Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

约书亚记 18

其余土地的分配

1征服了这些地方以后,以色列全体会众都聚集在示罗,把会幕设立在那里。 这时,以色列还有七个支派没有分到产业。 约书亚对他们说:“你们等到什么时候才去占领你们祖先的上帝耶和华赐给你们的土地呢? 你们每支派要派出三个人,我要差他们去侦察,按各支派应得的土地绘制地图,然后回来禀告我。 他们要把土地划分作七份。犹大要留在南部自己的领土上,约瑟家族要留在北部自己的领土上。 你们把这七份土地绘成地图交给我,我要在我们的上帝耶和华面前为你们抽签。 你们当中的利未人没有份,因为做耶和华的祭司这职任就是他们的产业。至于迦得支派、吕便支派和玛拿西半个支派,摩西已把约旦河东的土地分给他们了。”

那些画地图的人启程出发的时候,约书亚嘱咐他们说:“你们要走遍那里,绘制地图,然后回来禀告我,我要在示罗,在耶和华面前为你们抽签。” 于是,他们走遍那里,把所有城邑分作七份,绘在册上,然后回到示罗见约书亚。 10 约书亚便在示罗按照以色列的支派,在耶和华面前为他们抽签分地。

便雅悯支派分到的土地

11 便雅悯支派按宗族抽签分到的领土,坐落在犹大和约瑟支派的领土之间。 12 他们北部的边界从约旦河起,沿耶利哥北面的山坡直上,往西穿过山区,直到伯·亚文的旷野; 13 从那里经路斯,即伯特利南面山坡到下伯·和仑南面山区的亚他绿·亚达。 14 西面的边界自伯·和仑对面山的西侧向南直到犹大人的基列·巴力,即基列·耶琳。 15 南部边界从基列·耶琳的边界开始向西直到尼弗多亚的水泉, 16 又往下到欣嫩子谷对面的山麓,也就是利乏音谷北边,然后往南,经欣嫩谷到耶布斯山南部,直到隐·罗结; 17 然后,向北先后到隐·示麦,亚都冥山坡对面的基利绿,吕便的儿子波罕所立的大石, 18 以及亚拉巴的对面,再往北下到亚拉巴; 19 又沿着伯·曷拉的北面直到盐海的北岸,也就是约旦河的南部河口。这是南部的边界。 20 东面以约旦河为界。这是便雅悯人按宗族分到的土地和四周的边界。

21 以下是便雅悯支派按宗族分到的城邑:耶利哥、伯·曷拉、伊麦·基悉、 22 伯·亚拉巴、西玛莲、伯特利、 23 亚文、巴拉、俄弗拉、 24 基法·阿摩尼、俄弗尼、迦巴,共十二座城及其附近的乡村。 25 还有基遍、拉玛、比录、 26 米斯巴、基非拉、摩撒、 27 利坚、伊利毗勒、他拉拉、 28 洗拉、以利弗、耶布斯——即耶路撒冷、基比亚、基列,共十四座城及其附近的乡村。

这就是便雅悯各宗族所分到的土地。

New International Version - UK

Joshua 18

Division of the rest of the land

1The whole assembly of the Israelites gathered at Shiloh and set up the tent of meeting there. The country was brought under their control, but there were still seven Israelite tribes who had not yet received their inheritance.

So Joshua said to the Israelites: ‘How long will you wait before you begin to take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has given you? Appoint three men from each tribe. I will send them out to make a survey of the land and to write a description of it, according to the inheritance of each. Then they will return to me. You are to divide the land into seven parts. Judah is to remain in its territory on the south and the tribes of Joseph in their territory on the north. After you have written descriptions of the seven parts of the land, bring them here to me and I will cast lots for you in the presence of the Lord our God. The Levites, however, do not get a portion among you, because the priestly service of the Lord is their inheritance. And Gad, Reuben and the half-tribe of Manasseh have already received their inheritance on the east side of the Jordan. Moses the servant of the Lord gave it to them.’

As the men started on their way to map out the land, Joshua instructed them, ‘Go and make a survey of the land and write a description of it. Then return to me, and I will cast lots for you here at Shiloh in the presence of the Lord.’ So the men left and went through the land. They wrote its description on a scroll, town by town, in seven parts, and returned to Joshua in the camp at Shiloh. 10 Joshua then cast lots for them in Shiloh in the presence of the Lord, and there he distributed the land to the Israelites according to their tribal divisions.

Land allotted to Benjamin

11 The first lot came up for the tribe of Benjamin according to its clans. Their allotted territory lay between the tribes of Judah and Joseph:

12 On the north side their boundary began at the Jordan, passed the northern slope of Jericho and headed west into the hill country, coming out at the wilderness of Beth Aven. 13 From there it crossed to the south slope of Luz (that is, Bethel) and went down to Ataroth Addar on the hill south of Lower Beth Horon.

14 From the hill facing Beth Horon on the south the boundary turned south along the western side and came out at Kiriath Baal (that is, Kiriath Jearim), a town of the people of Judah. This was the western side.

15 The southern side began at the outskirts of Kiriath Jearim on the west, and the boundary came out at the spring of the waters of Nephtoah. 16 The boundary went down to the foot of the hill facing the Valley of Ben Hinnom, north of the Valley of Rephaim. It continued down the Hinnom Valley along the southern slope of the Jebusite city and so to En Rogel. 17 It then curved north, went to En Shemesh, continued to Geliloth, which faces the Pass of Adummim, and ran down to the Stone of Bohan son of Reuben. 18 It continued to the northern slope of Beth Arabah[a] and on down into the Arabah. 19 It then went to the northern slope of Beth Hoglah and came out at the northern bay of the Dead Sea, at the mouth of the Jordan in the south. This was the southern boundary.

20 The Jordan formed the boundary on the eastern side.

These were the boundaries that marked out the inheritance of the clans of Benjamin on all sides.

21 The tribe of Benjamin, according to its clans, had the following cities:

Jericho, Beth Hoglah, Emek Keziz, 22 Beth Arabah, Zemaraim, Bethel, 23 Avvim, Parah, Ophrah, 24 Kephar Ammoni, Ophni and Geba – twelve towns and their villages.

25 Gibeon, Ramah, Beeroth, 26 Mizpah, Kephirah, Mozah, 27 Rekem, Irpeel, Taralah, 28 Zelah, Haeleph, the Jebusite city (that is, Jerusalem), Gibeah and Kiriath – fourteen towns and their villages.

This was the inheritance of Benjamin for its clans.

Notas al pie

  1. Joshua 18:18 Septuagint; Hebrew slope facing the Arabah