17:1 There was also a lot for the tribe of Manasseh; for he
[was] the first-born of Joseph; [to wit], for Machir the
first-born of Manasseh, the father of Gilead: because he was a
man of war, therefore he had Gilead and Bashan.
17:2 There was also [a lot] for the rest of the children of
Manasseh by 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 their families.
17:3 But Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the
son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, but daughters:
and these [are] the names of his daughters, Mahlah, and Noah,
Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
17:4 And they came near before Eleazar the priest, and before
Joshua 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.
17:5 And there fell ten portions to Manasseh, besides the land
of Gilead and Bashan, which [were] on the other side of Jordan;
17:6 Because the daughters of Manasseh had an inheritance among
his sons: and the rest of Manasseh's sons had the land of
17:7 And the border of Manasseh was from Asher to Michmethah,
that [lieth] before Shechem; and the border went along on the
right hand to the inhabitants of En-tappuah.
17:8 [Now] Manasseh had the land of Tappuah: but Tappuah on the
border of Manasseh [belonged] to the children of Ephraim;
17:9 And the border descended to the river Kanah, southward of
the river. These cities of Ephraim [are] among the cities of
Manasseh: the border of Manasseh also [was] on the north side
of the river, and the limits of it were at the sea:
17:10 Southward [it was] Ephraim's, and northward [it was]
Manasseh's, and the sea is his border; and they met together in
Asher on the north, and in Issachar on the east.
17:11 And Manasseh had in Issachar and in Asher Beth-shean and
its towns, and Ibleam and its towns, and the inhabitants of Dor
and its towns, and the inhabitants of En-dor and its towns, and
the inhabitants of Tanach and its towns, and the inhabitants of
Megiddo and its towns, [even] three countries.
17:12 Yet the children of Manasseh could not expel [the
inhabitants of] those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in
17:13 Yet it came to pass, when the children of Israel had
become strong, that they subjected the Canaanites to tribute;
but did not utterly expel them.
17:14 And the children of Joseph spoke to Joshua, saying, Why
hast thou given me [but] one lot and one portion to inherit,
seeing I [am] a great people, forasmuch as the LORD hath
hitherto blessed me?
17:15 And Joshua answered them, If thou [art] a great people,
[then] go up to the wood, and cut down for thyself there in the
land of the Perizzites and of the giants, if mount Ephraim is
too narrow for thee.
17:16 And the children of Joseph said, The hill is not enough
for us: and all the Canaanites that dwell in the land of the
valley have chariots of iron, [both they] who [are] of
Beth-shean and its towns, and [they] who [are] of the valley of
17:17 And Joshua spoke to the house of Joseph, [even] to Ephraim
and to Manasseh, saying, Thou [art] a great people, and hast
great power: thou shalt not have one lot [only]:
17:18 But the mountain shall be thine; for it [is] a wood, and
thou shalt cut it down: and the limits of it shall be thine:
for thou shalt drive out the Canaanites, though they have iron
chariots, [and] though they [are] strong.