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約書亞記 14

約旦河西土地的分配

1以下是祭司以利亞撒、嫩的兒子約書亞和以色列各支派的首領在迦南分給以色列人的產業, 是照耶和華給摩西的指示,用抽籤的方式分給九個半支派的。 摩西在約旦河東已經把產業分給了呂便、迦得支派和瑪拿西半個支派,只是沒有把產業分給利未人。 約瑟的子孫已分為瑪拿西和以法蓮兩個支派。利未人沒有分到地,但有城邑居住,還有城郊可以牧養牲畜,安置財物。 以色列人照耶和華給摩西的指示分配這些土地。

迦勒分得希伯崙

那時,猶大支派的人來到吉甲見約書亞,其中有基尼洗族耶孚尼的兒子迦勒。他對約書亞說:「你知道耶和華在加低斯·巴尼亞跟上帝的僕人摩西提到關於你和我的事。 我四十歲那年,耶和華的僕人摩西從加低斯·巴尼亞派我來偵察這地方,我如實稟告他。 與我同去的弟兄的稟告令以色列人膽戰心驚,但我忠心地追隨我的上帝耶和華。 所以,當日摩西就向我起誓,『你腳踏過的地方必永遠歸你和你的子孫作產業,因為你忠心地追隨我的上帝耶和華。』 10 耶和華照祂的應許,讓我又活了四十五年,這些日子都是跟以色列人在曠野一起度過的。看!我現在已經八十五歲了, 11 仍像當年摩西派我出去時那樣身強力壯,跟當年一樣能征善戰。 12 現在,求你照耶和華當日向我應許的,把這山區賜給我。你親耳聽到那裡有亞衲人,他們的城池高大堅固。但如果耶和華與我同在,我必照著祂的應許把這些人趕走。」

13 於是,約書亞便祝福耶孚尼的兒子迦勒,把希伯崙給他,作為他的產業。 14 所以,希伯崙至今仍是基尼洗族耶孚尼的兒子迦勒的產業,因為他忠心地追隨以色列的上帝耶和華。 15 希伯崙從前名叫基列·亞巴,亞巴原是亞衲族中最偉大的人。從此,境內太平,沒有戰爭。

New Living Translation

Joshua 14

The Land Divided West of the Jordan

1The remaining tribes of Israel received land in Canaan as allotted by Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the tribal leaders. These nine and a half tribes received their grants of land by means of sacred lots, in accordance with the Lord’s command through Moses. Moses had already given a grant of land to the two and a half tribes on the east side of the Jordan River, but he had given the Levites no such allotment. The descendants of Joseph had become two separate tribes—Manasseh and Ephraim. And the Levites were given no land at all, only towns to live in with surrounding pasturelands for their livestock and all their possessions. So the land was distributed in strict accordance with the Lord’s commands to Moses.

Caleb Requests His Land

A delegation from the tribe of Judah, led by Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite, came to Joshua at Gilgal. Caleb said to Joshua, “Remember what the Lord said to Moses, the man of God, about you and me when we were at Kadesh-barnea. I was forty years old when Moses, the servant of the Lord, sent me from Kadesh-barnea to explore the land of Canaan. I returned and gave an honest report, but my brothers who went with me frightened the people from entering the Promised Land. For my part, I wholeheartedly followed the Lord my God. So that day Moses solemnly promised me, ‘The land of Canaan on which you were just walking will be your grant of land and that of your descendants forever, because you wholeheartedly followed the Lord my God.’

10 “Now, as you can see, the Lord has kept me alive and well as he promised for all these forty-five years since Moses made this promise—even while Israel wandered in the wilderness. Today I am eighty-five years old. 11 I am as strong now as I was when Moses sent me on that journey, and I can still travel and fight as well as I could then. 12 So give me the hill country that the Lord promised me. You will remember that as scouts we found the descendants of Anak living there in great, walled towns. But if the Lord is with me, I will drive them out of the land, just as the Lord said.”

13 So Joshua blessed Caleb son of Jephunneh and gave Hebron to him as his portion of land. 14 Hebron still belongs to the descendants of Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite because he wholeheartedly followed the Lord, the God of Israel. 15 (Previously Hebron had been called Kiriath-arba. It had been named after Arba, a great hero of the descendants of Anak.)

And the land had rest from war.