THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

Book of Josue (Author Josue (primarily))

19:1¤ And the second lot came forth for the children of Simeon by their kindreds: and their inheritance was

19:2In the midst of the possession of the children of Juda: Bersabee and Sabee and Molada

19:3And Hasersual, Bala and Asem,

19:4And Eltholad, Bethul and Harma,

19:5And Siceleg and Bethmarchaboth and Hasersusa,

19:6And Bethlebaoth and Sarohen: thirteen cities, and their villages.

19:7Ain Remmon and Athor and Asan: four cities, and their villages.

19:8And all the villages round about these cities to Baalath Beer Ramath to the south quarter. This is the inheritance of the children of Simeon according to their kindreds,

19:9In the possession and lot of the children of Juda: because it was too great, and therefore the children of Simeon had their possession in the midst of their inheritance.

19:10And the third lot fell to the children of Zabulon by their kindreds: and the border of their possession was unto Sarid.

19:11And It went up from the sea and from Merala, and came to Debbaseth: as far as the torrent, which is over against Jeconam.

19:12And it returneth from Sarid eastward to the borders of Ceseleththabor: and it goeth out to Dabereth and ascendeth towards Japhie.

19:13And it passeth along from thence to the east side of Gethhepher and Thacasin: and goeth out to Remmon, Amthar and Noa.

19:14And it turneth about to the north of Hanathon: and the outgoings thereof are the valley of Jephtahel,

19:15And Cateth and Naalol and Semeron and Jedala and Bethlehem: twelve cities and their villages.

19:16This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Zabulon by their kindreds, the cities and their villages.

19:17The fourth lot came out to Issachar by their kindreds.

19:18And his inheritance was Jezrael and Casaloth and Sunem,

19:19And Hapharaim and Seon and Anaharath,

19:20And Rabboth and Cesion, Abes,

19:21And Rameth and Engannim and Enhadda and Bethpheses.

19:22And the border thereof cometh to Thabor and Sehesima and Bethsames: and the outgoings thereof shall be at the Jordan: sixteen cities, and their villages.

19:23This is the possession of the sons of Issachar by their kindreds, the cities and their villages.

19:24And the fifth lot fell to the tribe of the children of Aser by their kindreds:

19:25And their border was Halcath and Chali and Beten and Axaph,

19:26And Elmelech and Amaad and Messal: and it reacheth to Carmel by the sea and Sihor and Labanath,

19:27And it returneth towards the east to Bethdagon: and passeth along to Zabulon and to the valley of Jephthael towards the north to Bethemec and Nehiel. And it goeth out to the left side of Cabul,

19:28And to Abaran and Rohob and Hamon and Cana, as far as the great Sidon.

19:29And it returneth to Horma to the strong city of Tyre, and to Hosa: and the outgoings thereof shall be at the sea from the portion of Achziba:

19:30And Amma and Aphec and Rohob: twenty-two cities, and their villages.

19:31This is the possession of the children of Aser by their kindreds, and the cities and their villages.

19:32The sixth lot came out to the sons of Nephtali by their families:

19:33And the border began from Heleph and Elon to Saananim, and Adami, which is Neceb, and Jebnael even to Lecum: and their outgoings unto the Jordan:

19:34And the border returneth westward to Azanotthabor, and goeth out from thence to Hucuca, and passeth along to Zabulon southward, and to Aser westward, and to Juda upon the Jordan towards the rising of the sun.

19:35And the strong cities are Assedim, Ser, and Emath, and Reccath and Cenereth,

19:36And Edema and Arama, Asor,

19:37And Cedes and Edri, Enhasor,

19:38And Jeron and Magdalel, Horem, and Bethanath and Bethsames: nineteen cities, and their villages.

19:39This is the possession of the tribe of the children of Nephtali by their kindreds, the cities and their villages.

19:40The seventh lot came out to the tribe of the children of Dan by their families

19:41And the border of their possession was Saraa and Esthaol, and Hirsemes, that is, the city of the sun,

19:42Selebin and Aialon and Jethela,

19:43Elon and Themna and Acron,

19:44Elthece, Gebbethon and Balaath,

19:45And Juda and Bane and Barach and Gethremmon:

19:46And Mejarcon and Arecon, with the border that looketh towards Joppe,

19:47And is terminated there. And the children of Dan went up and fought against Lesem, and took it: and they put it to the sword, and possessed it, and dwelt in it, calling the name of it Lesem Dan, by the name of Dan their father.

19:48This is the possession of the tribe of the sons of Dan, by their kindreds, the cities and their villages.

19:49And when he had made an end of dividing the land by lot to each one by their tribes, the children of Israel gave a possession to Josue the son of Nun in the midst of them,

19:50According to the commandment of the Lord, the city which he asked for, Thamnath Saraa, in mount Ephraim: and he built up the city, and dwelt in it.

19:51These are the possessions which Eleazar the priest, and Josue the son of Nun, and the princes of the families, and of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed by lot in Silo, before the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of the testimony, and they divided the land.

20:1¤ And the Lord spoke to Josue, saying: Speak to the children of Israel and say to them:

20:2Appoint cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you by the hand of Moses:

20:3That whosoever shall kill a person unawares may flee to them, and may escape the wrath of the kinsman, who is the avenger of blood.

20:4And when he shall flee to one of these cities: he shall stand before the gate of the city, and shall speak to the ancients of that city, such things as prove him innocent: and so shall they receive him, and give him a place to dwell in.

20:5And when the avenger of blood shall pursue him, they shall not deliver him into his hands, because he slew his neighbour unawares, and is not proved to have been his enemy two or three days before,

20:6And he shall dwell in that city, till he stand before judgment to give an account of his fact, and till the death of the high priest, who shall be at that time: then shall the manslayer return, and go into his own city and house from whence he fled.

20:7And they appointed Cedes in Galilee of mount Nephtali, and Sichem in mount Ephraim, and Cariath-Arbe, the same is Hebron in the mountain of Juda.

20:8And beyond the Jordan to the east of Jericho, they appointed Bosor, which is upon the plain of the wilderness of the tribe of Ruben, and Ramoth in Galaad of the tribe of Gad, and Gaulon in Basan of the tribe of Manasses.

20:9These cities were appointed for all the children of Israel, and for the strangers, that dwelt among them, that whosoever had killed a person unawares might flee to them, and not die by the hand of the kinsman, coveting to revenge the blood that was shed, until he should stand before the people to lay open his cause.

21:1¤ Then the princes of the families of Levi came to Eleazar the priest, and to Josue the son of Nun, and to the princes of the kindreds of all the tribes of the children of Israel

21:2And they spoke to them in Silo in the land of Chanaan, and said: The Lord commanded by the hand of Moses, that cities should be given us to dwell in, and their suburbs to feed our cattle.

21:3And the children of Israel gave out of their possessions according to the commandment of the Lord, cities and their suburbs.

21:4And the lot came out for the family of Caath of the children of Aaron the priest out of the tribes of Juda, and of Simeon, and of Benjamin, thirteen cities.

21:5And to the rest of the children of Caath, that is, to the Levites, who remained, out of the tribes of Ephraim, and of Dan, and the half tribe of Manasses, ten cities.

21:6And the lot came out to the children of Gerson, that they should take of the tribes of Issachar and of Aser and of Nephtali, and of the half tribe of Manasses in Basan, thirteen cities.

21:7And to the sons of Merari by their kindreds, of the tribes of Ruben and of Gad and of Zabulon, twelve cities.

21:8And the children of Israel gave to the Levites the cities and their suburbs, as the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses, giving to every one by lot.

21:9Of the tribes of the children of Juda and of Simeon Josue gave cities: whose names are these,

21:10To the sons of Aaron, of the families of Caath of the race of Levi (for the first lot came out for them)

21:11The city of Arbe the father of Enac, which is called Hebron, in the mountain of Juda, and the suburbs thereof round about.

21:12But the fields and the villages thereof he had given to Caleb the son of Jephone for his possession.

21:13He gave therefore to the children of Aaron the priest, Hebron a city of refuge, and the suburbs thereof, and Lebna with the suburbs thereof,

21:14And Jether and Estemo,

21:15And Holon, and Dabir,

21:16And Ain, and Jeta, and Bethsames, with their suburbs: nine cities out of the two tribes, as hath been said.

21:17And out of the tribe of the children of Benjamin, Gabaon, and Gabae,

21:18And Anathoth and Almon, with, their suburbs: four cities.

21:19All the cities together of the children of Aaron the priest, were thirteen, with their suburbs,

21:20And to the rest of the families of the children of Caath of the race of Levi was given this possession.

21:21Of the tribe of Ephraim, Sichem one of the cities of refuge, with the suburbs thereof in mount Ephraim, and Gazer,

21:22And Cibsaim, and Beth-horon, with their suburbs, four cities.

21:23And of the tribe of Dan, Eltheco and Gabathon,

21:24And Aialon and Gethremmon, with their suburbs, four cities.

21:25And of the half tribe of Manasses, Thanac and Gethremmon, with their suburbs, two cities.

21:26All the cities were ten, with their suburbs, which were given to the children of Caath, of the inferior degree.

21:27To the children of Gerson also of the race of Levi out of the half tribe of Manasses, Gaulon in Basan, one of the cities of refuge, and Bosra, with their suburbs, two cities.

21:28And of the tribe of Issachar, Cesion, and Dabereth,

21:29And Jaramoth, and Engannim, with their suburbs, four cities.

21:30And of the tribe of Aser, Masal and Abdon,

21:31And Helcath, and Rohob, with their suburbs, four cities.

21:32Of the tribe also of Nephtali, Cedes in Galilee, one of the cities of refuge: and Hammoth Dor, and Carthan, with their suburbs, three cities.

21:33All the cities of the families of Gerson, were thirteen, with their suburbs.

21:34And to the children of Merari, Levites of the inferior degree, by their families were given of the tribe of Zabulon, Jecnam and Cartha,

21:35And Damna and Naalol, four cities with their suburbs.

21:36Of the tribe of Ruben beyond the Jordan over against Jericho, Bosor in the wilderness, one of the cities of refuge, Misor and Jaser and

21:37Jethson and Mephaath, four cities with their suburbs.

21:38Of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Galaad, one of the cities of refuge, and Manaim and

21:39Hesebon and Jaser, four cities with their suburbs,

21:40All the cities of the children of Merari by their families and kindreds, were twelve.

21:41So all the cities of the Levites within the possession of the children of Israel were forty-eight,

21:42With their suburbs, each distributed by the families.

21:43And the Lord God gave to Israel all the land that he had sworn to give to their fathers: and they possessed it, and dwelt in it.

21:44And he gave them peace from all nations round about: and none of their enemies durst stand against them, but were brought under their dominion.

21:45Not so much as one word, which he had promised to perform unto them, was made void, but all came to pass.



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