Joshua 21
King James 2000

Cities of the Levites

1Then came near the heads of the fathers of the Levites unto Eleazar the priest, and unto Joshua the son of Nun, and unto the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel;

2And they spoke unto them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, The LORD commanded by the hand of Moses to give us cities to dwell in, with the pasture lands for our cattle.

3And the children of Israel gave unto the Levites out of their inheritance, at the commandment of the LORD, these cities and their pasture lands.

4And the lot came out for the families of the Kohathites: and the children of Aaron the priest, who 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.

5And the rest of the children of Kohath had by lot out of the families of the tribe of Ephraim, and out of the tribe of Dan, and out of the half tribe of Manasseh, ten cities.

6And the children of Gershon had by lot out of the families of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the half tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.

7The children of Merari by their families had out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

8And the children of Israel gave by lot unto the Levites these cities with their pasture lands, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

9And they gave out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, these cities which are here mentioned by name,

10Which the children of Aaron, being of the families of the Kohathites, who were of the children of Levi, had: for theirs was the first lot.

11And they gave them the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, with the pasture lands round about it.

12But the fields of the city, and its villages, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.

13Thus they gave to the children of Aaron the priest Hebron with its pasture lands, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Libnah with its pasture lands,

14And Jattir with its pasture lands, and Eshtemoa with its pasture lands,

15And Holon with its pasture lands, and Debir with its pasture lands,

16And Ain with its pasture lands, and Juttah with its pasture lands, and Bethshemesh with its pasture lands; nine cities out of those two tribes.

17And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its pasture lands, Geba with its pasture lands,

18Anathoth with its pasture lands, and Almon with its pasture lands; four cities.

19All the cities of the children of Aaron, the priests, were thirteen cities with their pasture lands.

20And the families of the children of Kohath, the Levites who remained of the children of Kohath, even they had the cities of their lot out of the tribe of Ephraim.

21For they gave them Shechem with its pasture lands in mount Ephraim, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Gezer with its pasture lands,

22And Kibzaim with its pasture lands, and Bethhoron with its pasture lands; four cities.

23And out of the tribe of Dan, Eltekeh with its pasture lands, Gibbethon with its pasture lands,

24Aijalon with its pasture lands, Gathrimmon with its pasture lands; four cities.

25And out of the half tribe of Manasseh, Taanach with its pasture lands, and Gathrimmon with its pasture lands; two cities.

26All the cities were ten with their pasture lands for the families of the children of Kohath that remained.

27And unto the children of Gershon, of the families of the Levites, out of the other half tribe of Manasseh they gave Golan in Bashan with its pasture lands, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Beeshterah with its pasture lands; two cities.

28And out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishion with its pasture lands, Daberath with its pasture lands,

29Jarmuth with its pasture lands, Engannim with its pasture lands; four cities.

30And out of the tribe of Asher, Mishal with its pasture lands, Abdon with its pasture lands,

31Helkath with its pasture lands, and Rehob with its pasture lands; four cities.

32And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with its pasture lands, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Hammothdor with its pasture lands, and Kartan with its pasture lands; three cities.

33All the cities of the Gershonites according to their families were thirteen cities with their pasture lands.

34And unto the families of the children of Merari, the rest of the Levites, out of the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with its pasture lands, and Kartah with its pasture lands,

35Dimnah with its pasture lands, Nahalal with its pasture lands; four cities.

36And out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer with its pasture lands, and Jahaz with its pasture lands,

37Kedemoth with its pasture lands, and Mephaath with its pasture lands; four cities.

38And out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with its pasture lands, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Mahanaim with its pasture lands,

39Heshbon with its pasture lands, Jazer with its pasture lands; four cities in all.

40So all the cities for the children of Merari by their families, who were remaining of the families of the Levites, were by their lot twelve cities.

41All the cities of the Levites within the possession of the children of Israel were forty and eight cities with their pasture lands.

42These cities were every one with their pasture lands round about them: thus were all these cities.

43And the LORD gave unto Israel all the land which he swore to give unto their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelt there.

44And the LORD gave them rest round about, according to all that he swore unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them; the LORD delivered all their enemies into their hand.

45There failed not any of any good thing which the LORD had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.

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