Numbers 35:7
New International Version
In all you must give the Levites forty-eight towns, together with their pasturelands.

New Living Translation
In all, forty-eight towns with the surrounding pastureland will be given to the Levites.

English Standard Version
All the cities that you give to the Levites shall be forty-eight, with their pasturelands.

Berean Study Bible
The total number of cities you give the Levites will be forty-eight, with their corresponding pasturelands.

New American Standard Bible
"All the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be forty-eight cities, together with their pasture lands.

King James Bible
So all the cities which ye shall give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities: them shall ye give with their suburbs.

Christian Standard Bible
The total number of cities you give the Levites will be forty-eight, along with their pasturelands.

Contemporary English Version
so they will have a total of 48 towns with their surrounding pastures.

Good News Translation
with their pasture land, making a total of forty-eight.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The total number of cities you give the Levites will be 48, along with their pasturelands.

International Standard Version
The total number of towns that you are to give to the descendants of Levi is to be 48 towns, including grazing lands surrounding these towns.

NET Bible
"So the total of the towns you will give the Levites is forty-eight. You must give these together with their grazing lands.

New Heart English Bible
All the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be forty-eight cities together with their suburbs.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So you will give a total of 48 cities with pastureland to the Levites.

JPS Tanakh 1917
All the cities which ye shall give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities: them shall ye give with the open land about them.

New American Standard 1977
“All the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be forty-eight cities, together with their pasture lands.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So all the cities which ye shall give to the Levites shall be forty-eight cities, the cities with their suburbs.

King James 2000 Bible
So all the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities: them shall you give with their pasture lands.

American King James Version
So all the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities: them shall you give with their suburbs.

American Standard Version
All the cities which ye shall give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities; them'shall ye give with their suburbs.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Ye shall give to the Levites in all forty-eight cities, them and their suburbs.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That is, in all forty-eight with their suburbs.

Darby Bible Translation
all the cities that ye shall give to the Levites shall be forty-eight cities, they and their suburbs.

English Revised Version
All the cities which ye shall give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities: them shall ye give with their suburbs.

Webster's Bible Translation
So all the cities which ye shall give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities: them shall ye give with their suburbs.

World English Bible
All the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be forty-eight cities together with their suburbs.

Young's Literal Translation
all the cities which ye give to the Levites are forty and eight cities, them and their suburbs.
Study Bible
Six Cities of Refuge
6Six of the cities you give the Levites are to be appointed as cities of refuge, to which a manslayer may flee. In addition to these, give the Levites forty-two other cities. 7The total number of cities you give the Levites will be forty-eight, with their corresponding pasturelands. 8The cities that you apportion from the territory of the Israelites should be given to the Levites in proportion to the inheritance of each tribe: more from a larger tribe and less from a smaller one.…
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.

Joshua 21:41
So in all there were forty-eight cities for the Levites, along with their pasturelands, within the territory of the Israelites.

Treasury of Scripture

So all the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities: them shall you give with their suburbs.

Joshua 21:3-42
And the children of Israel gave unto the Levites out of their inheritance, at the commandment of the LORD, these cities and their suburbs…

1 Chronicles 6:54-81
Now these are their dwelling places throughout their castles in their coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites: for theirs was the lot…







Lexicon
The total
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

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

you give
תִּתְּנוּ֙ (tit·tə·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

the Levites
לַלְוִיִּ֔ם (lal·wî·yim)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi

[will be] forty-eight,
אַרְבָּעִ֥ים (’ar·bā·‘îm)
Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 705: Forty

with their corresponding
אֶתְהֶ֖ן (’eṯ·hen)
Direct object marker | third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

pasturelands.
מִגְרְשֵׁיהֶֽן׃ (miḡ·rə·šê·hen)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4054: A suburb, the area around a, building, the margin of the sea
Verse 7. - Forty and eight cities. The Levites numbered nearly 50,000 souls (see on Numbers 26:62), so that each Levitical city would have an average population of about 1000 to start with. There seems no sufficient reason for supposing that they shared their towns with men of the surrounding tribe. Even if the provision made for their habitation was excessive at first (which does not appear), yet their rate of increase should have been exceptionally high, inasmuch as they were not liable to military service. It is possible that mystical reasons led to the selection of the number forty-eight (12 x 4, both typical of universality), but it is at least equally probable that it was determined by the actual numbers of the tribe. 35:1-8 The cities of the priests and Levites were not only to accommodate them, but to place them, as religious teachers, in several parts of the land. For though the typical service of the tabernacle or temple was only in one place, the preaching of the word of God, and prayer and praise, were not thus confined. These cities were to be given out of each tribe. Each thus made a grateful acknowledgement to God. Each tribe had the benefit of the Levites dwelling amongst them, to teach them the knowledge of the Lord; thus no parts of the country were left to sit in darkness. The gospel provides that he who is taught in the word, should communicate to him that teaches, in all good things, Ga 6:6. We are to free God's ministers from distracting cares, and to leave them at leisure for the duties of their station; so that they may be wholly employed therein, and avail themselves of every opportunity, by acts of kindness, to gain the good-will of the people, and to draw their attention.
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