Ephraim and West Manasseh
1The lot 16:1 Lit. went outfell to the children of Joseph from the Jordan, by Jericho, to the waters of Jericho on the east, to the wilderness that goes up from Jericho through the mountains to 16:1 LXX Bethel LuzBethel,
2then went out 16:2 LXX to Bethel,from Bethel to Luz, passed along to the border of the Archites at Ataroth,
3and went down westward to the boundary of the Japhletites, as far as the boundary of Lower Beth Horon to Gezer; and 16:3 Lit. the goings out of it were at the seait ended at the sea.
4So the children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, took their 16:4 possessioninheritance.
The Land of Ephraim
5The border of the children of Ephraim, according to their families, was thus: The border of their inheritance on the east side was Ataroth Addar as far as Upper Beth Horon.
6And the border went out toward the sea on the north side of Michmethath; then the border went around eastward to Taanath Shiloh, and passed by it on the east of Janohah.
7Then it went down from Janohah to Ataroth and 16:7 Naaran, 1 Chr. 7:28Naarah, reached to Jericho, and came out at the Jordan.
8The border went out from Tappuah westward to the Brook Kanah, and 16:8 Lit. the goings out of it were at the seait ended at the sea. This was the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Ephraim according to their families.
9The separate cities for the children of Ephraim were among the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages.
10And they did not drive out the Canaanites who dwelt in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwell among the Ephraimites to this day and have become forced laborers.