New International Version
So the descendants of Aaron were given Hebron (a city of refuge), and Libnah, Jattir, Eshtemoa,
King James Bible
And to the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of Judah, namely, Hebron, the city of refuge, and Libnah with her suburbs, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa, with their suburbs,
Darby Bible Translation
And to the children of Aaron they gave the city of refuge, Hebron; and Libnah and its suburbs, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa and its suburbs,
World English Bible
To the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of refuge, Hebron; Libnah also with its suburbs, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa with its suburbs,
Young's Literal Translation
And to the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of refuge: Hebron, and Libnah and its suburbs, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa and its suburbs,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Theirs was the lot - All the tribes and families obtained their respective inheritances by lot, but to the sons of Aaron was the first lot; and so the Syriac and Arabic have understood this place. The first lot, says Jarchi, fell to Judah, that they might give to the priests and the Levites the cities marked below. See an account of the possessions of the priests and Levites, Joshua 20:1-9, 21.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the city of refuge.
Jattir. See on
'They stood in their office, according to their order.'--1 CHRON. vi. 32 (R.V. margin). This brief note is buried in the catalogue of the singers appointed by David for 'the service of song in the house of the Lord.' The waves of their choral praise have long ages since ceased to eddy round the 'tabernacle of the tent of meeting,' and all that is left of their melodious companies is a dry list of names, in spite of which the dead owners of them are nameless. But the chronicler's description of them …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
So to the descendants of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron (a city of refuge for one accused of murder), Libnah,
The total number of towns for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, came to thirteen, together with their pasturelands.
1 Chronicles 6:58
1 Chronicles 6:65
From the tribes of Judah, Simeon and Benjamin they allotted the previously named towns.
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