5/17/13

From Gary... Absolute, perfect perfection


I am unsure as to WHEN my granddaughter Elizabeth took this picture, but I am very sure it is one of the most beautiful pictures I HAVE EVER SEEN.  I might actually go so far as to say that it is PERFECT!!!!  I absolutely LOVE the colors, the contrast balanced against the correct shading levels.  It is so good, I can almost SMELL its wonderful fragrance.  

This reminds me of the poet John Keats, who wrote:

A Thing Of Beauty Is A Joy Forever


"A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o'er-darkened ways
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits. Such the sun, the moon,
Trees old, and young, sprouting a shady boon
For simple sheep; and such are daffodils
With the green world they live in; and clear rills
That for themselves a cooling covert make
'Gainst the hot season; the mid-forest brake,
Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms:
And such too is the grandeur of the dooms
We have imagined for the mighty dead;
All lovely tales that we have heard or read:
An endless fountain of immortal drink,
Pouring unto us from the heaven's brink.

Nor do we merely feel these essences
For one short hour; no, even as the trees
That whisper round a temple become soon
Dear as the temple's self, so does the moon,
The passion poesy, glories infinite,
Haunt us till they become a cheering light
Unto our souls, and bound to us so fast
That, whether there be shine or gloom o'ercast,
They always must be with us, or we die.

Therefore, 'tis with full happiness that I
Will trace the story of Endymion.
The very music of the name has gone
Into my being, and each pleasant scene
Is growing fresh before me as the green
Of our own valleys: so I will begin
Now while I cannot hear the city's din;
Now while the early budders are just new,
And run in mazes of the youngest hue
About old forests; while the willow trails
Its delicate amber; and the dairy pails
Bring home increase of milk. And, as the year
Grows lush in juicy stalks, I'll smoothly steer
My little boat, for many quiet hours,
With streams that deepen freshly into bowers.
Many and many a verse I hope to write,
Before the daisies, vermeil rimmed and white,
Hide in deep herbage; and ere yet the bees
Hum about globes of clover and sweet peas,
I must be near the middle of my story.
O may no wintry season, bare and hoary,
See it half finished: but let Autumn bold,
With universal tinge of sober gold,
Be all about me when I make an end!
And now at once, adventuresome, I send
My herald thought into a wilderness:
There let its trumpet blow, and quickly dress
My uncertain path with green, that I may speed
Easily onward, thorough flowers and weed."

Now, I have written about 30 or more poems in my life, but never could attain to the majestic poetic masterpiece that Keats achieves.  His idyllic perfection is like Elizabeth's picture; it is worthy of as much praise as I can conceive- and more!!!  The Law of God is like that--- UTTER PERFECTION IN ABSOLUTE PERFECT BEAUTY!!!  Yet, being the frail human beings we are, we fall short of the perfection of its intention.  Take a few moments and consider the following passages of Scripture...

James, Chapter 2
  10 For whoever keeps the whole law, and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all. 

John, Chapter 7

1 After these things, Jesus was walking in Galilee, for he wouldn’t walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.  2 Now the feast of the Jews, the Feast of Booths, was at hand.  3 His brothers therefore said to him, “Depart from here, and go into Judea, that your disciples also may see your works which you do.  4 For no one does anything in secret, and himself seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, reveal yourself to the world.”  5 For even his brothers didn’t believe in him. 

  6  Jesus therefore said to them, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready.   7  The world can’t hate you, but it hates me, because I testify about it, that its works are evil.   8  You go up to the feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, because my time is not yet fulfilled.” 

  9  Having said these things to them, he stayed in Galilee.  10 But when his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly, but as it were in secret.  11 The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, “Where is he?”  12 There was much murmuring among the multitudes concerning him. Some said, “He is a good man.” Others said, “Not so, but he leads the multitude astray.”  13 Yet no one spoke openly of him for fear of the Jews.  14 But when it was now the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught.  15 The Jews therefore marveled, saying, “How does this man know letters, having never been educated?” 

  16  Jesus therefore answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.   17  If anyone desires to do his will, he will know about the teaching, whether it is from God, or if I am speaking from myself.   18  He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory, but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.   19  Didn’t Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keeps the law? Why do you seek to kill me?” 


Acts, Chapter 7

51  “You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit! As your fathers did, so you do. 52 Which of the prophets didn’t your fathers persecute? They killed those who foretold the coming of the Righteous One, of whom you have now become betrayers and murderers.  53 You received the law as it was ordained by angels, and didn’t keep it!” 

  54  Now when they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth.  55 But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, 56 and said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!” 

  57  But they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and rushed at him with one accord.  58 They threw him out of the city, and stoned him. The witnesses placed their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul.  59 They stoned Stephen as he called out, saying, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!”  60 He kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, “Lord, don’t hold this sin against them!” When he had said this, he fell asleep. 


Romans, Chapter 2
17  Indeed you bear the name of a Jew, and rest on the law, and glory in God,  18 and know his will, and approve the things that are excellent, being instructed out of the law,  19 and are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,  20 a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of babies, having in the law the form of knowledge and of the truth.  21 You therefore who teach another, don’t you teach yourself? You who preach that a man shouldn’t steal, do you steal?  22 You who say a man shouldn’t commit adultery. Do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? 23 You who glory in the law, through your disobedience of the law do you dishonor God?  24 For “the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you,” just as it is written.  25 For circumcision indeed profits, if you are a doer of the law, but if you are a transgressor of the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.  26 If therefore the uncircumcised keep the ordinances of the law, won’t his uncircumcision be accounted as circumcision?  27 Won’t the uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfills the law, judge you, who with the letter and circumcision are a transgressor of the law?  28 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh;  29 but he is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit not in the letter; whose praise is not from men, but from God. 

God above is perfect, we are not!!!  Truthfully, we all at one time or another, do things we know we should not do.  The first few Scripture passages bring this out and more.  Even if we only break ONE commandment, we are guilty of all!!!  The Jews tried and tried to keep the LAW- and failed.  They did not understand that true obedience to God is a heart-matter; one of attitude, not just performance. That is the difference between keeping rules like small children or being an adult who looks for the intent behind the rules.  Even when we do the latter, we still fall short occasionally  and that is where Jesus comes in.  He gives us grace (undeserved mercy) when we fail and that is the absolute perfect solution to the problem of imperfection.  Absolute, perfect perfection!!! 

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, May 17


May 17
Joshua 15, 16

Jos 15:1 The lot for the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families was to the border of Edom, even to the wilderness of Zin southward, at the uttermost part of the south.
Jos 15:2 Their south border was from the uttermost part of the Salt Sea, from the bay that looks southward;
Jos 15:3 and it went out southward of the ascent of Akrabbim, and passed along to Zin, and went up by the south of Kadesh Barnea, and passed along by Hezron, went up to Addar, and turned about to Karka;
Jos 15:4 and it passed along to Azmon, went out at the brook of Egypt; and the border ended at the sea. This shall be your south border.
Jos 15:5 The east border was the Salt Sea, even to the end of the Jordan. The border of the north quarter was from the bay of the sea at the end of the Jordan.
Jos 15:6 The border went up to Beth Hoglah, and passed along by the north of Beth Arabah; and the border went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben.
Jos 15:7 The border went up to Debir from the valley of Achor, and so northward, looking toward Gilgal, that is over against the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south side of the river. The border passed along to the waters of En Shemesh, and ended at En Rogel.
Jos 15:8 The border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom to the side of the Jebusite southward (the same is Jerusalem); and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lies before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the farthest part of the valley of Rephaim northward.
Jos 15:9 The border extended from the top of the mountain to the spring of the waters of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of Mount Ephron; and the border extended to Baalah (the same is Kiriath Jearim);
Jos 15:10 and the border turned about from Baalah westward to Mount Seir, and passed along to the side of Mount Jearim on the north (the same is Chesalon), and went down to Beth Shemesh, and passed along by Timnah;
Jos 15:11 and the border went out to the side of Ekron northward; and the border extended to Shikkeron, and passed along to Mount Baalah, and went out at Jabneel; and the goings out of the border were at the sea.
Jos 15:12 The west border was to the shore of the great sea. This is the border of the children of Judah according to their families.
Jos 15:13 To Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a portion among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of Yahweh to Joshua, even Kiriath Arba, named after the father of Anak (the same is Hebron).
Jos 15:14 Caleb drove out the three sons of Anak: Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anak.
Jos 15:15 He went up against the inhabitants of Debir: now the name of Debir before was Kiriath Sepher.
Jos 15:16 Caleb said, "He who strikes Kiriath Sepher, and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife."
Jos 15:17 Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife.
Jos 15:18 It happened, when she came, that she had him ask her father fore a field. She got off of her donkey, and Caleb said, "What do you want?"
Jos 15:19 She said, "Give me a blessing. Because you have set me in the land of the South, give me also springs of water." He gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
Jos 15:20 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families.
Jos 15:21 The farthest cities of the tribe of the children of Judah toward the border of Edom in the South were Kabzeel, Eder, Jagur,
Jos 15:22 Kinah, Dimonah, Adadah,
Jos 15:23 Kedesh, Hazor, Ithnan,
Jos 15:24 Ziph, Telem, Bealoth,
Jos 15:25 Hazor Hadattah, Kerioth Hezron (the same is Hazor),
Jos 15:26 Amam, Shema, Moladah,
Jos 15:27 Hazar Gaddah, Heshmon, Beth Pelet,
Jos 15:28 Hazar Shual, Beersheba, Biziothiah,
Jos 15:29 Baalah, Iim, Ezem,
Jos 15:30 Eltolad, Chesil, Hormah,
Jos 15:31 Ziklag, Madmannah, Sansannah,
Jos 15:32 Lebaoth, Shilhim, Ain, and Rimmon. All the cities are twenty-nine, with their villages.
Jos 15:33 In the lowland, Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah,
Jos 15:34 Zanoah, En Gannim, Tappuah, Enam,
Jos 15:35 Jarmuth, Adullam, Socoh, Azekah,
Jos 15:36 Shaaraim, Adithaim and Gederah (or Gederothaim); fourteen cities with their villages.
Jos 15:37 Zenan, Hadashah, Migdal Gad,
Jos 15:38 Dilean, Mizpeh, Joktheel,
Jos 15:39 Lachish, Bozkath, Eglon,
Jos 15:40 Cabbon, Lahmam, Chitlish,
Jos 15:41 Gederoth, Beth Dagon, Naamah, and Makkedah; sixteen cities with their villages.
Jos 15:42 Libnah, Ether, Ashan,
Jos 15:43 Iphtah, Ashnah, Nezib,
Jos 15:44 Keilah, Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages.
Jos 15:45 Ekron, with its towns and its villages;
Jos 15:46 from Ekron even to the sea, all that were by the side of Ashdod, with their villages.
Jos 15:47 Ashdod, its towns and its villages; Gaza, its towns and its villages; to the brook of Egypt, and the great sea with its coastline.
Jos 15:48 In the hill country, Shamir, Jattir, Socoh,
Jos 15:49 Dannah, Kiriath Sannah (which is Debir),
Jos 15:50 Anab, Eshtemoh, Anim,
Jos 15:51 Goshen, Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages.
Jos 15:52 Arab, Dumah, Eshan,
Jos 15:53 Janim, Beth Tappuah, Aphekah,
Jos 15:54 Humtah, Kiriath Arba (the same is Hebron), and Zior; nine cities with their villages.
Jos 15:55 Maon, Carmel, Ziph, Jutah,
Jos 15:56 Jezreel, Jokdeam, Zanoah,
Jos 15:57 Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities with their villages.
Jos 15:58 Halhul, Beth Zur, Gedor,
Jos 15:59 Maarath, Beth Anoth, and Eltekon; six cities with their villages.
Jos 15:60 Kiriath Baal (the same is Kiriath Jearim), and Rabbah; two cities with their villages.
Jos 15:61 In the wilderness, Beth Arabah, Middin, Secacah,
Jos 15:62 Nibshan, the City of Salt, and En Gedi; six cities with their villages.
Jos 15:63 As for the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah couldn't drive them out; but the Jebusites live with the children of Judah at Jerusalem to this day.
Jos 16:1 The lot came out for the children of Joseph from the Jordan at Jericho, at the waters of Jericho on the east, even the wilderness, going up from Jericho through the hill country to Bethel.
Jos 16:2 It went out from Bethel to Luz, and passed along to the border of the Archites to Ataroth;
Jos 16:3 and it went down westward to the border of the Japhletites, to the border of Beth Horon the lower, even to Gezer; and ended at the sea.
Jos 16:4 The children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, took their inheritance.
Jos 16:5 This was the border of the children of Ephraim according to their families. The border of their inheritance eastward was Ataroth Addar, to Beth Horon the upper.
Jos 16:6 The border went out westward at Michmethath on the north. The border turned about eastward to Taanath Shiloh, and passed along it on the east of Janoah.
Jos 16:7 It went down from Janoah to Ataroth, to Naarah, reached to Jericho, and went out at the Jordan.
Jos 16:8 From Tappuah the border went along westward to the brook of Kanah; and ended at the sea. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Ephraim according to their families;
Jos 16:9 together with the cities which were set apart for the children of Ephraim in the midst of the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages.
Jos 16:10 They didn't drive out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwell in the midst of Ephraim to this day, and have become servants to do forced labor.


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Joshua



Joshua 15 1
The lot for the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families was to the border of Edom, even to the wilderness of Zin southward, at the uttermost part of the south.
And the lot of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families was: to the border of Edom, the wilderness of Zin, southward, in the extreme south.
And the lot for the tribe of the sons of Judah, for their families, is unto the border of Edom; the wilderness of Zin southward, at the extremity of the south;
Joshua 15 2
Their south border was from the uttermost part of the Salt Sea, from the bay that looks southward;
And their southern border was from the end of the salt sea, from the tongue that turns southward;
and to them the south border is at the extremity of the salt sea, from the bay which is looking southward;
Joshua 15 3
and it went out southward of the ascent of Akrabbim, and passed along to Zin, and went up by the south of Kadesh-barnea, and passed along by Hezron, and went up to Addar, and turned about to Karka;
and it went out south of the ascent of Akrabbim, and passed on to Zin, and went up on the south of Kadesh-barnea, and passed to Hezron, and went up toward Addar, and turned toward Karkaah,
and it hath gone out unto the south to Maaleh-Akrabbim, and passed over to Zin, and gone up on the south to Kadesh-Barnea, and passed over [to] Hezron, and gone up to Adar, and turned round to Karkaa,
Joshua 15 4
and it passed along to Azmon, and went out at the brook of Egypt; and the goings out of the border were at the sea: this shall be your south border.
and passed on to Azmon, and went out by the torrent of Egypt; and the border ended at the sea. That shall be your border southward.
and passed over [to] Azmon, and gone out [at] the brook of Egypt, and the outgoings of the border have been at the sea; this is to you the south border.
Joshua 15 5
The east border was the Salt Sea, even to the end of the Jordan. The border of the north quarter was from the bay of the sea at the end of the Jordan;
-- And the eastern border was the salt sea as far as the end of the Jordan. -- And the border on the north side was from the tongue of the salt sea, at the end of the Jordan;
And the east border [is] the salt sea, unto the extremity of the Jordan, and the border at the north quarter [is] from the bay of the sea, at the extremity of the Jordan;
Joshua 15 6
and the border went up to Beth-hoglah, and passed along by the north of Beth-arabah; and the border went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben;
and the border went up toward Beth-hoglah, and passed north of Beth-Arabah; and the border went up to the stone of Bohan, the son of Reuben;
and the border hath gone up [to] Beth-Hoglah, and passed over on the north of Beth-Arabah, and the border hath gone up [to] the stone of Bohan son of Reuben:
Joshua 15 7
and the border went up to Debir from the valley of Achor, and so northward, looking toward Gilgal, that is over against the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south side of the river; and the border passed along to the waters of En-shemesh, and the goings out of it were at En-rogel;
and the border went up toward Debir from the valley of Achor, and turned northward to Gilgal, which is opposite to the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south side of the torrent; and the border passed to the waters of En-shemesh, and ended at En-rogel;
and the border hath gone up towards Debir from the valley of Achor, and northward looking unto Gilgal, which [is] over-against the ascent of Adummim, which [is] on the south of the brook, and the border hath passed over unto the waters of En-Shemesh, and its outgoings have been unto En-Rogel;
Joshua 15 8
and the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom to the side of the Jebusite southward (the same is Jerusalem); and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lies before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the uttermost part of the vale of Rephaim northward;
and the border went up to the valley of the son of Hinnom, toward the south side of the Jebusite, that is, Jerusalem; and the border went up to the top of the mountain that is before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the end of the valley of Rephaim northward; 
and the border hath gone up the valley of the son of Hinnom, unto the side of the Jebusite on the south (it [is] Jerusalem), and the border hath gone up unto the top of the hill-country which [is] on the front of the valley of Hinnom westward, which [is] in the extremity of the valley of the Rephaim northward;
Joshua 15 9
and the border extended from the top of the mountain to the spring of the waters of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of Mount Ephron; and the border extended to Baalah (the same is Kiriath-jearim);
and the border reached along from the top of the mountain toward the spring of the waters of Nephtoah, and went out toward the cities of mount Ephron; and the border reached along to Baalah, that is, Kirjath-jearim;
and the border hath been marked out, from the top of the hill-country unto the fountain of the waters of Nephtoah, and hath gone out unto the cities of mount Ephron, and the border hath been marked out [to] Baalah, (it [is] Kirjath-Jearim);
Joshua 15 10
and the border turned about from Baalah westward to Mount Seir, and passed along to the side of Mount Jearim on the north (the same is Chesalon), and went down to Beth-shemesh, and passed along by Timnah;
and the border turned from Baalah westwards toward mount Seir, and passed toward the side of Har-jearim, that is, Chesalon, northwards, and went down to Beth-shemesh, and passed Timnah.
and the border hath gone round from Baalah westward, unto mount Seir, and passed over unto the side of mount Jearim (it [is] Chesalon), on the north, and gone down [to] Beth-Shemesh, and passed over to Timnah;
Joshua 15 11
and the border went out to the side of Ekron northward; and the border extended to Shikkeron, and passed along to Mount Baalah, and went out at Jabneel; and the goings out of the border were at the sea.
And the border went out to the side of Ekron northwards, and the border reached along toward Shicron, and passed mount Baalah, and went toward Jabneel; and the border ended at the sea.
and the border hath gone out unto the side of Ekron northward, and the border hath been marked out [to] Shicron, and hath passed over to mount Baalah, and gone out [to] Jabneel; and the outgoings of the border have been at the sea.
Joshua 15 12
The west border was to the great sea, and the border [of it]. This is the border of the children of Judah round about according to their families.
-- And the west border is the great sea and [its] coast. This is the border of the children of Judah round about, according to their families.
And the west border [is] to the great sea, and [its] border; this [is] the border of the sons of Judah round about for their families.
Joshua 15 13
To Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a portion among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of Yahweh to Joshua, even Kiriath-arba, [which Arba was] the father of Anak (the same is Hebron).
And to Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a portion among the children of Judah according to the commandment of Jehovah to Joshua, the city of Arba, the father of Anak, that is, Hebron.
And to Caleb son of Jephunneh hath he given a portion in the midst of the sons of Judah, according to the command of Jehovah to Joshua, [even] the city of Arba, father of Anak -- it [is] Hebron.
Joshua 15 14
Caleb drove out there the three sons of Anak: Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anak.
And thence Caleb dispossessed the three sons of Anak, Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai, who were born of Anak.
And Caleb is dispossessing thence the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, children of Anak,
Joshua 15 15
He went up there against the inhabitants of Debir: now the name of Debir before was Kiriath-sepher.
And from there he went up against the inhabitants of Debir; now the name of Debir before was Kirjath-sepher.
and he goeth up thence unto the inhabitants of Debir; and the name of Debir formerly is Kirjath-Sepher.
Joshua 15 16
Caleb said, He who strikes Kiriath-sepher, and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife.
And Caleb said, He that smites Kirjath-sepher and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife.
And Caleb saith, `He who smiteth Kirjath-Sephar, and hath captured it -- I have given to him Achsah my daughter for a wife.`
Joshua 15 17
Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife.
And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it; and he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife.
And Othniel son of Kenaz, brother of Caleb, doth capture it, and he giveth to him Achsah his daughter for a wife.
Joshua 15 18
It happened, when she came [to him], that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she alighted from off her donkey; and Caleb said, What would you?
And it came to pass as she came, that she urged him to ask of her father a field; and she sprang down from the ass. And Caleb said to her, What wouldest thou?
And it cometh to pass, in her coming in, that she persuadeth him to ask from her father a field, and she lighteth from off the ass, and Caleb saith to her, `What -- to thee?`
Joshua 15 19
She said, Give me a blessing; for that you have set me in the land of the South, give me also springs of water. He gave her the upper springs and the nether springs.
And she said, Give me a blessing; for thou hast given me a southern land; give me also springs of water. Then he gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
And she saith, `Give to me a blessing; when the land of the south thou hast given me, then thou hast given to me springs of waters;` and he giveth to her the upper springs and the lower springs.
Joshua 15 20
This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families.
This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families.
This [is] the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Judah, for their families.
Joshua 15 21
The uttermost cities of the tribe of the children of Judah toward the border of Edom in the South were Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur,
The cities at the extremity of the tribe of the children of Judah, toward the border of Edom in the south, were: Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur,
And the cities at the extremity of the tribe of the sons of Judah are unto the border of Edom in the south, Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur,
Joshua 15 22
and Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah,
and Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah,
and Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah,
Joshua 15 23
and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan,
and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Jithnan,
and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan,
Joshua 15 24
Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth,
Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth,
Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth,
Joshua 15 25
and Hazor-hadattah, and Kerioth-hezron (the same is Hazor),
and Hazor-hadattah, and Kerioth-Hezron, that is Hazor,
and Hazor, Hadattah, and Kerioth, Hezron, (it [is] Hazor,)
Joshua 15 26
Amam, and Shema, and Moladah,
Amam, and Shema, and Molada,
Amam, and Shema, and Moladah,
Joshua 15 27
and Hazar-gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beth-pelet,
and Hazar-gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beth-Pelet,
and Hazar-Gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beth-Palet,
Joshua 15 28
and Hazar-shual, and Beersheba, and Biziothiah,
and Hazar-Shual, and Beer-sheba, and Biziothiah;
and Hazar-Shual, and Beer-Sheba, and Bizjothjah,
Joshua 15 29
Baalah, and Iim, and Ezem,
Baalah, and Ijim, and Ezem,
Baalah, and Iim, and Azem,
Joshua 15 30
and Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah,
and Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah,
And Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah,
Joshua 15 31
and Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah,
and Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansanna,
and Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah,
Joshua 15 32
and Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon: all the cities are twenty-nine, with their villages.
and Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon: all the cities twenty-nine, and their hamlets.
and Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon; all the cities [are] twenty and nine, and their villages.
Joshua 15 33
In the lowland, Eshtaol, and Zorah, and Ashnah,
-- In the lowland: Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah,
In the low country: Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah,
Joshua 15 34
and Zanoah, and En-gannim, Tappuah, and Enam,
and Zanoah, and En-gannim, Tappuah and Enam,
and Zanoah, and En-Gannim, Tappuah, and Enam,
Joshua 15 35
Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah,
Jarmuth and Adullam, Sochoh and Azekah,
Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah,
Joshua 15 36
and Shaaraim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim; fourteen cities with their villages.
and Shaaraim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim: fourteen cities and their hamlets.
and Sharaim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim; fourteen cities and their villages.
Joshua 15 37
Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdal-gad,
Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdal-Gad,
Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdal-Gad,
Joshua 15 38
and Dilean, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel,
and Dilean, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel,
and Dilean, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel,
Joshua 15 39
Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon,
Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon,
Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon,
Joshua 15 40
and Cabbon, and Lahmam, and Chitlish,
and Cabbon, and Lahmas, and Chithlish,
and Cabbon, and Lahmam, and Kithlish,
Joshua 15 41
and Gederoth, Beth-dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah; sixteen cities with their villages.
and Gederoth, Beth-Dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah: sixteen cities and their hamlets.
and Gederoth, Beth-Dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah; sixteen cities and their villages.
Joshua 15 42
Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan,
Libna, and Ether, and Ashan,
Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan,
Joshua 15 43
and Iphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib,
and Jiphthah, and Ashnah, and Nezib,
and Jiphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib,
Joshua 15 44
and Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages.
and Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah: nine cities and their hamlets.
and Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities and their villages.
Joshua 15 45
Ekron, with its towns and its villages;
Ekron and its dependent villages and its hamlets.
Ekron and its towns and its villages,
Joshua 15 46
from Ekron even to the sea, all that were by the side of Ashdod, with their villages.
From Ekron and westward all that are by the side of Ashdod, and their hamlets.
from Ekron and westward, all that [are] by the side of Ashdod, and their villages.
Joshua 15 47
Ashdod, its towns and its villages; Gaza, its towns and its villages; to the brook of Egypt, and the great sea, and the border [of it].
Ashdod, its dependent villages and its hamlets; Gazah, its dependent villages and its hamlets, as far as the torrent of Egypt, and the great sea and [its] coast.
Ashdod, its towns and its villages, Gaza, its towns and its villages, unto the brook of Egypt, and the great sea, and [its] border.
Joshua 15 48
In the hill-country, Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh,
-- And in the hill-country: Shamir, and Jattir, and Sochoh,
And in the hill-country: Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh,
Joshua 15 49
and Dannah, and Kiriath-sannah (the same is Debir),
and Dannah, and Kirjath-sannah, that is, Debir,
and Dannah, and Kirjath-Sannah (it [is] Debir)
Joshua 15 50
and Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim,
and Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim,
and Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim,
Joshua 15 51
and Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages.
and Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh: eleven cities and their hamlets.
and Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities and their villages.
Joshua 15 52
Arab, and Dumah, and Eshan,
Arab, and Dumah, and Eshan,
Arab, and Dumah, and Eshean,
Joshua 15 53
and Janim, and Beth-tappuah, and Aphekah,
and Janum, and Beth-Tappuah, and Aphekah,
and Janum, and Beth-Tappuah, and Aphekah,
Joshua 15 54
and Humtah, and Kiriath-arba (the same is Hebron), and Zior; nine cities with their villages.
and Humtah, and Kirjath-Arba, that is, Hebron, and Zior: nine cities and their hamlets.
and Humtah, and Kirjath-Arba (it [is] Hebron), and Zior; nine cities and their villages.
Joshua 15 55
Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Jutah,
Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Jutah,
Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah,
Joshua 15 56
and Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah,
and Jizreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah,
and Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah,
Joshua 15 57
Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities with their villages.
Kain, Gibeah and Timnah: ten cities and their hamlets.
Cain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities and their villages.
Joshua 15 58
Halhul, Beth-zur, and Gedor,
Halhul, Beth-Zur, and Gedor,
Halhul, Beth-Zur, and Gedor,
Joshua 15 59
and Maarath, and Beth-anoth, and Eltekon; six cities with their villages.
and Maarath, and Beth-anoth, and Eltekon: six cities and their hamlets.
and Maarath, and Beth-Anoth, and Eltekon; six cities and their villages.
Joshua 15 60
Kiriath-baal (the same is Kiriath-jearim), and Rabbah; two cities with their villages.
Kirjath-Baal, that is, Kirjath-jearim, and Rabbah: two cities and their hamlets.
Kirjath-Baal (it [is] Kirjath-Jearim), and Rabbah; two cities and their villages.
Joshua 15 61
In the wilderness, Beth-arabah, Middin, and Secacah,
-- In the wilderness: Beth-Arabah, Middin, and Secacah,
In the wilderness: Beth-Arabah, Middin, and Secacah,
Joshua 15 62
and Nibshan, and the City of Salt, and En-gedi; six cities with their villages.
and Nibshan, and Ir-Hammelah, and En-gedi: six cities and their hamlets.
and Nibshan, and the city of Salt, and En-Gedi; six cities and their villages.
Joshua 15 63
As for the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah couldn`t drive them out: but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem to this day.
But as for the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not dispossess them; and the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem to this day.
As to the Jebusites, inhabitants of Jerusalem, the sons of Judah have not been able to dispossess them, and the Jebusite dwelleth with the sons of Judah in Jerusalem unto this day.
Joshua 16 1
The lot came out for the children of Joseph from the Jordan at Jericho, at the waters of Jericho on the east, even the wilderness, going up from Jericho through the hill-country to Bethel;
And the lot came forth for the children of Joseph from the Jordan of Jericho as far as the waters of Jericho eastwards, to the wilderness which goes up from Jericho to the hill-country of Bethel.
And the lot for the sons of Joseph goeth out from Jordan [by] Jericho, to the waters of Jericho on the east, to the wilderness going up from Jericho in the hill-country of Beth-El,
Joshua 16 2
and it went out from Bethel to Luz, and passed along to the border of the Archites to Ataroth;
And [the border] went from Bethel to Luz, and passed to the border of the Archites to Ataroth,
and hath gone out from Beth-El to Luz, and passed over unto the border of Archi [to] Ataroth,
Joshua 16 3
and it went down westward to the border of the Japhletites, to the border of Beth-horon the nether, even to Gezer; and the goings out of it were at the sea.
and went down westward to the border of the Japhletites, as far as the border of the lower Beth-horon, and to Gezer; and ended at the sea.
and gone down westward unto the border of Japhleti, unto the border of Beth-Horon the lower, and unto Gezer, and its outgoings have been at the sea.
Joshua 16 4
The children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, took their inheritance.
And the children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, took their inheritance.
And the sons of Joseph -- Manasseh and Ephraim -- inherit.
Joshua 16 5
The border of the children of Ephraim according to their families was [thus]: the border of their inheritance eastward was Ataroth-addar, to Beth-horon the upper;
And the border of the children of Ephraim was according to their families; the border of their inheritance eastwards was Ataroth-Addar as far as the upper Beth-horon;
And the border of the sons of Ephraim is by their families; and the border of their inheritance is on the east, Atroth-Addar unto Beth-Horon the upper;
Joshua 16 6
and the border went out westward at Michmethath on the north; and the border turned about eastward to Taanath-shiloh, and passed along it on the east of Janoah;
and the border went forth westwards to Micmethath on the north; and the border turned eastwards to Taanath-Shiloh, and passed by it eastwards to Janohah,
and the border hath gone out at the sea, to Michmethah on the north, and the border hath gone round eastward [to] Taanath-Shiloh, and passed over it eastward to Janohah,
Joshua 16 7
and it went down from Janoah to Ataroth, and to Naarah, and reached to Jericho, and went out at the Jordan.
and went down from Janohah to Ataroth and Naarath, and touched upon Jericho, and went out to the Jordan.
and gone down from Janohah [to] Ataroth, and to Naarath, and touched against Jericho, and gone out at the Jordan.
Joshua 16 8
From Tappuah the border went along westward to the brook of Kanah; and the goings out of it were at the sea. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Ephraim according to their families;
From Tappuah the border went westwards to the torrent Kanah, and ended at the sea. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Ephraim according to their families.
From Tappuah the border goeth westward unto the brook of Kanah, and its outgoings have been at the sea: this [is] the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Ephraim, for their families.
Joshua 16 9
together with the cities which were set apart for the children of Ephraim in the midst of the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages.
with the cities that were set apart for the children of Ephraim in the midst of the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities and their hamlets.
And the separate cities of the sons of Ephraim [are] in the midst of the inheritance of the sons of Manasseh, all the cities and their villages;
Joshua 16 10
They didn`t drive out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer: but the Canaanites dwell in the midst of Ephraim to this day, and are become servants to do forced labor.
But they did not dispossess the Canaanites that dwelt at Gezer; and the Canaanites dwell in the midst of Ephraim to this day, and serve under tribute.
and they have not dispossessed the Canaanite who is dwelling in Gezer, and the Canaanite dwelleth in the midst of Ephraim unto this day, and is to tribute -- a servant.


Study Questions...

The other name for Jerusalem is? 15:8

Caleb was given ____________? 15:13

Who was given Achsah as wife? 15:17

What inhabitants of Jerusalem dwell with the Israelites? 15:63

Who dwells with the Ephraimites? 16:10