JOSHUA 17:16

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“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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Joshua 17:16 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
said, וַיֹּֽאמְרוּ֙ To say (used with great latitude) said
The hill הָהָ֑ר A mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively) hill
is not לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
enough יִמָּ֥צֵא Properly, to come forth to, i.e., appear or exist; transitively, to attain, i.e., find or acquire; figuratively, to occur, meet or be present enough
for us: and all בְּכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the Canaanites הַֽכְּנַעֲנִי֙ A Kenaanite or inhabitant of Kenaan Canaanites
that dwell הַיֹּשֵׁ֣ב Properly, to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry dwell
in the land בְּאֶֽרֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
of the valley הָעֵ֔מֶק A vale (i.e., broad depression) valley
have chariots וְרֶ֣כֶב A vehicle; by implication, a team; by extension, cavalry; by analogy a rider, i.e., the upper millstone chariots
of iron, בַּרְזֶ֗ל Iron (as cutting); by extension, an iron implement iron
both they (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
who לַֽאֲשֶׁ֤ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc who
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
of Beth-shean שְׁאָן֙ Beth-Shean or Beth-Shan, a place in Palestine Bethshean
and her towns, וּבְנוֹתֶ֔יהָ A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) towns
and who וְלַֽאֲשֶׁ֖ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc and who
they (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
of the valley בְּעֵ֥מֶק A vale (i.e., broad depression) valley
of Jezreel. יִזְרְעֶֽאל׃ Jizreel, the name of two places in Palestine and of two Israelites Jezreel

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  • 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.

  • 17  And Joshua spake unto the house of Joseph, even to Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying, Thou art a great people, and hast great power: thou shalt not have one lot only:

  • 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: for thou shalt drive out the Canaanites, though they have iron chariots, and though they be strong.




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