17 And the lot for the tribe of Manasseh was, for he was the firstborn of Joseph,—as for Machir, the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead, because he was a man of war, therefore had he Gilead and Bashan.
2 So the lot pertained to the rest of the sons of Manasseh, by their families, to the sons of Abiezer, and to the sons of Helek, and to the sons of Asriel, and to the sons of Shechem, and to the sons of Hepher, and to the sons of Shemida,—these were the sons of Manasseh, son of Joseph, even the male descendants by their families.
3 But Zelophehad, son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh, had no sons but only daughters,—and these are the names of his daughters, Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
4 And they had come near before Eleazar the priest and before Joshua son of Nun and before the princes, saying, Yahweh commanded Moses, to give us an inheritance in the midst of our brethren,—And he had given them according to the bidding of Yahweh an inheritance, in the midst of the brethren of their father.
5 Thus there fell ten portions to Manasseh,—besides the land of Gilead and Bashan, which is beyond the Jordan;
6 because the daughters of Manasseh received an inheritance in the midst of his sons,—and the land of Gilead became the possession of the sons of Manasseh that remained.
7 So then the boundary of Manasseh was from Asher, Michmethath, which faceth Shechem,—and the boundary goeth along unto the right hand unto the inhabitants of En-tappuah.
8 Manasseh had the land of Tappuah,—but Tappuah itself towards the boundary of Manasseh pertained unto the sons of Ephraim;
9 and the boundary goeth down to the ravine of Kanah, southward of the ravine, these cities belong to Ephraim, in the midst of the cities of Manasseh,—but the boundary of Manasseh was on the north side of the ravine, and the extensions thereof were to the sea;
10 southward pertaineth to Ephraim, and northward to Manasseh, and the sea was the boundary thereof,—and they touch Asher on the north, and Issachar on the east.
11 And 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 En-dor and her towns, and the inhabitants of Taanach and her towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns—the three heights.
12 The sons of Manasseh, however, could not dispossess these cities,—but the Canaanites were determined to remain in this land;
13 but when the sons of Israel had waxed strong, they put the Canaanites under tribute,—though they dispossessed them not.
14 Then spake the sons of Joseph unto Joshua, saying,—Why hast thou given me as an inheritance but one lot and one portion, seeing that I am a numerous people, because hitherto hath Yahweh blessed me.
15 And Joshua said unto them: If a numerous people thou art, get thee up to the forest, and cut down for thyself there, in the land of the Perizzites and of the Rephaim,—seeing that too narrow for thee is the hill country of Ephraim.
16 And the sons of Joseph said, The hill country is not enough for us,—and there are chariots of iron among all the Canaanites that dwell in the land of the valley, belonging both to them in Bethshean and her towns, and to them in the valley of Jezreel.
17 And Joshua made answer unto the house of Joseph, to Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying,—A numerous people thou art, and great vigour thou hast, thou shalt not have one lot only;
18 for the hill country shall be thine, in that a forest it is, therefore canst thou cut it down and thine shall be the extensions thereof,—for thou shalt dispossess the Canaanites, though chariots of iron they have and though strong they are.