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Joshua 16:9

    Joshua 16:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the separate cities for the children of Ephraim were among the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the separate cities for the children of Ephraim were among the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    together with the cities which were set apart for the children of Ephraim in the midst of the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Together with the towns marked out for the children of Ephraim in the heritage of Manasseh, all the towns with their unwalled places.

    Webster's Revision

    together with the cities which were set apart for the children of Ephraim in the midst of the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages.

    World English Bible

    together with the cities which were set apart for the children of Ephraim in the midst of the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    together with the cities which were separated for the children of Ephraim in the midst of the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages.

    Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 16:9

    And the separate cities - That is, the cities that were separated from the tribe of Manasseh to be given to Ephraim; see Joshua 17:9.

    Barnes' Notes on Joshua 16:9

    The verb "were," introduced by the King James Version in this verse should be omitted; and the full stop after Joshua 16:8 replaced by a colon. The purport of Joshua 16:9 is simply to add to the inheritance of Ephraim, defined by the preceding context, "the separate cities" or more properly "single cities" which were allotted to them in addition within the borders of Manasseh. The reasons for granting these additional cities to the Ephraimites can only be conjectured. Perhaps the territory assigned to this numerous tribe proved on experiment to be too small; and therefore some towns, which are named in 1 Chronicles 7:29, were given to them from the kindred Manassites, the latter being recompensed (Joshua 17:11 note) at the expense of Issachar and Asher.