Great People of God – Joshua 17

Joshua 17:1 There was also a lot for the tribe of Manasseh; for  he was the 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 and Bashan. 

Joshua 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.  

Joshua 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.  

Joshua 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. 

Joshua 17:5 And there fell ten  portions to Manasseh, beside the land of Gilead and Bashan,  which were on the other side Jordan; 

Joshua 17:6 Because the  daughters of Manasseh had an inheritance among his sons:  and the rest of Manasseh’s sons had the land of Gilead.  

Joshua 17:7 And the coast of Manasseh was from Asher to  Michmethah, that lieth before Shechem; and the border  went along on the right hand unto the inhabitants of Entappuah.  

Joshua 17:8 Now Manasseh had the land of Tappuah:  but Tappuah on the border of Manasseh belonged to the  children of Ephraim; 

Joshua 17:9 And the coast descended unto  the river Kanah, southward of the 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: 

Joshua 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. 

Joshua 17:11 And Manasseh had in  Issachar and in Asher Beth-shean and her 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. 

Joshua 17:12 Yet  the children of Manasseh could not drive out the  inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell  in that land. 

Joshua 17:13 Yet it came to pass, when the children  of Israel were waxen strong, that they put the Canaanites to  tribute; but did not utterly drive them out. 

Joshua 17:14 And the  children of Joseph spake unto 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  blessed me hitherto? 

Joshua 17:15 And Joshua answered them, If  thou be a great people, then get 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. 

Joshua 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 her towns, and they who are of  the valley of Jezreel. 

Joshua 17:17 And Joshua spake unto 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: 

Joshua 17:18 But the mountain  shall be thine; for it is a wood, and thou 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.   KJV


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