1 Now the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together a at Shiloh, and b set up the tabernacle of meeting there. And the land was subdued before them.
2 But there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes which had not yet received their inheritance. 3 Then Joshua said to the children of Israel: c "How long will you neglect to go and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers has given you? 4 "Pick out from among you three men for each tribe, and I will send them; they shall rise and go through the land, survey it according to their inheritance, and come back to me. 5 "And they shall divide it into seven parts. d Judah shall remain in their territory on the south, and the e house of Joseph shall remain in their territory on the north. 6 "You shall therefore 1 survey the land in seven parts and bring the survey here to me, f that I may cast lots for you here before the LORD our God. 7 g "But the Levites have no part among you, for the priesthood of the LORD is their inheritance. h And Gad, Reuben, and half the tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance beyond the Jordan on the east, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave them."
8 Then the men arose to go away; and Joshua charged those who went to 2 survey the land, saying, "Go, walk i through the land, survey it, and come back to me, that I may cast lots for you here before the LORD in Shiloh." 9 So the men went, passed through the land, and 3 wrote the survey in a book in seven parts by cities; and they came to Joshua at the camp in Shiloh. 10 Then Joshua cast j lots for them in Shiloh before the LORD, and there k Joshua divided the land to the children of Israel according to their 4 divisions.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.