Joshua 21
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1Then the heads of households of the Levites approached Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of households of the tribes of the sons of Israel.1Then the heads of the fathers’ houses of the Levites came to Eleazar the priest and to Joshua the son of Nun and to the heads of the fathers’ houses of the tribes of the people of Israel.
2They spoke to them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, "The LORD commanded through Moses to give us cities to live in, with their pasture lands for our cattle."2And they said to them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, “The LORD commanded through Moses that we be given cities to dwell in, along with their pasturelands for our livestock.”
3So the sons of Israel gave the Levites from their inheritance these cities with their pasture lands, according to the command of the LORD.3So by command of the LORD the people of Israel gave to the Levites the following cities and pasturelands out of their inheritance.
4Then the lot came out for the families of the Kohathites. And the sons of Aaron the priest, who were of the Levites, received thirteen cities by lot from the tribe of Judah and from the tribe of the Simeonites and from the tribe of Benjamin.4The lot came out for the clans of the Kohathites. So those Levites who were descendants of Aaron the priest received by lot from the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin, thirteen cities.
5The rest of the sons of Kohath received ten cities by lot from the families of the tribe of Ephraim and from the tribe of Dan and from the half-tribe of Manasseh.5And the rest of the Kohathites received by lot from the clans of the tribe of Ephraim, from the tribe of Dan and the half-tribe of Manasseh, ten cities.
6The sons of Gershon received thirteen cities by lot from the families of the tribe of Issachar and from the tribe of Asher and from the tribe of Naphtali and from the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan.6The Gershonites received by lot from the clans of the tribe of Issachar, from the tribe of Asher, from the tribe of Naphtali, and from the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.
7The sons of Merari according to their families received twelve cities from the tribe of Reuben and from the tribe of Gad and from the tribe of Zebulun.7The Merarites according to their clans received from the tribe of Reuben, the tribe of Gad, and the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.
8Now the sons of Israel gave by lot to the Levites these cities with their pasture lands, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.8These cities and their pasturelands the people of Israel gave by lot to the Levites, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.
9They gave these cities which are here mentioned by name from the tribe of the sons of Judah and from the tribe of the sons of Simeon;9Out of the tribe of the people of Judah and the tribe of the people of Simeon they gave the following cities mentioned by name,
10and they were for the sons of Aaron, one of the families of the Kohathites, of the sons of Levi, for the lot was theirs first.10which went to the descendants of Aaron, one of the clans of the Kohathites who belonged to the people of Levi; since the lot fell to them first.
11Thus they gave them Kiriath-arba, Arba being the father of Anak (that is, Hebron), in the hill country of Judah, with its surrounding pasture lands.11They gave them Kiriath-arba (Arba being the father of Anak), that is Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, along with the pasturelands around it.
12But the fields of the city and its villages they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as his possession.12But the fields of the city and its villages had been given to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as his possession.
13So to the sons of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasture lands, and Libnah with its pasture lands,13And to the descendants of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasturelands, Libnah with its pasturelands,
14and Jattir with its pasture lands and Eshtemoa with its pasture lands,14Jattir with its pasturelands, Eshtemoa with its pasturelands,
15and Holon with its pasture lands and Debir with its pasture lands,15Holon with its pasturelands, Debir with its pasturelands,
16and Ain with its pasture lands and Juttah with its pasture lands and Beth-shemesh with its pasture lands; nine cities from these two tribes.16Ain with its pasturelands, Juttah with its pasturelands, Beth-shemesh with its pasturelands—nine cities out of these two tribes;
17From the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its pasture lands, Geba with its pasture lands,17then out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its pasturelands, Geba with its pasturelands,
18Anathoth with its pasture lands and Almon with its pasture lands; four cities.18Anathoth with its pasturelands, and Almon with its pasturelands—four cities.
19All the cities of the sons of Aaron, the priests, were thirteen cities with their pasture lands.19The cities of the descendants of Aaron, the priests, were in all thirteen cities with their pasturelands.
20Then the cities from the tribe of Ephraim were allotted to the families of the sons of Kohath, the Levites, even to the rest of the sons of Kohath.20As to the rest of the Kohathites belonging to the Kohathite clans of the Levites, the cities allotted to them were out of the tribe of Ephraim.
21They gave them Shechem, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasture lands, in the hill country of Ephraim, and Gezer with its pasture lands,21To them were given Shechem, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasturelands in the hill country of Ephraim, Gezer with its pasturelands,
22and Kibzaim with its pasture lands and Beth-horon with its pasture lands; four cities.22Kibzaim with its pasturelands, Beth-horon with its pasturelands—four cities;
23From the tribe of Dan, Elteke with its pasture lands, Gibbethon with its pasture lands,23and out of the tribe of Dan, Elteke with its pasturelands, Gibbethon with its pasturelands,
24Aijalon with its pasture lands, Gath-rimmon with its pasture lands; four cities.24Aijalon with its pasturelands, Gath-rimmon with its pasturelands—four cities;
25From the half-tribe of Manasseh, they allotted Taanach with its pasture lands and Gath-rimmon with its pasture lands; two cities.25and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Taanach with its pasturelands, and Gath-rimmon with its pasturelands—two cities.
26All the cities with their pasture lands for the families of the rest of the sons of Kohath were ten.26The cities of the clans of the rest of the Kohathites were ten in all with their pasturelands.
27To the sons of Gershon, one of the families of the Levites, from the half-tribe of Manasseh, they gave Golan in Bashan, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasture lands, and Be-eshterah with its pasture lands; two cities.27And to the Gershonites, one of the clans of the Levites, were given out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with its pasturelands, the city of refuge for the manslayer, and Beeshterah with its pasturelands—two cities;
28From the tribe of Issachar, they gave Kishion with its pasture lands, Daberath with its pasture lands,28and out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishion with its pasturelands, Daberath with its pasturelands,
29Jarmuth with its pasture lands, En-gannim with its pasture lands; four cities.29Jarmuth with its pasturelands, En-gannim with its pasturelands—four cities;
30From the tribe of Asher, they gave Mishal with its pasture lands, Abdon with its pasture lands,30and out of the tribe of Asher, Mishal with its pasturelands, Abdon with its pasturelands,
31Helkath with its pasture lands and Rehob with its pasture lands; four cities.31Helkath with its pasturelands, and Rehob with its pasturelands—four cities;
32From the tribe of Naphtali, they gave Kedesh in Galilee, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasture lands and Hammoth-dor with its pasture lands and Kartan with its pasture lands; three cities.32and out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with its pasturelands, the city of refuge for the manslayer, Hammoth-dor with its pasturelands, and Kartan with its pasturelands—three cities.
33All the cities of the Gershonites according to their families were thirteen cities with their pasture lands.33The cities of the several clans of the Gershonites were in all thirteen cities with their pasturelands.
34To the families of the sons of Merari, the rest of the Levites, they gave from the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with its pasture lands and Kartah with its pasture lands.34And to the rest of the Levites, the Merarite clans, were given out of the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with its pasturelands, Kartah with its pasturelands,
35Dimnah with its pasture lands, Nahalal with its pasture lands; four cities.35Dimnah with its pasturelands, Nahalal with its pasturelands—four cities;
36From the tribe of Reuben, they gave Bezer with its pasture lands and Jahaz with its pasture lands,36and out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer with its pasturelands, Jahaz with its pasturelands,
37Kedemoth with its pasture lands and Mephaath with its pasture lands; four cities.37Kedemoth with its pasturelands, and Mephaath with its pasturelands—four cities;
38From the tribe of Gad, they gave Ramoth in Gilead, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasture lands and Mahanaim with its pasture lands,38and out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with its pasturelands, the city of refuge for the manslayer, Mahanaim with its pasturelands,
39Heshbon with its pasture lands, Jazer with its pasture lands; four cities in all.39Heshbon with its pasturelands, Jazer with its pasturelands—four cities in all.
40All these were the cities of the sons of Merari according to their families, the rest of the families of the Levites; and their lot was twelve cities.40As for the cities of the several Merarite clans, that is, the remainder of the clans of the Levites, those allotted to them were in all twelve cities.
41All the cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the sons of Israel were forty-eight cities with their pasture lands.41The cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the people of Israel were in all forty-eight cities with their pasturelands.
42These cities each had its surrounding pasture lands; thus it was with all these cities.42These cities each had its pasturelands around it. So it was with all these cities.
43So the LORD gave Israel all the land which He had sworn to give to their fathers, and they possessed it and lived in it.43Thus the LORD gave to Israel all the land that he swore to give to their fathers. And they took possession of it, and they settled there.
44And the LORD gave them rest on every side, according to all that He had sworn to their fathers, and no one of all their enemies stood before them; the LORD gave all their enemies into their hand.44And the LORD gave them rest on every side just as he had sworn to their fathers. Not one of all their enemies had withstood them, for the LORD had given all their enemies into their hands.
45Not one of the good promises which the LORD had made to the house of Israel failed; all came to pass.45Not one word of all the good promises that the LORD had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass.
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