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Joshua 18

 
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1 καὶ ἐξεκκλησιάσθη πᾶσα συναγωγὴ υἱῶν Ισραηλ εἰς Σηλω καὶ ἔπηξαν ἐκεῖ τὴν σκηνὴν τοῦ μαρτυρίου καὶ ἡ γῆ ἐκρατήθη ὑ{P'} αὐτῶν 2 καὶ κατελείφθησαν οἱ υἱοὶ Ισραηλ οἳ οὐκ ἐκληρονόμησαν ἑπτὰ φυλαί 3 καὶ εἶπεν Ἰησοῦς τοῖς υἱοῖς Ισραηλ ἕως τίνος ἐκλυθήσεσθε κληρονομῆσαι τὴν γῆν ἣν ἔδωκεν κύριος ὁ θεὸς ἡμῶν 4 δότε ἐξ ὑμῶν τρεῖς ἄνδρας ἐκ φυλῆς καὶ ἀναστάντες διελθέτωσαν τὴν γῆν καὶ διαγραψάτωσαν αὐτὴν ἐναντίον μου καθὰ δεήσει διελεῖν αὐτήν καὶ ἤλθοσαν πρὸς αὐτόν 5 καὶ διεῖλεν αὐτοῖς ἑπτὰ μερίδας Ιουδας στήσεται αὐτοῖς ὅριον ἀπὸ λιβός καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ Ιωσηφ στήσονται αὐτοῖς ἀπὸ βορρᾶ 6 ὑμεῖς δὲ μερίσατε τὴν γῆν ἑπτὰ μερίδας καὶ ἐνέγκατε πρός με ὧδε καὶ ἐξοίσω ὑμῖν κλῆρον ἔναντι κυρίου τοῦ θεοῦ ἡμῶν 7 οὐ γάρ ἐστιν μερὶς τοῖς υἱοῖς Λευι ἐν ὑμῖν ἱερατεία γὰρ κυρίου μερὶς αὐτοῦ καὶ Γαδ καὶ Ρουβην καὶ τὸ ἥμισυ φυλῆς Μανασση ἐλάβοσαν τὴν κληρονομίαν αὐτῶν πέραν τοῦ Ιορδάνου ἐ{P'} ἀνατολάς ἣν ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς Μωυσῆς ὁ παῖς κυρίου 8 καὶ ἀναστάντες οἱ ἄνδρες ἐπορεύθησαν καὶ ἐνετείλατο Ἰησοῦς τοῖς ἀνδράσιν τοῖς πορευομένοις χωροβατῆσαι τὴν γῆν λέγων πορεύεσθε καὶ χωροβατήσατε τὴν γῆν καὶ παραγενήθητε πρός με καὶ ὧδε ἐξοίσω ὑμῖν κλῆρον ἔναντι κυρίου ἐν Σηλω 9 καὶ ἐπορεύθησαν καὶ ἐχωροβάτησαν τὴν γῆν καὶ εἴδοσαν αὐτὴν καὶ ἔγραψαν αὐτὴν κατὰ πόλεις αὐτῆς ἑπτὰ μερίδας εἰς βιβλίον καὶ ἤνεγκαν πρὸς Ἰησοῦν 10 καὶ ἐνέβαλεν αὐτοῖς Ἰησοῦς κλῆρον ἐν Σηλω ἔναντι κυρίου 1 And now all the Israelites gathered in Silo, and set up the tabernacle that bore witness of the covenant, there in their own domain. 2 But there were seven tribes of Israel which had not yet had their lands allotted to them; 3 and to these Josue said, What, still hanging back, when the land promised by the Lord God of your fathers waits for you to occupy it? 4 Choose out three men from each tribe, and let me send them to make a circuit of the country; they shall report to me what territory best suits the numbers of this tribe or that. 5 The land must needs be divided up into seven portions, now that Juda is provided for in the south, and the descendants of Joseph further north. 6 Come here to me, and let me cast lots between you in the Lord’s presence, when you have plotted the land that is left over;[1] it must be in seven divisions, 7 no allowance made for the Levites, whose portion is the Lord’s priestly office, none for Gad, Ruben, and the separate half of Manasses, since the Lord’s servant Moses has already assigned them lands east of the Jordan. 8 So the men appointed set out on their journey to make a survey of the land; at the end of it, they were to return with their report to Josue, and there, at Silo, in the Lord’s presence, the lots should be cast. 9 To the camp at Silo, then, they returned, when they had made their survey and written down particulars of the sevenfold division in a book; 10 and at Silo lots were cast in the Lord’s presence, and the seven tribes had their portions assigned to them. 1 Congregatique sunt omnes filii Israël in Silo, ibique fixerunt tabernaculum testimonii, et fuit eis terra subjecta. 2 Remanserant autem filiorum Israël septem tribus, quæ necdum acceperant possessiones suas. 3 Ad quos Josue ait: Usquequo marcetis ignavia, et non intratis ad possidendam terram, quam Dominus Deus patrum vestrorum dedit vobis? 4 Eligite de singulis tribubus ternos viros, ut mittam eos, et pergant atque circumeant terram, et describant eam juxta numerum uniuscujusque multitudinis: referantque ad me quod descripserint. 5 Dividite vobis terram in septem partes: Judas sit in terminis suis ab australi plaga, et domus Joseph ab aquilone. 6 Mediam inter hos terram in septem partes describite: et huc venietis ad me, ut coram Domino Deo vestro mittam vobis hic sortem: 7 quia non est inter vos pars Levitarum, sed sacerdotium Domini est eorum hæreditas. Gad autem et Ruben, et dimidia tribus Manasse, jam acceperant possessiones suas trans Jordanem ad orientalem plagam, quas dedit eis Moyses famulus Domini. 8 Cumque surrexissent viri, ut pergerent ad describendam terram, præcepit eis Josue, dicens: Circuite terram, et describite eam, ac revertimini ad me: ut hic coram Domino, in Silo, mittam vobis sortem. 9 Itaque perrexerunt: et lustrantes eam, in septem partes diviserunt, scribentes in volumine. Reversique sunt ad Josue in castra Silo. 10 Qui misit sortes coram Domino in Silo, divisitque terram filiis Israël in septem partes.
11 καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ὁ κλῆρος φυλῆς Βενιαμιν πρῶτος κατὰ δήμους αὐτῶν καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ὅρια τοῦ κλήρου αὐτῶν ἀνὰ μέσον Ιουδα καὶ ἀνὰ μέσον τῶν υἱῶν Ιωσηφ 12 καὶ ἐγενήθη αὐτῶν τὰ ὅρια ἀπὸ βορρᾶ ἀπὸ τοῦ Ιορδάνου προσαναβήσεται τὰ ὅρια κατὰ νώτου Ιεριχω ἀπὸ βορρᾶ καὶ ἀναβήσεται ἐπὶ τὸ ὄρος ἐπὶ τὴν θάλασσαν καὶ ἔσται αὐτοῦ ἡ διέξοδος ἡ Μαδβαρῖτις Βαιθων 13 καὶ διελεύσεται ἐκεῖθεν τὰ ὅρια Λουζα ἐπὶ νώτου Λουζα ἀπὸ λιβός αὕτη ἐστὶν Βαιθηλ καὶ καταβήσεται τὰ ὅρια Μααταρωθορεχ ἐπὶ τὴν ὀρεινήν ἥ ἐστιν πρὸς λίβα Βαιθωρων ἡ κάτω 14 καὶ διελεύσεται τὰ ὅρια καὶ περιελεύσεται ἐπὶ τὸ μέρος τὸ βλέπον παρὰ θάλασσαν ἀπὸ λιβὸς ἀπὸ τοῦ ὄρους ἐπὶ πρόσωπον Βαιθωρων λίβα καὶ ἔσται αὐτοῦ ἡ διέξοδος εἰς Καριαθβααλ αὕτη ἐστὶν Καριαθιαριν πόλις υἱῶν Ιουδα τοῦτό ἐστιν τὸ μέρος τὸ πρὸς θάλασσαν 15 καὶ μέρος τὸ πρὸς λίβα ἀπὸ μέρους Καριαθβααλ καὶ διελεύσεται ὅρια εἰς Γασιν ἐπὶ πηγὴν ὕδατος Ναφθω 16 καὶ καταβήσεται τὰ ὅρια ἐπὶ μέρους τοῦ ὄρους ὅ ἐστιν κατὰ πρόσωπον νάπης Ονναμ ὅ ἐστιν ἐκ μέρους Εμεκραφαϊν ἀπὸ βορρᾶ καὶ καταβήσεται Γαιεννα ἐπὶ νώτου Ιεβουσαι ἀπὸ λιβὸς καὶ καταβήσεται ἐπὶ πηγὴν Ρωγηλ 17 καὶ διελεύσεται ἐπὶ πηγὴν Βαιθσαμυς καὶ παρελεύσεται ἐπὶ Γαλιλωθ ἥ ἐστιν ἀπέναντι πρὸς ἀνάβασιν Αιθαμιν καὶ καταβήσεται ἐπὶ λίθον Βαιων υἱῶν Ρουβην 18 καὶ διελεύσεται κατὰ νώτου Βαιθαραβα ἀπὸ βορρᾶ καὶ καταβήσεται 19 ἐπὶ τὰ ὅρια ἐπὶ νώτου Βαιθαγλα ἀπὸ βορρᾶ καὶ ἔσται ἡ διέξοδος τῶν ὁρίων ἐπὶ λοφιὰν τῆς θαλάσσης τῶν ἁλῶν ἐπὶ βορρᾶν εἰς μέρος τοῦ Ιορδάνου ἀπὸ λιβός ταῦτα τὰ ὅριά ἐστιν ἀπὸ λιβός 20 καὶ ὁ Ιορδάνης ὁριεῖ ἀπὸ μέρους ἀνατολῶν αὕτη ἡ κληρονομία υἱῶν Βενιαμιν τὰ ὅρια αὐτῆς κύκλῳ κατὰ δήμους 21 καὶ ἐγενήθησαν αἱ πόλεις τῶν υἱῶν Βενιαμιν κατὰ δήμους αὐτῶν Ιεριχω καὶ Βαιθεγλιω καὶ Αμεκασις 22 καὶ Βαιθαβαρα καὶ Σαρα καὶ Βησανα 23 καὶ Αιιν καὶ Φαρα καὶ Εφραθα 24 καὶ Καραφα καὶ Κεφιρα καὶ Μονι καὶ Γαβαα πόλεις δέκα δύο καὶ αἱ κῶμαι αὐτῶν 25 Γαβαων καὶ Ραμα καὶ Βεηρωθα 26 καὶ Μασσημα καὶ Μιρων καὶ Αμωκη 27 καὶ Φιρα καὶ Καφαν καὶ Νακαν καὶ Σεληκαν καὶ Θαρεηλα 28 καὶ Ιεβους αὕτη ἐστὶν Ιερουσαλημ καὶ πόλεις καὶ Γαβαωθιαριμ πόλεις τρεῖς καὶ δέκα καὶ αἱ κῶμαι αὐτῶν αὕτη ἡ κληρονομία υἱῶν Βενιαμιν κατὰ δήμους αὐτῶν 11 It was the clans of Benjamin whose lot was drawn first; and the territory that fell to them lay between Juda and Joseph. 12 Their frontier began at the Jordan, and went northwards till it was north of Jericho, then climbed up westwards into the hills, till it reached the desert of Bethaven. 13 It passed south of Luza (now Bethel), and so reached Ataroth-Addar, on the hill south of Lower Bethoron; 14 here it altered its westward course and turned towards the mid-day sun, passing south along the ridge that faces Bethoron and so reaching Cariath-Baal, (or Cariathiarim), which belongs to Juda, This formed the western side of the territory, facing the sea. 15 Then, along its southern edge the frontier began its seaward course,[2] reaching the Spring of Nephtoa; 16 and so it went across to the side of the hill looking down on the Valley of the Sons of Ennom, at the southern end of the Valley of Raphaim. Thence it crossed to Geennom (the Valley of Ennom) on its southern or Jebusite side, and reached the Spring of Rogel. 17 Now it bore northwards, through Ensemes, the Spring of the Sun, 18 to the mounds near the Adommim slope; thence it passed on to Aben-Boen (the stone of Boen, son of Ruben), reaching lower ground there and at last coming down into the Jordan Valley. 19 It went northwards again to Beth-Hagla, and finished at the northern bay of the Salt Sea, south of Jordan, 20 so reaching its eastern limit.

Such was the compass of the territory granted to the clans of Benjamin. 21 The cities it contained were Jericho, Beth-Hagla, Vale of Casis, 22 Betharaba, Samaraim, Bethel, 23 Avim, Aphara, Ophera, 24 the Town of the Ammonites, Ophni, and Gabee, twelve cities in all; 25 also Gabaon, Rama, Beroth, 26 Mesphe, Caphara, Amosa, 27 Recem, Jarephel, Tharela, 28 Sela, Eleph, Jebus (or Jerusalem), Gabaath and Cariath, fourteen cities in all; with their dependent villages. All these belonged to the clans of Benjamin.
11 Et ascendit sors prima filiorum Benjamin per familias suas, ut possiderent terram inter filios Juda et filios Joseph. 12 Fuitque terminus eorum contra aquilonem a Jordane: pergens juxta latus Jericho septentrionalis plagæ, et inde contra occidentem ad montana conscendens et perveniens ad solitudinem Bethaven, 13 atque pertransiens juxta Luzam ad meridiem, ipsa est Bethel: descenditque in Ataroth Addar, in montem qui est ad meridiem Beth-horon inferioris: 14 et inclinatur circuiens contra mare ad meridiem montis qui respicit Beth-horon contra Africum: suntque exitus ejus in Cariath-baal, quæ vocatur et Cariathiarim, urbem filiorum Juda. Hæc est plaga contra mare, ad occidentem. 15 A meridie autem ex parte Cariathiarim egreditur terminus contra mare, et pervenit usque ad fontem aquarum Nephtoa. 16 Descenditque in partem montis, qui respicit vallem filiorum Ennom: et est contra septentrionalem plagam in extrema parte vallis Raphaim. Descenditque in Geennom (id est, vallem Ennom) juxta latus Jebusæi ad austrum: et pervenit ad fontem Rogel, 17 transiens ad aquilonem, et egrediens ad Ensemes, id est, fontem solis: 18 et pertransit usque ad tumulos, qui sunt e regione ascensus Adommim: descenditque ad Abenboën, id est, lapidem Boën filii Ruben: et pertransit ex latere aquilonis ad campestria: descenditque in planitiem, 19 et prætergreditur contra aquilonem Beth Hagla: suntque exitus ejus contra linguam maris salsissimi ab aquilone in fine Jordanis ad australem plagam: 20 qui est terminus illius ab oriente. Hæc est possessio filiorum Benjamin per terminos suos in circuitu, et familias suas. 21 Fueruntque civitates ejus, Jericho et Beth Hagla et vallis Casis, 22 Beth Araba et Samaraim et Bethel 23 et Avim et Aphara et Ophera, 24 villa Emona et Ophni et Gabee: civitates duodecim, et villæ earum. 25 Gabaon et Rama et Beroth, 26 et Mesphe et Caphara, et Amosa 27 et Recem, Jarephel et Tharela, 28 et Sela, Eleph, et Jebus, quæ est Jerusalem, Gabaath et Cariath: civitates quatuordecim, et villæ earum. Hæc est possessio filiorum Benjamin juxta familias suas.
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