Numbers 35:3
New International Version
Then they will have towns to live in and pasturelands for the cattle they own and all their other animals.

New Living Translation
These towns will be for the Levites to live in, and the surrounding lands will provide pasture for their cattle, flocks, and other livestock.

English Standard Version
The cities shall be theirs to dwell in, and their pasturelands shall be for their cattle and for their livestock and for all their beasts.

Berean Study Bible
The cities will be for them to live in, and the pasturelands will be for their herds, their flocks, and all their other livestock.

King James Bible
And the cities shall they have to dwell in; and the suburbs of them shall be for their cattle, and for their goods, and for all their beasts.

New King James Version
They shall have the cities to dwell in; and their common-land shall be for their cattle, for their herds, and for all their animals.

New American Standard Bible
The cities shall be theirs to live in; and their pasture lands shall be for their cattle and for their equipment and for all their other animals.

NASB 1995
“The cities shall be theirs to live in; and their pasture lands shall be for their cattle and for their herds and for all their beasts.

NASB 1977
“And the cities shall be theirs to live in; and their pasture lands shall be for their cattle and for their herds and for all their beasts.

Amplified Bible
The cities shall be theirs to live in; and their pasture lands shall be for their cattle and for their herds and for all their livestock.

Christian Standard Bible
The cities will be for them to live in, and their pasturelands will be for their herds, flocks, and all their other animals.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The cities will be for them to live in, and their pasturelands will be for their herds, flocks, and all their other animals.

American Standard Version
And the cities shall they have to dwell in; and their suburbs shall be for their cattle, and for their substance, and for all their beasts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they shall have cities to inhabit and their fields shall be for their livestock and for their cattle and for all their beasts.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the cities shall be for them to dwell in, and their enclosures shall be for their cattle and all their beasts.

Contemporary English Version
That way, the Levites will have towns to live in and pastures for their animals.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Cities to dwell in, and their suburbs round about: that they may abide in the towns, and the suburbs may be for their cattle and beasts:

Good News Translation
These cities will belong to the Levites, and they will live there. The pasture land will be for their cattle and all their other animals.

International Standard Version
The towns are to be reserved for their dwelling places and the grazing lands are to be reserved for their cattle, livestock, and all their animals.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the cities shall they have to dwell in; and their open land shall be for their cattle, and for their substance, and for all their beasts.

Literal Standard Version
And the cities have been for them to inhabit, and their outskirts are for their livestock, and for their goods, and for all their beasts.

New American Bible
The cities will be for them to dwell in, and the pasture lands will be for their cattle, their flocks, and all their other animals.

NET Bible
Thus they will have towns in which to live, and their grazing lands will be for their cattle, for their possessions, and for all their animals.

New Revised Standard Version
The towns shall be theirs to live in, and their pasture lands shall be for their cattle, for their livestock, and for all their animals.

New Heart English Bible
The cities shall they have to dwell in; and their suburbs shall be for their livestock, and for their substance, and for all their animals.

World English Bible
The cities shall they have to dwell in; and their suburbs shall be for their livestock, and for their substance, and for all their animals.

Young's Literal Translation
And the cities have been to them to inhabit, and their suburbs are for their cattle, and for their goods, and for all their beasts.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Forty-Eight Cities for the Levites
2“Command the Israelites to give, from the inheritance they will possess, cities for the Levites to live in and pasturelands around the cities. 3The cities will be for them to live in, and the pasturelands will be for their herds, their flocks, and all their other livestock. 4The pasturelands around the cities you are to give the Levites will extend a thousand cubits from the wall on every side.…

Cross References
Numbers 35:2
"Command the Israelites to give, from the inheritance they will possess, cities for the Levites to live in and pasturelands around the cities.

Numbers 35:4
The pasturelands around the cities you are to give the Levites will extend a thousand cubits from the wall on every side.

Deuteronomy 18:6
Now if a Levite moves from any town of residence throughout Israel and comes in all earnestness to the place the LORD will choose,


Treasury of Scripture

And the cities shall they have to dwell in; and the suburbs of them shall be for their cattle, and for their goods, and for all their beasts.

Joshua 21:11
And they gave them the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, with the suburbs thereof round about it.

2 Chronicles 11:14
For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons had cast them off from executing the priest's office unto the LORD:

Ezekiel 45:2
Of this there shall be for the sanctuary five hundred in length, with five hundred in breadth, square round about; and fifty cubits round about for the suburbs thereof.











(3) For their cattle . . . --The word which is rendered "cattle" generally denotes oxen and beasts of burden. The word which is rendered "goods" probably refers here to the sheep and goats. (Cf. 2Chronicles 21:14; 2Chronicles 35:7.) The passage may be rendered, for their cattle and for their substance, even for all their beasts.

Verse 3. - For their cattle. לִבְהֶמְתָּם, "for their great cattle," i.e., oxen, camels, and any other beasts of draught or burden. For their goods. "For their possessions," which in this connection would mean their ordinary "live stock," chiefly sheep and goats; the word itself (לִרְכוּשָׁם) is indeterminate. For all their beasts. לְכֹל־חַיָּתָם an expression which apparently only sums up what has previously been mentioned.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The cities
הֶֽעָרִ֛ים (he·‘ā·rîm)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5892: Excitement

will be
וְהָי֧וּ (wə·hā·yū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

for them to live in,
לָשָׁ֑בֶת (lā·šā·ḇeṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

and the pasturelands
וּמִגְרְשֵׁיהֶ֗ם (ū·miḡ·rə·šê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4054: A suburb, the area around a, building, the margin of the sea

will be
יִהְי֤וּ (yih·yū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

for their herds,
לִבְהֶמְתָּם֙ (liḇ·hem·tām)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 929: A dumb beast, any large quadruped, animal

flocks,
וְלִרְכֻשָׁ֔ם (wə·lir·ḵu·šām)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7399: Property, goods

and all
וּלְכֹ֖ל (ū·lə·ḵōl)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

their other livestock.
חַיָּתָֽם׃ (ḥay·yā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life


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