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1The allotment of the descendants of Joseph went from the Jordan by Jericho, east of the waters of Jericho, into the wilderness, going up from Jericho into the hill country to Bethel; 2then going from Bethel to Luz, it passes along to Atʹaroth, the territory of the Archites; 3then it goes down westward to the territory of the Japhʹletites, as far as the territory of Lower Beth-horʹon, then to Gezer, and it ends at the sea.

4The people of Joseph, Manasʹseh and Eʹphraim, received their inheritance.

5The territory of the Eʹphraimites by their families was as follows: the boundary of their inheritance on the east was Atʹaroth-adʹdar as far as Upper Beth-horʹon, 6and the boundary goes thence to the sea; on the north is Mich-meʹthath; then on the east the boundary turns round toward Taʹanath-shiʹloh, and passes along beyond it on the east to Jan-oʹah, 7then it goes down from Jan-oʹah to Atʹaroth and to Naʹarah, and touches Jericho, ending at the Jordan. 8From Tapʹpuah the boundary goes westward to the brook Kanah, and ends at the sea. Such is the inheritance of the tribe of the Eʹphraimites by their families, 9together with the towns which were set apart for the Eʹphraimites within the inheritance of the Manasʹsites, all those towns with their villages. 10However they did not drive out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer: so the Canaanites have dwelt in the midst of Eʹphraim to this day but have become slaves to do forced labor.

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.
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