17:2 There was also [a lot] for the a rest of the children of
Manasseh by their families; for the children of Abiezer,
and for the children of Helek, and for the children of
Asriel, and for the children of Shechem, and for the
children of Hepher, and for the children of Shemida: these
[were] the male children of Manasseh the son of Joseph by
(a) For the other half tribe had their portion beyond
17:4 And they came near before Eleazar the priest, and before
Joshua the son of Nun, and before the princes, saying, The
LORD commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our
b brethren. Therefore according to the commandment of
the LORD he gave them an inheritance among the brethren of
(b) Among them of our tribe.
17:5 And there fell ten portions to c Manasseh, beside the
land of Gilead and Bashan, which [were] on the other side
(c) In the land of canaan: five to the males: and other
five to the daughters of Zelophehad.
17:8 [Now] Manasseh had the land of Tappuah: but d Tappuah on
the border of Manasseh [belonged] to the children of
(d) Meaning, the city itself.
17:9 And the coast descended unto the river Kanah, southward of
the river: these cities of Ephraim [are] among the cities
of Manasseh: the coast of Manasseh also [was] on the north
side of the river, and the outgoings of it were at the e
(e) That is, toward the main sea.
17:10 Southward [it was] Ephraim's, and northward [it was]
Manasseh's, and the sea is his border; and they met
together in f Asher on the north, and in Issachar on the
(f) In the tribe of Asher, and tribe of Issachar.
17:12 Yet the children of Manasseh g could not drive out [the
inhabitants of] those cities; but the Canaanites would
dwell in that land.
(g) For at first they lacked courage, and later agreed
with them on condition, contrary to God's commandment.
17:14 And the children of Joseph spake unto Joshua, saying, Why
hast thou given me [but] one lot and one portion to
inherit, seeing I [am] a great people, forasmuch as the
LORD hath h blessed me hitherto?
(h) According to my father Jacob's prophecy,
17:15 And Joshua answered them, If thou [be] a great people,
[then] get thee up to the wood [country], and cut down for
thyself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the
giants, i if mount Ephraim be too narrow for thee.
(i) If this mount is not large enough, why do you not get
more by destroying God's enemies, as he has commanded.
17:18 But the mountain shall be thine; for it [is] a wood, and
thou shalt cut it down: and the outgoings of it shall be
thine: k for thou shalt drive out the Canaanites, though
they have iron chariots, [and] though they [be] strong.