Chapter 17

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 Gilead.
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 to 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 to 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 that land.
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 to 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 me hitherto?
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 to 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.

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