Numbers 35:7
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English Standard Version
All the cities that you give to the Levites shall be forty-eight, with their pasturelands.

King James Bible
So all the cities which ye shall give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities: them shall ye give with their suburbs.

American Standard Version
All the cities which ye shall give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities; them'shall ye give with their suburbs.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That is, in all forty-eight with their suburbs.

English Revised Version
All the cities which ye shall give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities: them shall ye give with their suburbs.

Webster's Bible Translation
So all the cities which ye shall give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities: them shall ye give with their suburbs.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Appointment of Towns for the Levites. - As the Levites were to receive no inheritance of their own, i.e., no separate tribe-territory, in the land of Canaan (Numbers 18:20 and Numbers 18:23), Moses commanded the children of Israel, i.e., the rest of the tribes, in accordance with the divine instructions, to give (vacate) towns to the Levites to dwell in of the inheritance that fell to them for a possession, with pasturage by the cities round about them for their cattle. "Towns to dwell in," i.e., not the whole of the towns as their own property, but as many houses in the towns as sufficed for the necessities of the Levites as their hereditary possession, which could be redeemed, if sold at any time, and which reverted to them without compensation in the year of jubilee, even if not redeemed before (Leviticus 25:32-33); but any portion of the towns which was not taken possession of by them, together with the fields and villages, continued the property of those tribes to which they had been assigned by lot (cf. Joshua 21:12, and my commentary on this passage: also Bhr, Symbolik, ii. p. 50; Ewald, Gesch. ii. p. 403). They were also to give them מגרשׁ (from גּרשׁ, to drive, drive out), pasturage or fields, to feed their flocks upon, all round the cities; and according to Leviticus 25:34, this was not to be sold, but to remain the eternal possession of the Levites. לבהמתּם, for their oxen and beasts of burden, and לרכוּשׁם, for their (remaining) possessions in flocks (sheep and goats), which are generally described in other cases as Mikneh, in distinction from behemah (e.g., Numbers 32:26; Genesis 34:23; Genesis 36:6). לכל־חיּתם and for all their animals, is merely a generalizing summary signifying all the animals which they possessed.

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Joshua 21:3-42 And the children of Israel gave to the Levites out of their inheritance, at the commandment of the LORD...

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Cross References
Numbers 35:2
"Command the people of Israel to give to the Levites some of the inheritance of their possession as cities for them to dwell in. And you shall give to the Levites pasturelands around the cities.

Joshua 21:41
The cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the people of Israel were in all forty-eight cities with their pasturelands.

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