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There was also a lot for the tribe of Manasseh; for he was
firstborn of Joseph; to wit, for Machir the firstborn of Manasseh, the
father of Gilead: because he was a man of war, therefore he had Gilead
There was also a lot for the rest of the children of
their families; for the children of Abiezer, and for the children of
Helek, and for the children of Asriel, and for the children of
Shechem, and for the children of Hepher, and for the children of
Shemida: these were the male children of Manasseh the son of Joseph by
But Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the
Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, but daughters: and these are
the names of his daughters, Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and
And they came near before Eleazar the priest, and before
the son of Nun, and before the princes, saying, The LORD commanded
Moses to give us an inheritance among our brethren. Therefore
according to the commandment of the LORD he gave them an inheritance
among the brethren of their father.
And there fell ten portions to Manasseh, beside the land
Gilead and Bashan, which were on the other side Jordan;
Because the daughters of Manasseh had an inheritance among
sons: and the rest of Manasseh's sons had the land of Gilead.
And the coast of Manasseh was from Asher to Michmethah,
lieth before Shechem; and the border went along on the right hand unto
the inhabitants of Entappuah.
Now Manasseh had the land of Tappuah: but Tappuah on the
of Manasseh belonged to the children of Ephraim;
And the coast descended unto the river Kanah, southward of
river: these cities of Ephraim are among the cities of Manasseh: the
coast of Manasseh also was on the north side of the river, and the
outgoings of it were at the sea:
Southward it was Ephraim's, and northward it was
the sea is his border; and they met together in Asher on the north,
and in Issachar on the east.
And Manasseh had in Issachar and in Asher Bethshean and
towns, and Ibleam and her towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and her
towns, and the inhabitants of Endor and her towns, and the inhabitants
of Taanach and her towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and her
towns, even three countries.
Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the
of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.
Yet it came to pass, when the children of Israel were
strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute, but did not utterly
drive them out.
And the children of Joseph spake unto Joshua, saying, Why
thou given me but one lot and one portion to inherit, seeing I am a
great people, forasmuch as the LORD hath blessed me hitherto?
And Joshua answered them, If thou be a great people, then
thee up to the wood country, and cut down for thyself there in the
land of the Perizzites and of the giants, if mount Ephraim be too
narrow for thee.
And the children of Joseph said, The hill is not enough
and all the Canaanites that dwell in the land of the valley have
chariots of iron, both they who are of Bethshean and her towns, and
they who are of the valley of Jezreel.
And Joshua spake unto the house of Joseph, even to Ephraim
to Manasseh, saying, Thou art a great people, and hast great power:
thou shalt not have one lot only:
But the mountain shall be thine; for it is a wood, and
shalt cut it down: and the outgoings of it shall be thine: for thou
shalt drive out the Canaanites, though they have iron chariots, and
though they be strong.
Orthodox Library, Holy Tuesday, 2008.
Have mercy, O Lord, upon Thy servants
the scribe John, the priest Peter, Billy,
and the parishioners of the temple of Saint Andrew in Lubbock.
THE END, AND TO GOD BE THE GLORY!