1 These are the areas which the children of Israel inherited in the land of Canaan, a which Eleazar the priest, Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel distributed as an inheritance to them. 2 Their inheritance was b by lot, as the LORD had commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes and the half-tribe. 3 c For Moses had given the inheritance of the two tribes and the half-tribe on the other side of the Jordan; but to the Levites he had given no inheritance among them. 4 For d the children of Joseph were two tribes: Manasseh and Ephraim. And they gave no part to the Levites in the land, except e cities to dwell in, with their common-lands for their livestock and their property. 5 f As the LORD had commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did; and they divided the land.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.