shechem ; and the border went along on the
right hand unto the inhabitants of Entappuah.
17:8 [Now] Manasseh had the land of Tappuah but Tappuah on
the border of Manasseh [belonged] to the children of Ephraim ;
17:9 And the coast descended unto the river Kanah, southward
of the river these cities of Ephraim [are] among the cities of
Manasseh the coast of Manasseh also [was] on the north side of
the river, and the outgoings of it were at the sea
17:10 Southward [it was] Ephraim's, and northward [it was]
Manasseh's, and the sea is his border ; and they met together in
Asher on the north, and in Issachar on the east.
17:11 And Manasseh had in Issachar and in Asher Bethshean and
her towns, and Ibleam and her towns, and the inhabitants of Dor
and her towns, and the inhabitants of Endor and her towns, and
the inhabitants of Taanach and her towns, and the inhabitants of
Megiddo and her towns, [even] three countries.
17:12 Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out [the
inhabitants of] those cities ; but the Canaanites would stay in
17:13 Yet it came to pass, when the children of Israel were
waxen strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute ; but did
not utterly drive them out.
Addition to Joseph's lot
17:14 And the children of Joseph spake unto Yeshua, saying,
Why have you given me [but] one lot and one portion to inherit,
seeing I [am] a great people, forasmuch as the LORD has blessed
17:15 And Yeshua answered them, If you [be] a great people,
[then] get ya'll up to the wood [country], and cut down for
yourself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the giants, if
mount Ephraim be too narrow for ya'll.
17:16 And the children of Joseph said, The hill is not enough
for us and all the Canaanites that stay in the land of the
valley have chariots of iron, [both they] who [are] of Bethshean
and her towns, and [they] who [are] of the valley of Jezreel.
17:17 And Yeshua spake unto the house of Joseph, [even] to
Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying, You [are] a great people, and
have great power you will not have one lot [only]
17:18 But the mountain shall be your; for it [is] a wood,
and you will cut it down and the outgoings of it shall be your
for you will drive out the Canaanites, though they have iron
chariots, [and] though they [be] strong.
Main Index || Joshua Index
1|| Chapter 2 || Chapter 3
4 || Chapter 5 || Chapter
6 || Chapter 7 || Chapter 8
9 || Chapter 10
11 || Chapter 12 || Chapter 13
14 || Chapter 15 || Chapter
16 || Chapter 17 || Chapter 18
19 || Chapter 20
21 || Chapter 22 || Chapter 23