1 Chronicles 6:54
New International Version
These were the locations of their settlements allotted as their territory (they were assigned to the descendants of Aaron who were from the Kohathite clan, because the first lot was for them):

New Living Translation
This is a record of the towns and territory assigned by means of sacred lots to the descendants of Aaron, who were from the clan of Kohath.

English Standard Version
These are their dwelling places according to their settlements within their borders: to the sons of Aaron of the clans of Kohathites, for theirs was the first lot,

Berean Study Bible
Now these were the territories assigned to the descendants of Aaron from the Kohathite clan for their settlements, because the first lot fell to them:

New American Standard Bible
Now these are their settlements according to their camps within their borders. To the sons of Aaron of the families of the Kohathites (for theirs was the first lot),

King James Bible
Now these are their dwelling places throughout their castles in their coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites: for theirs was the lot.

Christian Standard Bible
These were the places assigned to Aaron's descendants from the Kohathite family for their settlements in their territory, because the first lot was for them.

Contemporary English Version
Aaron's descendants belonged to the Levite clan of Kohath, and they were the first group chosen to receive towns to live in.

Good News Translation
This is the territory assigned to the descendants of Aaron of the clan of Kohath. They received the first share of the land assigned to the Levites.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These were the places assigned to Aaron's sons from the Kohathite family for their settlements in their territory, because the first lot was for them.

International Standard Version
These are the settlement locations allotted within their borders to Aaron's descendants in the Kohathite clan since the lot was cast in their favor first.

NET Bible
These were the areas where Aaron's descendants lived: The following belonged to the Kohathite clan, for they received the first allotment:

New Heart English Bible
Now these are their dwelling places according to their encampments in their borders: to the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites (for theirs was the first lot),

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These are the places where Levi's descendants lived, the places where they settled in the territory chosen for them when lots were drawn: The [first] lot was drawn for the descendants of Aaron from the family descended from Kohath.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now these are their dwelling-places according to their encampments in their borders: to the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites, for theirs was the [first] lot,

New American Standard 1977
Now these are their settlements according to their camps within their borders. To the sons of Aaron of the families of the Kohathites (for theirs was the first lot),

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now these are their dwelling places throughout their palaces in their borders, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites; for theirs was the lot,

King James 2000 Bible
Now these are their dwelling places throughout their settlements in their territory, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites: for theirs was the lot.

American King James Version
Now these are their dwelling places throughout their castles in their coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites: for theirs was the lot.

American Standard Version
Now these are their dwelling-places according to their encampments in their borders: to the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites (for theirs was the first lot),

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And these are their residences in their villages, in their coasts, to the sons of Aaron, to their family the Caathites: for they had the lot.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And these are their dwelling places by the towns and confines, to wit, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Caathites: for they fell to them by lot.

Darby Bible Translation
And these are their dwelling-places according to their encampments, within their borders. For the sons of Aaron, of the family of the Kohathites, for theirs was the lot;

English Revised Version
Now these are their dwelling places according to their encampments in their borders: to the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites, for theirs was the first lot,

Webster's Bible Translation
Now these are their dwelling-places throughout their castles in their limits, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites: for theirs was the lot.

World English Bible
Now these are their dwelling places according to their encampments in their borders: to the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites (for theirs was the [first] lot),

Young's Literal Translation
And these are their dwellings, throughout their towers, in their borders, of the sons of Aaron, of the family of the Kohathite, for theirs was the lot;
Study Bible
Territories for the Levites
54Now these were the territories assigned to the descendants of Aaron from the Kohathite clan for their settlements, because the first lot fell to them: 55They were given Hebron in the land of Judah and its surrounding pasturelands.…
Cross References
Numbers 3:27
From Kohath came the clans of the Amramites, the Izharites, the Hebronites, and the Uzzielites; these were the clans of the Kohathites.

Joshua 21:4
The first lot came out for the Kohathite clans. The Levites who were descendants of Aaron the priest received thirteen cities by lot from the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin.

Joshua 21:10
to the descendants of Aaron from the Kohathite clans of the Levites, because the first lot fell to them:

1 Chronicles 6:53
Zadok his son, and Ahimaaz his son.

Treasury of Scripture

Now these are their dwelling places throughout their castles in their coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites: for theirs was the lot.

A.

Numbers 35:1-8
And the LORD spake unto Moses in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying, …

Joshua 21:3-8
And the children of Israel gave unto the Levites out of their inheritance, at the commandment of the LORD, these cities and their suburbs…

castles.

Genesis 25:16
These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.

Numbers 31:10
And they burnt all their cities wherein they dwelt, and all their goodly castles, with fire.

Psalm 69:25
Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.

of the families.

Joshua 21:4,5
And the lot came out for the families of the Kohathites: and the children of Aaron the priest, which were of the Levites, had by lot out of the tribe of Judah, and out of the tribe of Simeon, and out of the tribe of Benjamin, thirteen cities…

for their's.

1 Chronicles 21:4
Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab. Wherefore Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel, and came to Jerusalem.







Lexicon
Now these [were]
וְאֵ֙לֶּה֙ (wə·’êl·leh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

the territories
בִּגְבוּלָ֑ם (biḡ·ḇū·lām)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1366: A cord, a boundary, the territory inclosed

assigned to the descendants
לִבְנֵ֤י (liḇ·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of Aaron
אַהֲרֹן֙ (’a·hă·rōn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 175: Aaron -- an elder brother of Moses

from the Kohathite
הַקְּהָתִ֔י (haq·qə·hā·ṯî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6956: Kohathites -- descendant of Kohath

clan
לְמִשְׁפַּחַ֣ת (lə·miš·pa·ḥaṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4940: A family, circle of relatives, a class, a species, sort, a tribe, people

for their settlements,
מוֹשְׁבוֹתָ֔ם (mō·wō·šə·ḇō·w·ṯām)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4186: A seat, assembly, dwelling place, dwelling, dwellers

because
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the first lot
הַגּוֹרָֽל׃ (hag·gō·w·rāl)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1486: Lot -- a lot (for casting)

fell
הָיָ֥ה (hā·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

to them:
לָהֶ֖ם (lā·hem)
Preposition-l | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They
(54-81) The Levitical cities, beginning with those of the Aavonites, the principal branch of the Kohathite clan. This list deals with the same topic as Joshua 21:3-40, with which, upon the whole, it is in substantial agreement. 1Chronicles 6:54-60 are parallel to Joshua 21:10-19.

(54) Render, "And these were their seats according to their encampments within their border." This, as the heading to all that follows, should be stopped off therefrom. It does not occur in Joshua 21, and may indicate an intermediate source used by the chronicler. The variant spellings of proper names, many of which are not mere copyists' blunders, point in the same direction.

Of the sons of Aaron.--Rather, "to the sons of Aaron, of the clan of the Kohathites--for to them had fallen the lot--they gave to them Hebron," &c. Joshua 21:10 has, "for to them the lot had fallen first."

Verses 54-81. - The writer returns upon his steps to give the cities and dwelling-places of the Levites, beginning with the priestly members of the Kohathite line (vers. 54-61), then taking those of the Gershomite (ver. 62) and Merarite lines (vers. 63-65) in order; and again in the same order disposing of the members not priestly (vers. 66-70; 71-76; 77-81) of the same three branches. Verses 54-61, 64-70. - And these are their dwellings according to their enclosures in their territories, טִירותָם means the settlements of whatever people in question, surrounded and protected by whatever fence or defence customary. For theirs was the lot is more intelligible with the addition of the word "first," supplied in Joshua 31:10, i.e. theirs was the first lot. The whole drift of the present passage, with the remainder of the chapter, is made entirely plain by Numbers 35:1-8 and Joshua 21:1-10. But the omission and the alteration of individual names of places occasion some delay. Our ver. 55 is given somewhat more fully in Joshua 21:11; our ver. 56 is identical with Joshua 21:12; and our vers. 57-60 correspond substantially with Joshua 21:13-19, but from this latter source we are glad to supply the two names Juttah and Gibeon, without which we cannot add up correctly the thirteen cities of ver. 60. Also in Joshua, our Hilen, Ashan, and Alemsth appear as Holon, Ain, and Almon respectively, although in regard to the intermediate name of these three the places cannot be accepted as identical, for they are mentioned side by side in Joshua 19:7 and in 1 Chronicles 4:32, but we must admit an error involved. Ver. 56 (see Joshua 14:14; Joshua 21:12). Ver. 61 seems to be an anticipation of vers. 66-70, with which verses, if we incorporate it, we shall obtain substantially the same results as are found in Joshua 21:5, 20-26; but again we are glad of the latter source to supply for us the two places, Eltekeh and Gibbethon, necessary to enable us to count up the ten cities of our ver. 61, while our Jokmeam, Aner, and Bileam appear as probably the corrected readings of Kibzaim, Tanach, and Gath-rimmon respectively in Joshua. The sons of Kohath.., left (ver. 61), the residue (Authorized Version, ver. 66), the remnant (ver. 70), point (as above) to the non-priestly descendants in the Kohath line. Summing up, we see that the Kohathite priests had thirteen cities from the allotments of Judah and Simeon and Benjamin, and the Ko-hathite non-priests had ten, from Ephraim, Dan, and West Manasseh. One might detect in all this some germ of the more modern parochial system, so far at least as regards the distributed residence of a clerical and ministerial order, though not with sacred buildings similarly distributed. 6:1-81 Genealogies. - We have an account of Levi in this chapter. The priests and Levites were more concerned than any other Israelites, to preserve their descent clear, and to be able to prove it; because all the honours and privileges of their office depended upon their descent. Now, the Spirit of God calls ministers to their work, without any limit as to the families they came from; and then, as now, though believers and ministers may be very useful to the church, none but our great High Priest can make atonement for sin, nor can any be accepted but through his atonement.
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