Joshua 21:12
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New International Version
But the fields and villages around the city they had given to Caleb son of Jephunneh as his possession.

King James Bible
But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, gave they to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.

Darby Bible Translation
But the fields of the city and the hamlets thereof gave they to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.

World English Bible
But they gave the fields of the city and its villages to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.

Young's Literal Translation
and the field of the city and its villages they have given to Caleb son of Jephunneh for his possession.

Joshua 21:12 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The fields of the city - gave they to Caleb - This was an exclusive privilege to him and his family, with which the grant to the Levites did not interfere. See the notes on Joshua 14:14.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Joshua 14:13-15 And Joshua blessed him, and gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance...

1 Chronicles 6:55-57 And they gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, and the suburbs thereof round about it...

Library
October 8. "There Failed not Aught of any Good Thing which the Lord had Spoken" (Josh. xxi. 45).
"There failed not aught of any good thing which the Lord had spoken" (Josh. xxi. 45). Some day, even you, trembling, faltering one, shall stand upon those heights and look back upon all you have passed through, all you have narrowly escaped, all the perils through which He guided you, the stumblings through which He guarded you, and the sins from which He saved you; and you shall shout, with a meaning you cannot understand now, "Salvation unto Him who sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb."
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Divers Matters.
I. Beth-cerem, Nehemiah 3:14. "The stones, as well of the altar, as of the ascent to the altar, were from the valley of Beth-cerem, which they digged out beneath the barren land. And thence they are wont to bring whole stones, upon which the working iron came not." The fathers of the traditions, treating concerning the blood of women's terms, reckon up five colours of it; among which that, "which is like the water of the earth, out of the valley of Beth-cerem."--Where the Gloss writes thus, "Beth-cerem
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
Numbers 13:6
from the tribe of Judah, Caleb son of Jephunneh;

Joshua 21:11
They gave them Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron), with its surrounding pastureland, in the hill country of Judah. (Arba was the forefather of Anak.)

Joshua 21:13
So to the descendants of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron (a city of refuge for one accused of murder), Libnah,

1 Samuel 30:14
We raided the Negev of the Kerethites, some territory belonging to Judah and the Negev of Caleb. And we burned Ziklag."

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