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.
2There 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.
3But 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.
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.
fell ten portions to Manasseh, beside the land of Gilead and Bashan, which were on the other side Jordan;
6Because the daughters of Manasseh had an inheritance among his sons: and the rest
of Manasseh's sons had the land of Gilead.
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.
had the land of Tappuah: but Tappuah on the border of Manasseh belonged to the children of Ephraim;
9And 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:
10Southward 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.
11And Manasseh had in
Issachar and in Asher Bethshean 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.
12Yet the children of
Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.
13Yet 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.
14And 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?
15And 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
16And 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 Bethshean and her towns, and they who are of the valley of Jezreel.
17And 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:
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.