Joshua 21:3
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
So the sonsבְנֵי־
(ve·nei-)
1121: sona prim. root
of Israelיִשְׂרָאֵ֧ל
(yis·ra·'el)
3478: "God strives," another name of Jacob and his desc.from sarah and el
gaveוַיִּתְּנ֨וּ
(vai·yit·te·nu)
5414: to give, put, seta prim. root
the Levitesלַלְוִיִּ֛ם
(lal·vi·yim)
3881: desc. of Levifrom Levi
from their inheritanceמִנַּחֲלָתָ֖ם
(min·na·cha·la·tam)
5159: possession, property, inheritancefrom an unused word
theseהָאֵ֖לֶּה
(ha·'el·leh)
428: thesea prim. pronoun
citiesהֶעָרִ֥ים
(he·'a·rim)
5892b: city, townof uncertain derivation
with their pasture lands,מִגְרְשֵׁיהֶֽן׃
(mig·re·shei·hen.)
4054: a common, common land, open landfrom garash
accordingאֶל־
(el-)
413: to, into, towardsa prim. particle
to the commandפִּ֣י
(pi)
6310: moutha prim. root
of the LORD.יְהוָ֑ה
(Yah·weh)
3068: the proper name of the God of Israelfrom havah







KJV Lexicon
And the children
ben  (bane)
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.
of Israel
Yisra'el  (yis-raw-ale')
he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity: --Israel.
gave
nathan  (naw-than')
to give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.)
unto the Levites
Leviyiy  (lay-vee-ee')
a Levite or descendant of Levi -- Leviite.
out of their inheritance
nachalah  (nakh-al-aw')
something inherited, i.e. (abstractly) occupancy, or (concretely) an heirloom; generally an estate, patrimony or portion -- heritage, to inherit, inheritance, possession.
at the commandment
peh  (peh)
the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literal or figurative (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to
of the LORD
Yhovah  (yeh-ho-vaw')
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.
these cities
`iyr  (eer)
or (in the plural) par {awr}; or ayar (Judges 10:4) {aw-yar'}; a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) -- Ai (from margin), city, court (from margin), town.
and their suburbs
migrash  (mig-rawsh')
a suburb (i.e. open country whither flocks are driven from pasture); hence, the area around a building, or the margin of the sea -- cast out, suburb.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
So the sons of Israel gave the Levites from their inheritance these cities with their pasture lands, according to the command of the LORD.

King James Bible
And the children of Israel gave unto the Levites out of their inheritance, at the commandment of the LORD, these cities and their suburbs.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the Israelites, by the LORD's command, gave the Levites these cities with their pasturelands from their inheritance.

International Standard Version
So, just as the Lord had said, the Israelis set aside cities for the descendants of Levi from a portion of their own inheritances, along with their grazing lands.

NET Bible
So the Israelites assigned these cities and their grazing areas to the Levites from their own holdings, as the LORD had instructed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So, as the LORD had instructed, Levi's descendants were given the following cities with pasturelands from the Israelites' inheritance.

King James 2000 Bible
And the children of Israel gave unto the Levites out of their inheritance, at the commandment of the LORD, these cities and their pasture lands.
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