Then the Levites (because they have no allotment or inheritance with you), the resident foreigners, the orphans, and the widows of your villages may come and eat their fill so that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work you do.
Gilead’s wife also gave 1 him sons. When his wife’s sons grew up, they made Jephthah leave and said to him, “You are not going to inherit any of our father’s wealth, 2 because you are another woman’s son.”
The descendants of Joseph said to Joshua, “Why have you assigned us only one tribal allotment? After all, we have many people, for until now the Lord has enabled us to increase in number.” 1
So when the Lord your God gives you relief from all the enemies who surround you in the land he 1 is giving you as an inheritance, 2 you must wipe out the memory of the Amalekites from under heaven 3 – do not forget! 4
The bones of Joseph, which the Israelites had brought up from Egypt, were buried at Shechem in the part of the field that Jacob bought from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem, for one hundred pieces of money. 1 So it became the inheritance of the tribe of Joseph. 2
I have also acquired Ruth the Moabite, the wife of Mahlon, as my wife to raise up a descendant who will inherit his property 1 so the name of the deceased might not disappear 2 from among his relatives and from his village. 3 You are witnesses today.”
Therefore do not give your daughters in marriage to their sons, and do not take their daughters in marriage for your sons. Do not ever seek their peace or welfare, so that you may be strong and may eat the good of the land and may leave it as an inheritance for your children 1 forever.’
“‘When you allot the land as an inheritance, you will offer an allotment 1 to the Lord, a holy portion from the land; the length will be eight and a quarter miles 2 and the width three and one-third miles. 3 This entire area will be holy. 4
You must pursue justice alone 1 so that you may live and inherit the land the Lord your God is giving you.
This is the portion of the wicked man allotted by God, 1 the inheritance that evildoers receive from the Almighty.
What then would be one’s lot from God above, one’s heritage from the Almighty 1 on high?
Then I said, 1 “Lord, you give me strength and protect me. You are the one I can run to for safety when I am in trouble. 2 Nations from all over the earth will come to you and say, ‘Our ancestors had nothing but false gods – worthless idols that could not help them at all. 3
Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel your servants, to whom you swore by yourself and told them, ‘I will multiply your descendants 1 like the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken about 2 I will give to your descendants, 3 and they will inherit it forever.’”