JOSHUA 17:14

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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 blessed me hitherto?”

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Joshua 17:14 Translation & Meaning

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And the children בְּנֵ֣י A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) children
of Joseph יוֹסֵ֔ף Joseph, the name of seven Israelites Joseph
spake וַֽיְדַבְּרוּ֙ Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue spake
unto אֶת Properly, nearness (used only as a preposition or an adverb), near; hence, generally, with, by, at, among, etc unto
Joshua, יְהוֹשֻׁ֖עַ Jehoshua (i.e., Joshua), the Jewish leader Joshua
saying, לֵאמֹ֑ר To say (used with great latitude) saying
Why מַדּוּעַ֩ What (is) known?; i.e., (by implication) (adverbially) why? Why
hast thou given נָתַ֨תָּה To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) given
me one אֶחָד֙ Properly, united, i.e., one; or (as an ordinal) first one
but (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
lot גּוֹרָ֤ל Properly, a pebble, i.e., a lot (small stones being used for that purpose); figuratively, a portion or destiny (as if determined by lot) lot
and one אֶחָ֔ד Properly, united, i.e., one; or (as an ordinal) first one
portion וְחֶ֣בֶל A rope (as twisted), especially a measuring line; by implication, a district or inheritance (as measured); or a noose (as of cords); figuratively, a company (as if tied together) portion
to inherit, נַֽחֲלָ֗ה Properly, something inherited, i.e., (abstractly) occupancy, or (concretely) an heirloom; generally an estate, patrimony or portion inherit
seeing I וַֽאֲנִ֣י I seeing
am (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
a great רָ֔ב Abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality) great
people, עַם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
forasmuch עַ֥ד As far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with) forasmuch
as עַד As far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with) as
the Lord יְהוָֽה׃ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
hath blessed בֵּֽרְכַ֥נִי To kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason) blessed
me hitherto? כֹּ֖ה Properly, like this, i.e., by implication, (of manner) thus (or so); also (of place) here (or hither); or (of time) now hitherto

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  • 12  Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

  • 13  Yet it came to pass, when the children of Israel were waxen strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute; but did not utterly drive them out.

  • 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 blessed me hitherto?

  • 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, if mount Ephraim be too narrow for thee.

  • 16  And the children of Joseph said, The hill is not enough for us: and all the Canaanites that dwell in the land of the valley have chariots of iron, both they who are of Beth-shean and her towns, and they who are of the valley of Jezreel.




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