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Joshua 21
New Living Translation

The Towns Given to the Levites

21Then the leaders of the tribe of Levi came to consult with Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the leaders of the other tribes of Israel.H5066H7218H1H3881H499H3548H3091H1121H5126H7218H1H4294H1121H3478 2They came to them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan and said, "The LORD commanded Moses to give us towns to live in and pasturelands for our livestock."H1696H7887H776H3667H559H3068H6680H3027H4872H5414H5892H3427H4054H929 3So by the command of the LORD the people of Israel gave the Levites the following towns and pasturelands out of their own grants of land.H1121H3478H5414H3881H5159H6310H3068H5892H4054 4The descendants of Aaron, who were members of the Kohathite clan within the tribe of Levi, were allotted thirteen towns that were originally assigned to the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin.H1486H3318H4940H6956H1121H175H3548H3881H1486H4294H3063H4294H8099H4294H1144H7969H6240H5892 5The other families of the Kohathite clan were allotted ten towns from the tribes of Ephraim, Dan, and the half-tribe of Manasseh.H3498H1121H6955H1486H4940H4294H669H4294H1835H2677H4294H4519H6235H5892 6The clan of Gershon was allotted thirteen towns from the tribes of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan.H1121H1648H1486H4940H4294H3485H4294H836H4294H5321H2677H4294H4519H1316H7969H6240H5892 7The clan of Merari was allotted twelve towns from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.H1121H4847H4940H4294H7205H4294H1410H4294H2074H8147H6240H5892 8So the Israelites obeyed the LORD's command to Moses and assigned these towns and pasturelands to the Levites by casting sacred lots.H1121H3478H5414H1486H3881H5892H4054H3068H6680H3027H4872 9The Israelites gave the following towns from the tribes of Judah and SimeonH5414H4294H1121H3063H4294H1121H8095H5892H7121H8034 10to the descendants of Aaron, who were members of the Kohathite clan within the tribe of Levi, since the sacred lot fell to them first.H1121H175H4940H6956H1121H3878H7223H7223H1486 11Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), in the hill country of Judah, along with its surrounding pasturelands. (Arba was an ancestor of Anak.)H5414H7151H704H7153H1H6061H2275H2022H3063H4054H5439 12But the open fields beyond the town and the surrounding villages were given to Caleb son of Jephunneh as his possession.H7704H5892H2691H5414H3612H1121H3312H272 13The following towns with their pasturelands were given to the descendants of Aaron the priest: Hebron (a city of refuge for those who accidentally killed someone), Libnah,H5414H1121H175H3548H2275H4054H5892H4733H7523H3841H4054 14Jattir, Eshtemoa,H3492H4054H851H4054 15Holon, Debir,H2473H4054H1688H4054 16Ain, Juttah, and Beth-shemesh—nine towns from these two tribes.H5871H4054H3194H4054H1053H4054H8672H5892H8147H7626 17From the tribe of Benjamin the priests were given the following towns with their pasturelands: Gibeon, Geba,H4294H1144H1391H4054H1387H4054 18Anathoth, and Almon—four towns.H6068H4054H5960H4054H702H5892 19So in all, thirteen towns with their pasturelands were given to the priests, the descendants of Aaron.H5892H1121H175H3548H7969H6240H5892H4054 20The rest of the Kohathite clan from the tribe of Levi was allotted the following towns and pasturelands from the tribe of Ephraim.H4940H1121H6955H3881H3498H1121H6955H5892H1486H4294H669 21Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim (a city of refuge for those who accidentally killed someone), Gezer,H5414H7927H4054H2022H669H5892H4733H7523H1507H4054 22Kibzaim, and Beth-horon—four towns.H6911H4054H1032H4054H702H5892 23The following towns and pasturelands were allotted to the priests from the tribe of Dan: Eltekeh, Gibbethon,H4294H1835H514H4054H1405H4054 24Aijalon, and Gath-rimmon—four towns.H357H4054H1667H4054H702H5892 25The half-tribe of Manasseh allotted the following towns with their pasturelands to the priests: Taanach and Gath-rimmon—two towns.H4276H4294H4519H8590H4054H1667H4054H8147H5892 26So in all, ten towns with their pasturelands were given to the rest of the Kohathite clan.H5892H6235H4054H4940H1121H6955H3498 27The descendants of Gershon, another clan within the tribe of Levi, received the following towns with their pasturelands from the half-tribe of Manasseh: Golan in Bashan (a city of refuge for those who accidentally killed someone) and Be-eshterah—two towns.H1121H1648H4940H3881H2677H4294H4519H1474H1316H4054H5892H4733H7523H1203H4054H8147H5892 28From the tribe of Issachar they received the following towns with their pasturelands: Kishion, Daberath,H4294H3485H7191H4054H1705H4054 29Jarmuth, and En-gannim—four towns.H3412H4054H5873H4054H702H5892 30From the tribe of Asher they received the following towns with their pasturelands: Mishal, Abdon,H4294H836H4861H4054H5658H4054 31Helkath, and Rehob—four towns.H2520H4054H7340H4054H702H5892 32From the tribe of Naphtali they received the following towns with their pasturelands: Kedesh in Galilee (a city of refuge for those who accidentally killed someone), Hammoth-dor, and Kartan—three towns.H4294H5321H6943H1551H4054H5892H4733H7523H2576H4054H7178H4054H7969H5892 33So in all, thirteen towns with their pasturelands were allotted to the clan of Gershon.H5892H1649H4940H7969H6240H5892H4054 34The rest of the Levites—the Merari clan—were given the following towns with their pasturelands from the tribe of Zebulun: Jokneam, Kartah,H4940H1121H4847H3498H3881H4294H2074H3362H4054H7177H4054 35Dimnah, and Nahalal—four towns.H1829H4054H5096H4054H702H5892 36From the tribe of Reuben they received the following towns with their pasturelands: Bezer, Jahaz,H7205H1221H3096 37Kedemoth, and Mephaath—four towns.H6932H4158H702H5892 38From the tribe of Gad they received the following towns with their pasturelands: Ramoth in Gilead (a city of refuge for those who accidentally killed someone), Mahanaim,H4294H1410H7433H1568H4054H5892H4733H7523H4266H4054 39Heshbon, and Jazer—four towns.H2809H4054H3270H4054H702H5892 40So in all, twelve towns were allotted to the clan of Merari.H5892H1121H4847H4940H3498H4940H3881H1486H8147H6240H5892 41The total number of towns and pasturelands within Israelite territory given to the Levites came to forty-eight.H5892H3881H8432H272H1121H3478H705H8083H5892H4054 42Every one of these towns had pasturelands surrounding it.H5892H5892H5892H4054H5439H5892 43So the LORD gave to Israel all the land he had sworn to give their ancestors, and they took possession of it and settled there.H3068H5414H3478H776H7650H5414H1H3423H3427 44And the LORD gave them rest on every side, just as he had solemnly promised their ancestors. None of their enemies could stand against them, for the LORD helped them conquer all their enemies.H3068H5117H5439H7650H1H5975H376H341H6440H3068H5414H341H3027 45Not a single one of all the good promises the LORD had given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything he had spoken came true.H5307H1697H2896H1697H3068H1696H1004H3478H935


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