Joshua 21:8
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
Now the sonsבְנֵֽי־
(ve·nei-)
1121: sona prim. root
of Israelיִשְׂרָאֵל֙
(yis·ra·'el)
3478: "God strives," another name of Jacob and his desc.from sarah and el
gaveוַיִּתְּנ֤וּ
(vai·yit·te·nu)
5414: to give, put, seta prim. root
by lotבַּגֹּורָֽל׃
(bag·go·v·ral.)
1486: a lot (for casting)from an unused word
to the Levitesלַלְוִיִּ֔ם
(lal·vi·yim,)
3881: desc. of Levifrom Levi
theseהָאֵ֖לֶּה
(ha·'el·leh)
428: thesea prim. pronoun
citiesהֶעָרִ֥ים
(he·'a·rim)
5892b: city, townof uncertain derivation
with their pasture lands,מִגְרְשֵׁיהֶ֑ן
(mig·re·shei·hen;)
4054: a common, common land, open landfrom garash
as the LORDיְהוָ֛ה
(Yah·weh)
3068: the proper name of the God of Israelfrom havah
had commandedצִוָּ֧ה
(tziv·vah)
6680: to lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, ordera prim. root
throughבְּיַד־
(be·yad-)
3027: handa prim. root
Moses.מֹשֶׁ֖ה
(mo·sheh)
4872: a great Isr. leader, prophet and lawgiverfrom mashah







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.)
by lot
gowral  (go-rawl')
properly, a pebble, i.e. a lot (small stones being used for that purpose); figuratively, a portion or destiny (as if determined by lot) -- lot.
unto the Levites
Leviyiy  (lay-vee-ee')
a Levite or descendant of Levi -- Leviite.
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.
with 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.
as the LORD
Yhovah  (yeh-ho-vaw')
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.
commanded
tsavah  (tsaw-vaw')
(intensively) to constitute, enjoin -- appoint, (for-)bid, (give a) charge, (give a, give in, send with) command(-er, -ment), send a messenger, put, (set) in order.
by the hand
yad  (yawd)
a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.),
of Moses
Mosheh  (mo-sheh')
drawing out (of the water), i.e. rescued; Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver -- Moses.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Now the sons of Israel gave by lot to the Levites these cities with their pasture lands, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.

King James Bible
And the children of Israel gave by lot unto the Levites these cities with their suburbs, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Israelites gave these cities with their pasturelands around them to the Levites by lot, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.

International Standard Version
The Israelis apportioned these cities, along with their pasture lands, to the descendants of Levi by random lot, just as the LORD had commanded through Moses.

NET Bible
So the Israelites assigned to the Levites by lot these cities and their grazing areas, as the LORD had instructed Moses.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Israelites gave these cities with pasturelands to Levi's descendants by drawing lots, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.

King James 2000 Bible
And 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.
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