1 This then was the lot of the tribe of the children of Judah by their families: The border of Edom the wilderness of Zin southward was the farthest part of the south coast.
2 The shore of the salt sea was their south border, from the bay that looks southward:
3 From there it went out to the south side to Maaleh-acrabbim, and passed along to Zin, and ascended up on the south side to Kadesh-barnea, and passed along to Hezron, and went up to Adar, and went around to Karka:
4 From there it passed toward Azmon and went out to the river of Egypt and ended at the south coast at the sea.
5 The east border was the salt sea to the end of Jordan. Their border in the north quarter was from the bay of the sea at the uttermost part of Jordan:
6 Their border continued to Beth-hogla, and passed along by the north of Beth-arabah. The border went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben:
7 The border went up toward Debir from the valley of Achor, and so northward, looking toward Gilgal, that is before the going up to Adummim, which is on the south side of the river. Then the border passed toward the waters of En-shemesh and came out at En-rogel:
8 The border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom to the south side of the Jebusite; the same is Jerusalem: and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lies before the Valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the end of the Valley of the Giants northward:
9 Then the border was drawn from the top of the hill to the fountain of the water of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of Mount Ephron; and the border was drawn to Baalah, which is Kirjath-jearim:
10 The border circled Baalah westward to Mount Seir, and passed along to the side of mount Jearim, which is Chesalon, on the north side, and went down to Beth-shemesh, and passed on to Timnah:
11 And the border went out to the north side of Ekron: and the border was drawn to Shicron, and passed along to Mount Baalah, and went out to Jabneel to the sea.
12 The west border was to the coast of the great sea. This is the coast of the children of Judah round about according to their families.
13 To Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a part among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of Jehovah to Joshua, even the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron.
14 From Hebron Caleb drove out the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai.
15 He went to the inhabitants of Debir. The name of Debir previously was Kirjath-sepher.
16 Caleb said: »I will give Achsah my daughter in marriage to the man who captures it and kills Kirjath-sepher.«
17 Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife.
18 She came to him and convinced him to ask of her father for a field. She dismounted her donkey and Caleb said to her: »What do you wish?«
19 She answered: »Give me a blessing. For you have given me a land in the south which includes springs of water.« He gave her the upper springs, and the lower springs.
20 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families.
21 The cities at the limits of the tribe of the children of Judah toward the border of Edom southward were Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur,
22 Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah,
23 Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan,
24 Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth,
25 Hazor, Hadattah, and Kerioth, and Hezron, which is Hazor,
26 Amam, and Shema, and Moladah,
27 Hazar-gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beth-palet,
28 Hazarshual, and Beer-sheba, and Bizjothjah,
29 Baalah, and Iim, and Azem,
30 Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah,
31 Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah,
32 Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon: all the cities are twenty- nine, with their villages:
33 In the valley, Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah,
34 Zanoah, and En-gannim, Tappuah, and Enam,
35 Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah,
36 Sharaim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim; fourteen cities with their villages:
37 Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdal-gad,
38 Dilean, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel,
39 Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon,
40 Cabbon, and Lahmam, and Kithlish,
41 Gederoth, Beth-dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah; sixteen cities with their villages:
42 Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan,
43 Jiphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib,
44 Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages:
45 Ekron, with her towns and her villages:
46 From Ekron even to the sea, all that lay near Ashdod, with their villages:
47 Ashdod with her towns and her villages, Gaza with her towns and her villages, to the river of Egypt, and the great sea, and the border there.
48 In the mountains, Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh,
49 Dannah, and Kirjath-sannah, which is Debir,
50 Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim,
51 Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages:
52 Arab, and Dumah, and Eshean,
53 Janum, and Beth-tappuah, and Aphekah,
54 Humtah, and Kirjath-arba, which is Hebron, and Zior; nine cities with their villages:
55 Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah,
56 Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah,
57 Cain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities with their villages:
58 Halhul, Beth-zur, and Gedor,
59 Maarath, and Beth-anoth, and Eltekon; six cities with their villages:
60 Kirjath-baal, which is Kirjath-jearim, and Rabbah; two cities with their villages:
61 In the wilderness, Beth-arabah, Middin, and Secacah,
62 Nibshan, and the city of Salt, and En-gedi; six cities with their villages.
63 As for the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out. The Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem to this day.