Joshua 21:42
New International Version
Each of these towns had pasturelands surrounding it; this was true for all these towns.

New Living Translation
Every one of these towns had pasturelands surrounding it.

English Standard Version
These cities each had its pasturelands around it. So it was with all these cities.

Berean Study Bible
Each of these cities had its own surrounding pasturelands; this was true for all the cities.

King James Bible
These cities were every one with their suburbs round about them: thus were all these cities.

New King James Version
Every one of these cities had its common-land surrounding it; thus were all these cities.

New American Standard Bible
These cities individually had their surrounding pasture lands; this is how it was with all these cities.

NASB 1995
These cities each had its surrounding pasture lands; thus it was with all these cities.

NASB 1977
These cities each had its surrounding pasture lands; thus it was with all these cities.

Amplified Bible
These cities each had its surrounding pasture lands; so it was with all these cities.

Christian Standard Bible
Each of these cities had its own surrounding pasturelands; this was true for all the cities.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Each of these cities had its own surrounding pasturelands; this was true for all the cities.

American Standard Version
These cities were every one with their suburbs round about them: thus it was with all these cities.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the towns and cities, these towns and their fields surrounding them and all these towns and the cities were thus situated

Brenton Septuagint Translation
a city and the suburbs round about the city to all these cities: and Joshua ceased dividing the land by their borders: and the children of Israel gave a portion to Joshua because of the commandment of the Lord: they gave him the city which he asked: they gave him Thamnasachar in mount Ephraim; and Joshua built the city, and dwelt in it: and Joshua took the knives of stone, wherewith he circumcised the children of Israel that were born in the desert by the way, and put them in Thamnasachar.

Douay-Rheims Bible
With their suburbs, each distributed by the families.

English Revised Version
These cities were every one with their suburbs round about them: thus it was with all these cities.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Each of these cities had its own pastureland around it.

International Standard Version
These cities were each surrounded by pasture lands, as was the case with all of these cities.

JPS Tanakh 1917
even these cities, every one with the open land round about it; thus it shall be with all these cities.

Literal Standard Version
These cities are each city and its outskirts around it; so to all these cities.

NET Bible
Each of these cities had grazing areas around it; they were alike in this regard.

New Heart English Bible
Each of these cities included their suburbs around them. It was this way with all these cities.

World English Bible
Each of these cities included their suburbs around them. It was this way with all these cities.

Young's Literal Translation
These cities are each city and its suburbs round about it; so to all these cities.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Forty-Eight Cities for the Levites
41For the Levites, then, there were forty-eight cities in all, together with their pasturelands, within the territory of the Israelites. 42Each of these cities had its own surrounding pasturelands; this was true for all the cities. 43Thus the LORD gave Israel all the land He had sworn to give their fathers, and they took possession of it and settled in it.…

Cross References
Joshua 21:41
For the Levites, then, there were forty-eight cities in all, together with their pasturelands, within the territory of the Israelites.

Joshua 21:43
Thus the LORD gave Israel all the land He had sworn to give their fathers, and they took possession of it and settled in it.


Treasury of Scripture

These cities were every one with their suburbs round about them: thus were all these cities.









Verse 42. - These cities. Rather, perhaps, these cities were, (i.e., "have been enumerated," or "were given"), city by city, and their cattle drives surrounding them, thus was it with all these cities.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Each
הֶעָרִ֣ים (he·‘ā·rîm)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5892: Excitement

of these
הָאֵ֔לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

cities
עִ֔יר (‘îr)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement

had
תִּֽהְיֶ֙ינָה֙ (tih·ye·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

its own surrounding
סְבִיבֹתֶ֑יהָ (sə·ḇî·ḇō·ṯe·hā)
Adverb | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

pasturelands;
וּמִגְרָשֶׁ֖יהָ (ū·miḡ·rā·še·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 4054: A suburb, the area around a, building, the margin of the sea

this was true
כֵּ֖ן (kên)
Adverb
Strong's 3651: So -- thus

for all
לְכָל־ (lə·ḵāl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the
הָאֵֽלֶּה׃ (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

cities.
הֶעָרִ֥ים (he·‘ā·rîm)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5892: Excitement


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