Joseph went and told Pharaoh, “My father, my brothers, their flocks and herds, and all that they own have arrived from the land of Canaan. They are now 1 in the land of Goshen.”
Your strength will be used up in vain, your land will not give its yield, and the trees of the land 1 will not produce their fruit.
“‘Any tithe 1 of the land, from the grain of the land or from the fruit of the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.
Phinehas, son of Eleazar, the priest, and the leaders left the Reubenites and Gadites in the land of Gilead and reported back to the Israelites in the land of Canaan. 1
I will bring them back from Egypt and gather them from Assyria. 1 I will bring them to the lands of Gilead and Lebanon, for there will not be enough room for them in their own land.
Then they presented the Israelites with a discouraging 1 report of the land they had investigated, saying, “The land that we passed through 2 to investigate is a land that devours 3 its inhabitants. 4 All the people we saw there 5 are of great stature.
Then say to the people of the land, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says about the inhabitants of Jerusalem and of the land of Israel: They will eat their bread with anxiety and drink their water in fright, for their land will be stripped bare of all it contains because of the violence of all who live in it.
But he did not purchase the land of the priests because the priests had an allotment from Pharaoh and they ate from their allotment that Pharaoh gave them. That is why they did not sell their land.
So I have said to you: You yourselves will possess their land and I myself will give it to you for a possession, a land flowing with milk and honey. I am the Lord your God who has set you apart from the other peoples. 1
When the men started out, Joshua told those going to map out the land, “Go, walk through the land, map it out, and return to me. Then I will draw lots for you before the Lord here in Shiloh.”
Moses said to them: “If the Gadites and the Reubenites cross the Jordan with you, each one equipped for battle in the Lord’s presence, and you conquer the land, 1 then you must allot them the territory of Gilead as their possession.
The snorting of the enemy’s horses is already being heard in the city of Dan. The sound of the neighing of their stallions 1 causes the whole land to tremble with fear. They are coming to destroy the land and everything in it! They are coming to destroy 2 the cities and everyone who lives in them!”