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ITS BOUNDARIES. Exod.xxiii, 31. And I will set thy bounds from the Red sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert unto the river: for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand; and

thou shalt drive them out before thee.

Deut. iii, 12-17. And this land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites, and to the Gadites. And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half-tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashian, which was called the land of giants. Jair the son of Manasseh took all the country

of Argob, unto the coasts of Ge

CANAAN.

herit it, one as well as another; concerning the which I lifted up mine hand to give it unto your fathers: and this land shall fall unto you for inheritance. And this shall be the border of the land toward the north side, from the great sea, the way of Hethlon, as men go to Zedad; Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border of Damascus and the border of Hamath; Hazarhatticon, which is by the coast of Hauran. And the border from the sea shall be Hazar-enan, the border of Damascus, and the north northward, and the border of Hamath. And this is the north side. And the east side ye shall measure from Hauran, and from Damascus, and from Gilead, and from the land of Israel by Jordan, from the border unto the east sea.

And this is the east side. And

shuri and Maachathi, and called the south side southward, from

them after his own name, Bashan-Tamar even to the waters of strife havoth-jair, unto this day. And in Kadesh, the river to the great I gave Gilead unto Machir. And sea. And this is the south side unto the Reubenites, and unto southward. The west side also the Gadites, I gave from Gilead even unto the river Arnon, half the valley, and the border, even unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon; The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast thereof, from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, under Ashdoth-pisgah eastward.

Deut. iv, 47-49. And they possessed his land, and the land of Og king of Bashan, two kings of the Amorites, which were on this side Jordan, toward the sun rising; From Aroer, which is by the bank of the river Arnon, even unto mount Sion, which is Hermon, And all the plain on this side Jordan eastward, even unto the sea of the plain, under the springs of Pisgah.

Amos vi, 2. Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye to Hamath the great: then go down to Gath of the Philistines: be they better than these kingdoms? or their border greater than your

border?

THE SAME AS SEEN IN THE

VISION OF EZEKIEL.

Ezek. xlvii, 13-21. Thus saith the Lord God, This shall be the border whereby ye shall inherit the land, according to the twelve tribes of Israel; Joseph shall have tro portions. And ye shall in

shall be the great sea from the border, till a man come over against Hamath. This is the west side. So shall ye divide this land unto you according to the tribes of Israel.

Ezek. xlviii, 29, 30. This is the land which ye shall divide by lot unto the tribes of Israel for inheritance, and these are their portions, saith the Lord GOD. And these are the goings out of the city on the north side, four thousand and five hundred measures.

DESCRIPTION OF THE

COUNTRY.

Exod. xxxiii, 3. Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way.

Lev. xx, 24. But I have said

unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the LORD your God, which have seperated you from other people.

Deut. viii, 7-9. For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a

land of oil olive, and honey; A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.

Deut. xxvi, 9-11. And he hath

brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, even a land that floweth with milk and honey. And now, behold, I have brought the first-fruits of the land which thon, O LORD, hast given me. And thou shalt set it before the LORD thy God, and worship before the LORD thy God. And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the LORD thy God bath given unto thee, and unto thine house, thou, and the Levite, and the stranger that is among you.

said, Arise, that we may go up Judges xviii, 9, 10. And they against them: for we have seen good; and are ye still? Be not the land, and, behold, it is very slothful to go, and to enter to ye shall come unto a people secure, possess the land. When ye go, and to a large land: for God hath given it into your hands; a place thing that is in the earth. where there is no want of any

Jer. xxxii, 22. And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey.

Ezek. xx, 6. In the day that I lifted up mine hand unto them, to bring them forth of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands.

(See under Agriculture and
Animals, BEE.)

PROMISE OF POSSESSION.
Gen. xiii, 14, 15, 17. And the
LORD said unto Abram, after that
Lot was separated from him, Lift

up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. Arise, walk through the land, in the length of it, and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.

Gen. xv, 17-21. And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning

lamp that passed between those pieces. In that same day the LORD made a Covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

Gen. xvii, 8. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and

I will be their God.

Gen. xxvi, 2, 3. And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of. Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee: for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries; and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father.

Gen. xxxv, 12. And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.

Gen. xlviii, 21. And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die; out God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your

fathers.

Gen. 1. 24. And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

Erod. vi, 4, 8. And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers. And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am

the LORD.

Exod. xv, 17. Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in: in the Sanctuary, O LORD, which thy hands have established.

fore this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.

Deut. xi, 31. For ye shall pass the land which the LORD your over Jordan, to go in to possess God giveth you, and ye shall possess it, and dwell therein.

Deut. xxxii, 8. When the most High divided to the nations their the sons of Adam, he set the inheritance, when he separated the number of the children of bounds of the people according to Israel.

Joshua 1, 3, 4. Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread up

on, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon, even Euphrates, all the land of the unto the great river, the river Hittites, and unto the great sea, toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.

SUBSEQUENT ALLUSIONS.

1 Chron. xvi, 18, 19. Saying Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance; When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.

Neh. ix, 7, 8. Thou art the LORD the God, who didst choose Abram,

And

and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham: foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant with him, to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast performed thy words: for thou art righteous.

Ps. cv, 11, 12. Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance: When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.

Acts vii, 2-5. And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran, And said unto him, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and come into the land which I shall shew thee. Then came he out of the land of the Chaldeans, and dwelt in CharExod. xxxiii, 1. And the LORD father was dead, he removed him ran: and from thence, when his said unto Moses, Depart, and go into this land, wherein ye now up hence, thou and the people dwell. And he gave him none inwhich thou hast brought up out heritance in it, no, not so much as of the land of Egypt, unto the to set his foot on: yet he promised land which I sware unto Abra- that he would give it to him for a ham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, say-possession, and to his seed after ing, Unto thy seed will I give it. him, when as yet he had no child. Deut. iii, 28. But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him; for he shall go over be

Heb. xi, 8, 10. By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after re

ceive for an inheritance, obeyed;
and he went out, not knowing
whither he went. By faith he so-
journed in the land of promise, as
tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob,
in a strange country, dwelling in
the heirs with him of the same
promise. For he looked for a city
which hath foundations, whose
builder and maker is God.

CONDITIONS OF CONTINUED
POSSESSION.

2 Kings xxi, 8. Neither will I make the feet of Israel move any more out of the land which I gave their fathers; only if they will observe to do according to all that I have commanded them, and according to all the law that my servant Moses commanded them.

fore, in the sight of all Israel, the 1 Chron. xxviii, 8. Now therecongregation of the LORD, and in the audience of our God, keep and seek for all the commandments of the LORD your God; that ye may it for an inheritance for your chilpossess this good land, and leave dren after you for ever.

Jer. vii, 5-7. For if ye thoroughly amend your ways and your judgment between a man and his doings; if ye thoroughly execute neighbour; If ye oppress not the widow, and shed not innocent stranger, the fatherless, and the after other gods to your hurt; blood in this place, neither walk Then will I cause you to dwell in this place in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.

COMMISSION то

CONQUER IT.

Deut. x, 11. And the LORD said unto me, Arise, take thy journey before the people, that they may go in and possess the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give unto them.

Joshua i, 1, 2. Now after the death of Moses, the servant of the LORD, it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying, Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.

Joshua xviii, 2, 3. And there reIsrael seven tribes, which had not mained among the children of yet received their inheritance. And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long are ye slack to go to possess the land, which the LORD God of your fathers hath given you.

CHARACTER AND EXPUL-
SION OF ITS ABORIGINES.
Exod. xxiii, 29, 30. I will not

drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee. By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land.

Exod. xxxiv, 11. Observe thou that which I command thee this day: behold, I drive out before thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite.

Lev. xviii, 25, 27. And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. (For all these abominations have the men of the land done which were before you, and the land is defiled.)

Num. xxiv, 19. Out of Jacob

shall come he that shall have dominion, and shall destroy him that remaineth of the city.

Num. xxxiii, 53, 55, 56. And ye shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land, and dwell therein: for I have given you the land to possess it. But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell. Moreover, it

shall come to pass, that I shall do unto you as I thought to do unto them.

Deut. ix, 1-3. Hear, O Israel; Thou art to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than thyself, cities great, and fenced up to heaven; A people great and tall, the children of the Anakims, whom thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can stand before the children of Anak? Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face: so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said unto thee.

rates, even unto the uttermost sea, I
shall your coast be.

Deut. xii, 31. Thou shalt not do
so unto the LORD thy God: for
every abomination to the LORD
which he hateth hath they done
unto their gods; for even their
sons and their daughters they
have burnt in the fire to their
gods.

Deut. xviii, 14. For these na tions, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.

Deut. xxix, 16, 17. (For ye know

how we have dwelt in the land of
Egypt, and how we came through
the nations which ye passed by;
And ye have seen their abomina-
tions, and their idols, wood and
stone, silver and gold, which
were among them.)

Deut. xxxi, 3. The LORD thy
God, he will go over before thee,
and he will destroy these nations
from before thee, and thou shalt
possess them; and Joshua, he
shall go over before thee, as the
LORD hath said.

Josh. xii, 7, 8. And these are the kings of the country which Joshua and the children of Israel smote on this side Jordan on the west, from Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon, even unto the mount Halak, that goeth up to Seir which Joshua gave unto the tribes of Israel for a possession, according to their divisions: In the mountains, and in the valleys, and in the plains, and in the springs, and in the wilderness, and in the south country; the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

and had feared other gods. And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made.

Ezra ix, 10, 11. And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken thy commandments, Which thou hast commanded by thy servants the prophets, saying, The land, unto which ye go to possess it, is an unclean land with the filthiness of the people of the lands, with their abominations, which have filled it

from one end to another with

their uncleanness.

Neh. ix, 24, 25. So the children went in and possessed the land, and thou subduedst before them the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, and gavest them into their hands, with their kings, the land, and the people of that they might do with them as they would. And they took strong cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods, wells digged, vineyards and oliveyards, and fruit trees in abundance: so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in thy great goodness.

Ps. lxxviii, 55. He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

Acts xiii, 19. And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land to them by lot.

REFLECTIONS UPON THE

CONQUEST.

Num. xxi, 29-31. Woe to thee, Joshua xxiii, 5. And the LORD Moab! thou art undone, O people your God, he shall expel them of Chemosh! he hath given his from before you, and drive them sons that escaped, and his daughfrom out of your sight; and yeters, into captivity unto Sibon shall possess their land, as the LORD your God hath promised unto you.

before you.

Joshua xxiv, 8. And I brought you into the land of the Amorites, which dwelt on the other side Jordan; and they fought with you: and I gave them into your Deut. xl, 22-24. For if ye shall hand, that ye might possess their diligently keep all these command-land; and I destroyed them from ments which I command you, to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him; Then will the LORD drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations and 2 Kings xvii, 7, 8. For so it was, mightier than yourselves. Every that the children of Israel had place whereon the soles of your sinned against the LORD their God, feet shall tread shall be yours: which had brought them out of the from the wilderness and Lebanon, land of Egypt, from under the from the river, the river Euph-hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt,

1 Kings xxi, 26. And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as did the Amorites, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

king of the Amorites. We have shot at them; Heshbon is perished even unto Dibon, and we have laid them waste even unto Nophah, which reacheth unto Medeba. Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites.

Deut. iv, 37, 38. And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt; To drive out nations from before theo, greater and mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day.

Deut. xxvi, 3. And thou shalt go unto the priest that shall be in those days, and say unto him, I profess this day unto the LORD thy God, that I am come unto the

ountry which the LORD sware unto our fathers for to give us.

Neh. ix, 22. Moreover, thou gavest them kingdoms and nations, and didst divide them into corDers: so they possessed the land of Sihon, and the land of the king of Heshbon, and the land of Og king of Bashian.

2 Chron. xx, 7. Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?

Ps. xliv, 1-3. We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers, have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old. How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out. For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.

Ps. xlvii, 4. He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob, whom he loved. Selahi.

Ps. lxxviii, 54. And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, even to this mountain, chich his right hand had purchased.

P3. cv, 44. And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they in herited the labour of the people. Ps. cvi, 10. And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.

Ps. cxl, 6. He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen,

Ps. CXXXV, 10-12. Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings; Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan: And gave their land for an heritage, heritage unto Israel his

an

people.

UNEXPELLED.

SOME OF THE ABORIGINES | knew nothing thereof;) Namely, five lords of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and the Sidon. fans, and the Hivites that dwelt in Baal-hermon unto the entering in mount Lebanon, from mount of Hamath.

Josh. xiii, 13. Nevertheless, the children of Israel expelled not the Geshurites, nor the Maachathites; but the Geshurites and the Maachathites dwell among the Israelites until this day. Ps. cvi, 34, 35. They did not deJosh. xv, 63. As for the Jebus-stroy the nations, concerning ites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, them: But were mingled among whom the LORD commanded the children of Judah could not the heathen, and learned their drive them out: but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem unto this day.

Josh. xvii, 12. Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

Judges i, 21. And the children of Benjamín did not drive out the Jebusites that inhabited Jerusalem; but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem unto this day.

of

works.

AND MADE TRIBUTARIES.

not out the Canaanites that dwelt Joshua xvi, 10. And they drave in Gezer: but the Canaanites dwelt among the Ephraimites unto this day, and serve under tribute.

pass, when the children of Israel Joshua xvii, 13. Yet it came to the Canaanites to tribute; but did were waxen strong, that they put not utterly drive them out.

in the land, whom the children of Israel also were not able utterly to destroy, upon those did Solomon levy a tribute of bond-service unto this day.

Judges 1, 28, 30. And it came to Judges i, 27, 29, 31-36. Neither pass, when Israel was strong, that habitants of Beth-shean and her and did not utterly drive them did Manasseh drive out the in- they put the Canaanites to tribute, towns, nor Taanach and her out. Neither did Zebulun drive towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor out the inhabitants of Kitron, nor and her towns, nor the inhabi- the inhabitants of Nahalol: but tants of Ibleam and her towns, the Canaanites dwelt among them, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and became tributaries. would dwell in that land. Neither and her towns: but the Canaanites 1 Kings ix, 20, 21. And all the ites that dwelt in Gezer: but the rites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, did Ephraim drive out the Canaan-people that were left of the AmoCanaanites dwelt in Gezer among the children of Israel. and Jebusites, which were not of them. Neither did Asher drive Their out the inhabitants of Accho, nor children that were left after them the inhabitants of Zidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob: But the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land; for they did not 2 Chron. viii, 7, 8. As for all the drive them out. Neither did people that were left of the Naphtali drive out the inhabi- Hittites, and the Amorites, and the tants of Beth-shemesh, nor the in- Perizzites, and the Hivites, and habitants of Beth-anath; but he the Jebusites, which were not of dwelt among the Canaanites, the Israel, But of their children, who inhabitants of the land: neverthe- were left after them in the land, less the inhabitants of Beth-she-whom the children of Israel contributaries unto them. And the make to pay tribute until this mesh and of Beth-anath became sumed not, them did Solomon Amorites forced the children of day. Dan into the mountain: for they would not suffer them to come down to the valley: But the Amorites would dwell in mount Heres in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim; yet the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, so that they became tributaries. And the coast of the Amorites was from the going up to Akrabbim, from the

Ps. cxxxvi, 21-23. And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever: Even an heritage unto Israel his servant, for his mercy endureth for ever. Who remembereth us in our low estate: for his mercy en-rock, and upward. dureth for ever.

Amos ii, 9. Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height tras like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath.

Judges iii, 1-3. Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them; (even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan; Only that the generations of the children of Israel might know to teach them war, at the least such as before

CANAAN POSSESSED AC-
CORDING TO DIVINE PRO-
MISE.

gave unto Israel all the land which
Josh. xxi, 43-45. And the LORD
he sware to give unto their fathers;
and they possessed it, and dwelt
therein. And the LORD gave them
rest round about, according to all
that he sware unto their fathers:
and there stood not a man of all
their enemies before them; the
LORD delivered all their enemies
into their hand. There failed not
ought of any good thing which
the LORD had spoken unto the
house of Israel: all came to pass.

Josh. xxiii, 1-4. And it came to

the Gadites have received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond Jordan eastward, even as Moses, the servant of the LORD, gave them; From Aroer, that is upon the bank of the river Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the river, and all the plain of Medeba unto Dibon; And all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon, unto the border of the children of Ammon; And Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maachathites, and all mount Hermon, and all Bashan unto Salcah; All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, which reigned in Ashtaroth, and in Edrei, who remained of the remnant of the giants: for these did Moses smite, and cast them out.

piss, a long time after that the shall be at Hazar-enan: this shall LORD had given rest unto Israel be your north border. And ye from all their enemies round shall point out your east border about, that Joshua waxed old, and from Hazar-enan to Shepham. stricken in age. And Joshua And the coast shall go down from called for all Israel, and for their Shepham to Riblah, on the east elders, and for their heads, and side of Ain; and the border shall for their judges, and for their descend, and shall reach unto the officers, and said unto them, I am side of the sea of Chinnereth old and stricken in age: And ye eastward. And the border shall have seen all that the LORD your go down to Jordan, and the goGod hath done unto all these na-ings out of it shall be at the salt tions because of you; for the LORD sea: this shall be your land, with your God is he that hath fought the coasts thereof round about. for you. Behold, I have divided And Moses commanded the chilunto you by lot these nations that dren of Israel, saying, This is the remain, to be an inheritance for land which ye shall inherit by lot, your tribes, from Jordan, with all which the LORD commanded to the nations that I have cut off, give unto the nine tribes, and to even unto the great sea westward. the half tribe. For the tribe of Josh. xxiv, 13, 28. And I have the children of Reuben, according given you a land for which ye did to the house of their fathers, and not labour, and cities which ye the tribe of the children of Gad, built not, and ye dwell in them; of according to the house of their the vineyards and oliveyards fathers, have received their inheri which ye planted not do ye eat. tance, and half the tribe of Manasseh have received their inSo Joshua let the people depart, heritance. The two tribes and the half-tribe have received their inheritance on this side Jordan near Jericho, castward, toward the sun-side Jordan eastward. And Moses rising.

every man unto his inheritance.

Judges ii, 6. And when Joshua had let the people go, the chil

dren of Israel went every man unto his inheritance to possess the land.

Judges xxi, 24. And the children of Israel departed thence at that time, every man to his tribe, and to his family, and they went out from thence every man to his in

heritance.

CHART FOR DIVISION

OCCUPANCY ON EAST SIDE

JORDAN.

Num.xxxii, 19,33. For we will not

inherit with them on yonder side Jordan, or forward; because our inheritance is fallen to us on this

gave unto them, even to the children of Gad, and to the children of

Reuben, and unto half the tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land, with the cities thereof in the coasts, eren the cities of the country round about.

Josh. xii, 4-6. And the coast of Og king of Bashan, which was of the remnant of the giants, that dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei, And reigned in mount Hermon, and in Salcah, and in all Bashan, unto the border of the Geshurites, and the Maachathites, and half Gilead, the border of Sihon king Josh. xxii, 1-4, 7, 9. Then Joshua of Heshbon: Them did Moses, the servant of the LORD, and the called the Reubenites, and the children of Israel,smite; and Moses, Gadites, and the half-tribe of the servant of the LORD, gave it Manasseh, And said unto them, for a possession unto the Reuben-Ye have kept all that Moses, the

tribe of Manasseh.

OF THE COUNTRY. Num. xxxiv, 2-15. Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land of Canaan, (this is the landites, and the Gadites, and the halfthat shall fall unto you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan, with the coasts thereof) Then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin, along by the coast of Edom, and your south border shall be the outmost coast of the salt sea eastward: And your border shall turn from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass on to Zin: and the going forth thereof shall be from the south to Kadesh-barnea, and shall go on to Hazar-addar, and pass on to Azmon: And the border shall fetch a compass from Azmon unto the river of Egypt, and the goings out of it shall be at the sea. And as for the western border, ye shall even have the great sea for a border: this shall be your west border. And this shall be your north border; from the great sea ye shall point out for you mount Hor: From mount Hor ye shall point out your border unto the entrance of Hamath; and the goings forth of the border shall be to Zedad. And the border shall go on to Ziphron, and the goings out of it

Josh. xiii, 3-12. From Sihor, which is before Egypt, even unto the borders of Ekron northward, which is counted to the Canaanite: five lords of the Philistines; the Gazathites, and the Ashdothites, the Eshkalonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avites: From the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that is beside the Sidonians, unto Aphek, to the borders of the Amorites; And the land of the Giblites, and all Lebanon, toward the sun-rising, from Baal-gad under mount Hermon, unto the entering into Hamath: All the inhabitants of the hill-country, from Lebanon unto Misrephoth-maim, and all the Sidonians, them will I drive out from before the children of Israel; only divide thou it by lot unto the Israelites for an inheritance, as I have commanded thee. Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance unto the nine tribes and the half-tribe of Manasseh; With whom the Reubenites and

Ye

servant of the LORD, commanded
you, and have obeyed my voice in
all that I commanded you.
have not left your brethren these
many days unto this day, but have
kept the charge of the command-
ment of the LORD your God. And
now the LORD your God hath
given rest unto your brethren, as
he promised them; therefore now
return ye, and get ye unto your
tents, and unto the land of your
possession, which Moses, the ser-
vant of the LORD, gave you on the
other side Jordan. Now to the
one half of the tribe of Manasseh,
Moses had given possession in
Bashan: but unto the other half
thereof gave Joshua among their
brethren on this side Jordan
westward. And when Joshua
sent them away also unto their
tents, then he blessed them: And
the children of Reuben, and the
children of Gad, and the half-tribe
of Manasseh, returned, and de-
parted from the children of Israel
out of Shiloh, which is in the land
of Canaan, to go unto the country
of Gilead, to the land of their
possession, whereof they were

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