1 The second lot fell to Shimon. The portion of the tribe of the Simeonites, by their clans, lay inside the portion of the Judites.
א וַיֵּצֵא הַגּוֹרָל הַשֵּׁנִי לְשִׁמְעוֹן לְמַטֵּה בְנֵי־שִׁמְעוֹן לְמִשְׁפְּחוֹתָם וַיְהִי נַחֲלָתָם בְּתוֹךְ נַחֲלַת בְּנֵי־יְהוּדָה׃
ב וַיְהִי לָהֶם בְּנַחֲלָתָם בְּאֵר־שֶׁבַע וְשֶׁבַע וּמוֹלָדָה׃
8 together with all the villages in the vicinity of those towns, down to Baalath-beer [and] Ramath-negeb. That was the portion of the tribe of the Simeonites, by their clans.
9 The portion of the Simeonites was part of the territory of the Judites; since the share of the Judites was larger than they needed, the Simeonites received a portion inside their portion.
10 The third lot emerged for the Zebulunites, by their clans. The boundary of their portion: Starting at Sarid,
י וַיַּעַל הַגּוֹרָל הַשְּׁלִישִׁי לִבְנֵי זְבוּלֻן לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָם וַיְהִי גְּבוּל נַחֲלָתָם עַד־שָׂרִיד׃
14 Then it turned—that is, the boundary on the north—to Hannathon. Its extreme limits were the Valley of Iphtah-el,
16 That was the portion of the Zebulunites by their clans—those towns, with their villages.
טז זֹאת נַחֲלַת בְּנֵי־זְבוּלֻן לְמִשְׁפְּחוֹתָם הֶעָרִים הָאֵלֶּה וְחַצְרֵיהֶן׃
17 The fourth lot fell to Yissachar, the Issacharites by their clans.
יז לְיִשָּׂשכָר יָצָא הַגּוֹרָל הָרְבִיעִי לִבְנֵי יִשָּׂשכָר לְמִשְׁפְּחוֹתָם׃
כב וּפָגַע הַגְּבוּל בְּתָבוֹר ושחצומה [וְשַׁחֲצִימָה] וּבֵית שֶׁמֶשׁ וְהָיוּ תֹּצְאוֹת גְּבוּלָם הַיַּרְדֵּן עָרִים שֵׁשׁ־עֶשְׂרֵה וְחַצְרֵיהֶן׃
23 That was the portion of the tribe of the Issacharites, by their clans—the towns with their villages.
כג זֹאת נַחֲלַת מַטֵּה בְנֵי־יִשָּׂשכָר לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָם הֶעָרִים וְחַצְרֵיהֶן׃
24 The fifth lot fell to the tribe of the Asherites, by their clans.
כד וַיֵּצֵא הַגּוֹרָל הַחֲמִישִׁי לְמַטֵּה בְנֵי־אָשֵׁר לְמִשְׁפְּחוֹתָם׃
31 That was the portion of the tribe of the Asherites, by their clans—those towns, with their villages.
32 The sixth lot fell to the Naphtalites, the Naphtalites by their clans.
39 That was the portion of the tribe of the Naphtalites, by their clans—the towns, with their villages.
40 The seventh lot fell to the tribe of the Danites, by their clans.
מ לְמַטֵּה בְנֵי־דָן לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָם יָצָא הַגּוֹרָל הַשְּׁבִיעִי׃
מא וַיְהִי גְּבוּל נַחֲלָתָם צָרְעָה וְאֶשְׁתָּאוֹל וְעִיר שָׁמֶשׁ׃
47 But the territory of the Danites slipped from their grasp. So the Danites migrated and made war on Leshem. They captured it and put it to the sword; they took possession of it and settled in it. And they changed the name of Leshem to Dan, after their ancestor Dan.
48 That was the portion of the tribe of the Danites, by their clans—those towns, with their villages.
מח זֹאת נַחֲלַת מַטֵּה בְנֵי־דָן לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָם הֶעָרִים הָאֵלֶּה וְחַצְרֵיהֶן׃
al PEE a-do-NAI na-t’-NU LO et ha-EER a-SHER sha-AL et tim-nat SE-rakh b’-HAR ef-RA-yim va-yiv-NEH et ha-EER va-YAY-shev bah
19:50 They gave him the town that he asked for
As the leader of the people, Yehoshua waits until the end of the process of dividing the land before receiving his own inheritance. He asks for Timnat Serach (Timnath-serah), in the mountains of Efraim, and through the lots, Hashem grants his request. However, unlike others who inherited existing towns built by the Canaanites, Yehoshua would not be able to simply move in; first, he needs to build the city. This is the task of leaders — to build something where nothing currently exists. In contemporary in Israel, many modern religious, political and business leaders have followed this model, and like Yehoshua, have been blessed by Hashem with success. In the context of the miraculous growth of the State of Israel, many communities, schools, organizations and institutions, as well as fertile farmland and stunning landscapes, have risen out of nothingness.
51 These are the portions assigned by lot to the tribes of Yisrael by the Kohen Elazar, Yehoshua son of Nun, and the heads of the ancestral houses, before Hashem at Shilo, at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting.