New Amharic Standard Version

ኢያሱ 15:1-63

ለይሁዳ ነገድ የተመደበው ድርሻ

15፥15-19 ተጓ ምብ – መሳ 1፥11-15

1ለይሁዳ ነገድ በየጐሣቸው በዕጣ የተመደበው ድርሻ እስከ ኤዶም ምድር የሚወርድ ሲሆን፣ በስተ ደቡብ መጨረሻ እስከ ጺን ምድረ በዳ ድረስ ይዘልቃል።

2የደቡብ ወሰናቸው፣ ከጨው ባሕር15፥2 በዚህና በቍጥር 5 ላይ የሙት ባሕር ማለት ነው። ደቡባዊ ጫፍ ካለው የባሕር ወሽመጥ ይነሣል፤ 3ከዚያም የአቅረቢምን መተላለፊያ በማቋረጥ በጺን በኩል እስከ ቃዴስ በርኔ ደቡባዊ ክፍል ይደርሳል፤ ደግሞም ሐጽሮንን አልፎ ወደ አዳር ይወጣና ወደ ቀርቃ ይታጠፋል፤ 4በአድሞን በኩል አድርጎም ወደ ግብፅ ደረቅ ወንዝ ይገባና መቆሚያው ባሕሩ ይሆናል፤ እንግዲህ በደቡብ በኩል ያለው ወሰናቸው15፥4 ዕብራይስጡ ወስናችሁ ይላል። ይህ ነው።

5በምሥራቅ በኩል ያለው ወሰናቸው ደግሞ የጨው ባሕር ሲሆን፣ ይህም የዮርዳኖስ ወንዝ እስከሚሠርግበት ይደርሳል።

በሰሜን በኩል ያለው ወሰንም የዮርዳኖስ ወንዝ ከሚሠርግበት የባሕር ወሽመጥ ይነሣና 6ሽቅብ ወደ ቤትሖግላ ይወጣል፤ ከዚያም በሰሜናዊው ቤትዓረባ በኩል አድርጎ የሮቤል ልጅ የቦሀን ድንጋይ እስካለበት ይደርሳል። 7ከዚያም ድንበሩ ከአኮር ሸለቆ ወደ ዳቤር ይወጣና ከወንዙ በስተ ደቡብ ባለው በአዱሚም መተላለፊያ ፊት ለፊት አድርጎ በስተ ሰሜን ወደ ጌልገላ ይታጠፋል፤ በዓይንሳሚስ ምንጭ በኩል አልፎም ወደ ዓይንሮጌል ይወጣል። 8እንደዚሁም የሄኖምን ልጅ ሸለቆ አልፎ ይሄድና የኢያቡሳውያን ከተማ እስከ ሆነችው እስከ ኢየሩሳሌም ደቡባዊ ተረተር በመዝለቅ፣ በራፋይም ሸለቆ ሰሜን ጫፍ በኩል አድርጎ ከሄኖም ሸለቆ በስተ ምዕራብ ካለው ኰረብታ አናት ላይ ይደርሳል። 9ከዚያም በመቀጠል ከተራራው አናት ተነሥቶ ወደ ኔፍቶ ምንጮች በማምራት፣ በዔፍሮን ተራራ ላይ ያሉትን ከተሞች አልፎ ይወጣና ቂርያትይዓሪም ተብሎ ወደሚጠራው ወደ በኣላ ቊልቊል ይወርዳል፤ 10ከዚያም ከበኣላ በምዕራብ በኩል አድርጎ ወደ ሴይር ይታጠፍና ክሳሎን ተብሎ በሚጠራው በይዓሪም ኰረብታ ሰሜናዊ ተረተር አልፎ ቊልቊል ወደ ቤትሳሚስ በመውረድ ወደ ተምና ይሻገራል። 11ደግሞም በአቃሮን ሰሜናዊ ተረተር አድርጎ ወደ ሽክሮን ይታጠፍና በበኣላ ተራራ ላይ አልፎ እስከ የብኒኤል ይደርሳል፤ ከዚህ በኋላ ወሰኑ ባሕሩ ላይ ይቆማል።

12የምድሪቱ ምዕራባዊ ወሰን የታላቁ ባሕር15፥12 በዚህና በቍጥር 47 ላይ የተጠቀሰው የሜድትራንያን ባሕር ነው። ጠረፍ ነው።

እንግዲህ በየጐሣው የተደለደለውን የይሁዳን ሕዝብ በዙሪያው የከበቡት ወሰኖቹ እነዚሁ ናቸው።

13ኢያሱ እግዚአብሔር ባዘዘው መሠረት፣ ከይሁዳ ድርሻ ላይ ከፍሎ ኬብሮን የተባለችውን ቂርያት አርባቅን ለዮፎኒ ልጅ ለካሌብ ሰጠው፤ አርባቅም የዔናቅ አባት ነበረ። 14ካሌብም ሦስቱን የዔናቅን ዘሮች ሴሲንን፣ አኪመንንና ተላሚንን ከኬብሮን አሳደዳቸው፤ 15ከዚያም በዳቤር ሕዝብ ላይ ዘመተ፤ ዳቤር ቀድሞ ቂርያትሤፍር ትባል ነበር። 16ካሌብ፣ “ቂርያትሤፍርን ወግቶ ለሚይዝ ሰው ልጄን ዓክሳን እድርለታለሁ” አለ። 17ስለዚህ የካሌብ ወንድም የቄኔዝ ልጅ ጎቶንያል ከተማዪቱን ያዛት፤ ካሌብም ልጁን ዓክሳን ዳረለት።

18ዓክሳ ወደ ጎቶንያል በመጣች ጊዜም፣ ከአባትዋ ላይ የእርሻ መሬት እንዲለምን አጥብቃ ነገረችው።15፥18 ዕብራይስጥና አንዳንድ የሰብዓ ሊቃናት ትርጒሞች ከዚህ ጋር ይስማማሉ፤ ብዙ የሰብዓ ሊቃናት ትርጒሞች ግን (መሳ 1፥14 ይመ) አጥብቆ ነገራት ያላሉ። ከአህያዋ ላይ እንደ ወረደች ካሌብ፣ “ምን እንዳደርግልሽ ትፈልጊያለሽ?” ሲል ጠየቃት።

19እርስዋም፣ “እባክህ፤ በጎ ነገር አድርግልኝ፤ በኔጌብ መሬት እንደ ሰጠኸኝ ሁሉ፣ አሁንም የውሃ ምንጭ ጉድጓዶች ስጠኝ” አለችው፤ ካሌብም የላይኛውንና የታችኛውን ምንጮች ሰጣት።

20ለይሁዳ ነገድ በየጐሣቸው የተሰጣቸው ርስት ይህ ነው፤

21በኔጌብ አካባቢ በኤዶም ድንበር ላይ በወሰኑ ጫፍ የሚገኙት የይሁዳ ነገድ ደቡባዊ ከተሞች እነዚህ ነበሩ፤

ቀብስኤል፣ ዔዴር፣ ያጉር፣ 22ቂና፣ ዲሞና፣ ዓድዓዳ፣ 23ቃዴስ፣ ሐጾር፤ ዩትናን፣ 24ዚፍ፣ ጤሌም፣ በዓሎት፣ 25ሐጾርሐዳታ፣ ሐጾር የምትባለው ቂርያትሐጾር 26አማም፣ ሽማዕ፣ ሞላዳ፣ 27ሐጻርጋዳ፣ ሐሽሞን፣ ቤትጳሌጥ፣ 28ሐጸር ሹዓል፣ ቤርሳቤህ፣ ቢዝዮትያ 29በኣላ፣ ዒዪም፣ ዓጼም፣ 30ኤልቶላድ፣ ኪሲል፣ ሔርማ፣ 31ጺቅላግ፣ ማድማና፣ ሳንሳና 32ልባዎት፣ ሺልሂም፣ ዓይንና ሪሞን ናቸው፤ ባጠቃላይም ከተሞቹና መንደሮቻቸው ሃያ ዘጠኝ ናቸው።

33በምዕራቡ በኰረብታዎች ግርጌ ያሉት ደግሞ እነዚህ ናቸው፤ ኤሽታኦል፤ ጾርዓ፣ አሽና 34ዛኖዋ፣ ዓይንገኒም፣ ታጱዋ፣ ዓይናም፣ 35የርሙት፣ ዓዶላም፣ ሰኰት፣ ዓዜቃ፣ 36ሽዓራይም፣ ዓዲታይም፣ ግዴራ፣ ግዴሮታይም ናቸው፤ ከተሞቹም ከነ መንደሮቻቸው ዐሥራ አራት ናቸው።

37ጽናን፣ ሐዳሻ፣ ሚግዳልጋድ፣ 38ዲልዓን፣ ምጽጳ፣ ዮቅትኤል፣ 39ለኪሶ፣ ቦጽቃት፣ ዔግሎን፣ 40ከቦን፣ ለሕማስ፣ ኪትሊሽ፣ 41ግዴሮት፣ ቤትዳጎን፣ ናዕማና መቄዳ ናቸው፤ ከተሞቹም ከነ መንደሮቻቸው ዐሥራ ስድስት ናቸው።

42ልብና፣ ዔትር፣ ዓሻን 43ይፍታሕ፣ አሽና፣ ንጺብ፣ 44ቅዒላ፣ አክዚብና መሪሳ ናቸው፤ ከተሞቹም ከነ መንደሮቻቸው ዘጠኝ ናቸው።

45አቃሮን በዙሪያዋ ካሉ ሰፈሮችና መንደሮቿ ጋር፣ 46እንዲሁም ከአቃሮን በስተ ምዕራብ በአሽዶድ አካባቢ ያሉ ሰፈሮችና መንደሮቻቸው ሁሉ፣ 47አሽዶድ በዙሪያዋ ካሉ ሰፈሮችና መንደሮች ጋር፣ ጋዛ እስከ ግብፅ ደረቅ ወንዝና እስከ ታላቁ ባሕር ጠረፍ በመለስ ካሉት ሰፈሮቿና መንደሮቿ ጋር።

48በኰረብታማዋም አገር የሚገኙ ከተሞች ደግሞ እነዚህ ናቸው፤ ሳምር፣ የቲር፣ ሶኮ 49ደና፣ ዳቤር የምትባለው ቂርያትስና 50ዓናብ፣ ኤሽትሞዓ፣ ዓኒም፣ 51ጎሶም፣ ሖሎንና ጊሎ፤ እነዚህም ዐሥራ አንዱ ከተሞችና መንደሮቻቸው ናቸው።

52አራብ፣ ዱማ፣ ኤሽዓን፣ 53ያኒም፣ ቤትታጱዋ፣ አፌቃ 54ሑምጣ፣ ኬብሮን የተባለችው ቂርያትአርባቅና ጺዖር ናቸው፤ እነዚህም ዘጠኝ ከተሞችና መንደሮቻቸው ናቸው።

55ማዖን፣ ቀርሜሎስ፣ ዚፍ፣ ዩጣ 56ኢይዝራኤል፣ ዮቅድዓም፣ ዛኖዋሕ፣ 57ቃይን፣ ጊብዓና ተምና ናቸው፤ እነዚህም ዐሥር ከተሞችና መንደሮቻቸው ናቸው።

58ሐልሑል፣ ቤትጹር፣ ጌዶር፣ 59ማዕራት፣ ቤትዓኖትና ኤልትቆን ናቸው፤ እነዚህም ስድስት ከተሞችና መንደሮቻቸው ናቸው።

60ቂርያትይዓሪም የተባለችው ቂርያ ትበኣልና ረባት፤ እነዚህም ሁለት ከተሞችና መንደሮቻቸው ናቸው።

61በምድረ በዳው ደግሞ እነዚህ ናቸው፤ ቤትዓረባ፣ ሚዲን፣ ስካካ፣ 62ኒብሻን፣ የጨው ከተማና ዓይንጋዲ፤ እነዚህም ስድስት ከተሞችና መንደሮቻቸው ናቸው።

63ነገር ግን የይሁዳ ዘሮች በኢየሩሳሌም የሚኖሩትን ኢያቡሳውያን ከቦታቸው ሊያስለቅቋቸው አልቻሉም፤ ኢያቡሳውያንም እስከ ዛሬ ድረስ ከይሁዳ ሕዝብ ጋር በኢየሩሳሌም አብረው ይኖራሉ።

New International Reader’s Version

Joshua 15:1-63

Land Is Given to Judah

1Land was given to the tribe of Judah, according to its family groups. It reached down to the territory of Edom. It went as far south as the Desert of Zin.

2Judah’s border on the south started from the bay at the south end of the Dead Sea. 3It went across to the south of Scorpion Pass. It continued on to Zin. It went over to the south of Kadesh Barnea. Then it ran past Hezron up to Addar. It curved around to Karka. 4It then went along to Azmon. There it joined the Wadi of Egypt and ended at the Mediterranean Sea. That was the southern border of Judah.

5The border on the east was the Dead Sea. It went north all the way to where the Jordan River enters the sea.

The border on the north started at the bay of the Dead Sea. That’s where the Jordan River enters the sea. 6From there it went up to Beth Hoglah. It continued north of Beth Arabah to the Stone of Bohan, the son of Reuben. 7Then it went from the Valley of Achor up to Debir. It turned north to Gilgal. Gilgal faces the Pass of Adummim south of the valley. The border continued along to the springs of En Shemesh. It came to an end at En Rogel. 8Then it ran up the Valley of Ben Hinnom. It went along the south slope of Jerusalem. From there it climbed to the top of the hill west of the Hinnom Valley. The hill is also at the north end of the Valley of Rephaim. 9From the top of the hill the border headed toward the springs of Nephtoah. It went to the towns near Mount Ephron. It went down toward Kiriath Jearim. 10Then it curved west from Kiriath Jearim to Mount Seir. It ran along the north slope of Mount Kesalon. It continued down to Beth Shemesh and crossed over to Timnah. 11It went to the north slope of Ekron. Then it turned toward Shikkeron. It passed along to Mount Baalah and reached Jabneel. The border came to an end at the Mediterranean Sea.

12The border on the west was the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea.

Those were the borders of the family groups of the tribe of Judah.

13Joshua gave a part of Judah’s share of land to Caleb, the son of Jephunneh. That was according to the Lord’s command to Joshua. The share Caleb received was the city of Hebron. It was also called Kiriath Arba. Anak came from the family line of Arba. 14Caleb drove three Anakites out of Hebron. Their names were Sheshai, Ahiman and Talmai. They were from the family line of Anak. 15From Hebron, Caleb marched out against the people living in Debir. It used to be called Kiriath Sepher. 16Caleb said, “I will give my daughter Aksah to be married. She’ll be the wife of the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher.” 17Othniel captured it. So Caleb gave his daughter Aksah to him to be his wife. Othniel was the son of Kenaz. He was Caleb’s brother.

18One day Aksah came to Othniel. She begged him to ask her father for a field. When she got off her donkey, Caleb spoke to her. He asked, “What can I do for you?”

19She replied, “Do me a special favor. You have given me some land in the Negev Desert. Give me springs of water also.” So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs.

20Here is the share of land given to the tribe of Judah, according to its family groups.

21The towns farthest south that were given to Judah were in the Negev Desert. They were near the border of Edom. Here is a list of those towns.

Kabzeel, Eder, Jagur, 22Kinah, Dimonah, Adadah, 23Kedesh, Hazor, Ithnan, 24Ziph, Telem, Bealoth, 25Hazor Hadattah, Hazor, 26Amam, Shema, Moladah, 27Hazar Gaddah, Heshmon, Beth Pelet, 28Hazar Shual, Beersheba, Biziothiah, 29Baalah, Iyim, Ezem, 30Eltolad, Kesil, Hormah, 31Ziklag, Madmannah, Sansannah, 32Lebaoth, Shilhim, Ain and Rimmon. The total number of towns was 29. Some of them had villages near them.

33Towns were also given to Judah in the western hills. Here is a list of those towns.

Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah, 34Zanoah, En Gannim, Tappuah, Enam, 35Jarmuth, Adullam, Sokoh, Azekah, 36Shaaraim, Adithaim and Gederah. Gederah is also called Gederothaim. The total number of towns was 14. Some of them had villages near them.

37Here’s another list of towns given to Judah in the western hills.

Zenan, Hadashah, Migdal Gad, 38Dilean, Mizpah, Joktheel, 39Lachish, Bozkath, Eglon, 40Kabbon, Lahmas, Kitlish, 41Gederoth, Beth Dagon, Naamah and Makkedah. The total number of towns was 16. Some of them had villages near them.

42Here’s another list of towns given to Judah in the western hills.

Libnah, Ether, Ashan, 43Iphtah, Ashnah, Nezib, 44Keilah, Akzib and Mareshah. The total number of towns was nine. Some of them had villages near them.

45Judah was also given Ekron and the settlements and villages around it. 46West of Ekron, Judah was given all the settlements and villages near Ashdod. 47Judah was given Ashdod and the settlements and villages around it. And Judah was given Gaza and its settlements and villages. Judah’s territory went all the way to the Wadi of Egypt and the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.

48Towns were also given to Judah in the central hill country. Here is a list of those towns.

Shamir, Jattir, Sokoh, 49Dannah, Debir, 50Anab, Eshtemoh, Anim, 51Goshen, Holon and Giloh. The total number of towns was 11. Some of them had villages near them.

52Here’s another list of towns given to Judah in the central hill country.

Arab, Dumah, Eshan, 53Janim, Beth Tappuah, Aphekah, 54Humtah, Hebron and Zior. The total number of towns was nine. Some of them had villages near them.

55Here’s another list of towns given to Judah in the central hill country.

Maon, Carmel, Ziph, Juttah, 56Jezreel, Jokdeam, Zanoah, 57Kain, Gibeah and Timnah. The total number of towns was ten. Some of them had villages near them.

58Here’s another list of towns given to Judah in the central hill country.

Halhul, Beth Zur, Gedor, 59Maarath, Beth Anoth and Eltekon. The total number of towns was six. Some of them had villages near them.

60Here’s another list of towns given to Judah in the central hill country.

Kiriath Jearim and Rabbah. The total number of towns was two. They had villages near them.

61Towns were also given to Judah in the desert. Here is a list of those towns.

Beth Arabah, Middin, Sekakah, 62Nibshan, the City of Salt and En Gedi. The total number of towns was six. Some of them had villages near them.

63Judah couldn’t drive out the Jebusites who were living in Jerusalem. So they live there with the people of Judah to this day.