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Joshua 21
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21Then the family leaders of the Levites approached Eleazar the priest and Nun's son Joshua, along with the family leaders of the people of Israel.H5066H7218H1H3881H499H3548H3091H1121H5126H7218H1H4294H1121H3478 2It was at Shiloh in the land of Canaan that they told them, "The Lord ordered through Moses that we be given cities in which to live, along with their pasture lands for our livestock."H1696H7887H776H3667H559H3068H6680H3027H4872H5414H5892H3427H4054H929 3So, just as the Lord had said, the Israelites set aside cities for the Levites from a portion of their own inheritances, along with their grazing lands.H1121H3478H5414H3881H5159H6310H3068H5892H4054 4The lottery went to the families of the Kohathites. So the descendants of Aaron the priest, who were Levites, received thirteen cities by random lot from the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin.H1486H3318H4940H6956H1121H175H3548H3881H1486H4294H3063H4294H8099H4294H1144H7969H6240H5892 5The rest of the descendants of Kohath received ten cities by random lot from the families of the tribes of Ephraim, Dan, and the half-tribe of Manasseh.H3498H1121H6955H1486H4940H4294H669H4294H1835H2677H4294H4519H6235H5892 6The descendants of Gershon received thirteen cities by random lot from the families of the tribes of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and from the half-tribe of Manasseh located in Bashan.H1121H1648H1486H4940H4294H3485H4294H836H4294H5321H2677H4294H4519H1316H7969H6240H5892 7The descendants of Merari, allocated according to their families, received twelve cities from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.H1121H4847H4940H4294H7205H4294H1410H4294H2074H8147H6240H5892 8The Israelites apportioned these cities, along with their pasture lands, to the Levites by random lot, just as the Lord had commanded through Moses.H1121H3478H5414H1486H3881H5892H4054H3068H6680H3027H4872 9From the tribes of the descendants of Judah and Simeon, they gave these cities, delineated by name:H5414H4294H1121H3063H4294H1121H8095H5892H7121H8034 10for the descendants of Aaron, one of the families of the Kohathites, of the descendants of Levi, since the lot fell in their favor first.H1121H175H4940H6956H1121H3878H7223H7223H1486 11They gave them Kiriath-arba, also known as Hebron, (Arba was named after the ancestor of Anak), in the hill country of Judah, along with its surrounding pasture lands.H5414H7151H704H7153H1H6061H2275H2022H3063H4054H5439 12But the fields adjoining the city and its surrounding villages were given to Jephunneh's son Caleb.H7704H5892H2691H5414H3612H1121H3312H272 13So they gave Hebron to the descendants of Aaron the priest to serve as a city of refuge for unintentional killers, along with its pasture lands, Libnah with its pasture lands,H5414H1121H175H3548H2275H4054H5892H4733H7523H3841H4054 14Jattir with its pasture lands, Eshtemoa with its pasture lands,H3492H4054H851H4054 15Holon with its pasture lands, Debir with its pasture lands,H2473H4054H1688H4054 16Ain with its pasture lands, Juttah with its pasture lands, and Beth-shemesh with its pasture lands, for a total of nine cities from these two tribes.H5871H4054H3194H4054H1053H4054H8672H5892H8147H7626 17From the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its pasture lands, Geba with its pasture lands,H4294H1144H1391H4054H1387H4054 18Anathoth with its pasture lands, and Almon with its pasture lands, for a total of four cities.H6068H4054H5960H4054H702H5892 19All of the cities allocated to the priests, who were descendants of Aaron, numbered thirteen, along with their pasture lands.H5892H1121H175H3548H7969H6240H5892H4054 20Cities from the tribe of Ephraim were also allotted to the families of the descendants of Kohath, that is, to the rest of the descendants of Kohath, who were Levites.H4940H1121H6955H3881H3498H1121H6955H5892H1486H4294H669 21Shechem was allocated to them as a city of refuge for unintentional killers, along with its pasture lands, in the mountainous region of Ephraim, Gezer with its pasture lands,H5414H7927H4054H2022H669H5892H4733H7523H1507H4054 22Kibzaim with its pasture lands, and Beth-horon with its pasture lands, for a total of four cities.H6911H4054H1032H4054H702H5892 23From the tribe of Dan were allocated Elteke with its pasture lands, Gibbethon with its pasture lands,H4294H1835H514H4054H1405H4054 24Aijalon with its pasture lands, and Gath-rimmon with its pasture lands, for a total of four cities.H357H4054H1667H4054H702H5892 25From the half-tribe of Manasseh were allocated Taanach with its pasture lands and Gath-rimmon with its pasture lands, for a total of two cities.H4276H4294H4519H8590H4054H1667H4054H8147H5892 26All the cities with their pasture lands for the families of the rest of the descendants of Kohath numbered ten.H5892H6235H4054H4940H1121H6955H3498 27To the descendants of Gerson (one of the Levitical families) from the half-tribe of Manasseh were allocated Golan in Bashan as a city of refuge for unintentional killers, along with its pasture lands, and Beeshterah with its pasture lands, for a total of two cities.H1121H1648H4940H3881H2677H4294H4519H1474H1316H4054H5892H4733H7523H1203H4054H8147H5892 28From the tribe of Issachar were allocated Kishion with its pasture lands, Daberath with its pasture lands,H4294H3485H7191H4054H1705H4054 29Jarmuth with its pasture lands, and En-gannin with its pasture lands, for a total of four cities.H3412H4054H5873H4054H702H5892 30From the tribe of Asher were allocated Mishal with its pasture lands, Abdon with its pasture lands,H4294H836H4861H4054H5658H4054 31Helkath with its pasture lands, and Rebo with its pasture lands, for a total of four cities.H2520H4054H7340H4054H702H5892 32From the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with its pasture lands were allocated as a city of refuge for the unintentional killer, Hammoth-dor with its pasture lands, and Kartan with its pasture lands, for a total of three cities.H4294H5321H6943H1551H4054H5892H4733H7523H2576H4054H7178H4054H7969H5892 33All the cities of the descendants of Gershon according to their families totaled thirteen, including their pasture lands.H5892H1649H4940H7969H6240H5892H4054 34From the tribe of Zebulon were allocated to the descendants of Merari (that is, the rest of the Levites) Jokneam with its pasture lands, Kartah with its pasture lands,H4940H1121H4847H3498H3881H4294H2074H3362H4054H7177H4054 35Dimnah with its pasture lands, and Nahalal with its pasture lands, for a total of four cities.H1829H4054H5096H4054H702H5892 36From the tribe of Reuben were allocated Bezer with its pasture lands, Jazah with its pasture lands,H7205H1221H3096 37Kedemoth with its pasture lands, and Mephaath with its pasture lands, for a total of four cities.H6932H4158H702H5892 38From the tribe of Gad were allocated Ramoth in Gilead with its pasture lands, to serve as a city of refuge for the unintentional killer, Mahanaim with its pasture lands,H4294H1410H7433H1568H4054H5892H4733H7523H4266H4054 39Heshbon with its pasture lands, and Jazer with its pasture lands, for a total of four cities in all.H2809H4054H3270H4054H702H5892 40So the entire allocation to the descendants of Merari (that is, the rest of the families of the Levites) according to their families totaled twelve cities.H5892H1121H4847H4940H3498H4940H3881H1486H8147H6240H5892 41All of the cities of the Levites that had been set apart among the territorial possession of the Israelites totaled 48, along with their pasture lands.H5892H3881H8432H272H1121H3478H705H8083H5892H4054 42These cities were each surrounded by pasture lands, as was the case with all of these cities.H5892H5892H5892H4054H5439H5892 43So the Lord gave all of the land to Israel that he had promised to give their ancestors, and they took possession and settled there in it.H3068H5414H3478H776H7650H5414H1H3423H3427 44The Lord gave them peace all around them, just as he had promised their ancestors. Not one of their enemies was able to oppose them—the Lord placed all of their enemies under their control.H3068H5117H5439H7650H1H5975H376H341H6440H3068H5414H341H3027 45Not one of the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel failed—all of them came about.H5307H1697H2896H1697H3068H1696H1004H3478H935


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