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Joshua 21
Good News Translation

The Cities of the Levites

21The leaders of the Levite families went to Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and to the heads of the families of all the tribes of Israel.H5066H7218H1H3881H499H3548H3091H1121H5126H7218H1H4294H1121H3478 2There at Shiloh in the land of Canaan they said to them, "The LORD commanded through Moses that we were to be given cities to live in, as well as pasture land around them for our livestock."H1696H7887H776H3667H559H3068H6680H3027H4872H5414H5892H3427H4054H929 3So in accordance with the LORD's command the people of Israel gave the Levites certain cities and pasture lands out of their own territories.H1121H3478H5414H3881H5159H6310H3068H5892H4054 4The families of the Levite clan of Kohath were the first to be assigned cities. The families who were descended from Aaron the priest were assigned thirteen cities from the territories of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin.H1486H3318H4940H6956H1121H175H3548H3881H1486H4294H3063H4294H8099H4294H1144H7969H6240H5892 5The rest of the clan of Kohath was assigned ten cities from the territories of Ephraim, Dan, and West Manasseh.H3498H1121H6955H1486H4940H4294H669H4294H1835H2677H4294H4519H6235H5892 6The clan of Gershon was assigned thirteen cities from the territories of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and East Manasseh.H1121H1648H1486H4940H4294H3485H4294H836H4294H5321H2677H4294H4519H1316H7969H6240H5892 7The families of the clan of Merari were assigned twelve cities from the territories of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.H1121H4847H4940H4294H7205H4294H1410H4294H2074H8147H6240H5892 8By drawing lots, the people of Israel assigned these cities and their pasture lands to the Levites, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.H1121H3478H5414H1486H3881H5892H4054H3068H6680H3027H4872 9These are the names of the cities from the territories of Judah and Simeon which were givenH5414H4294H1121H3063H4294H1121H8095H5892H7121H8034 10to the descendants of Aaron who were of the clan of Kohath, which was descended from Levi. Their assignment was the first to be made.H1121H175H4940H6956H1121H3878H7223H7223H1486 11They were given the city of Arba (Arba was Anak's father), now called Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, along with the pasture land surrounding it.H5414H7151H704H7153H1H6061H2275H2022H3063H4054H5439 12However, the fields of the city, as well as its towns, had already been given to Caleb son of Jephunneh as his possession.H7704H5892H2691H5414H3612H1121H3312H272 13In addition to Hebron (one of the cities of refuge), the following cities were assigned to the descendants of Aaron the priest: Libnah,H5414H1121H175H3548H2275H4054H5892H4733H7523H3841H4054 14Jattir, Eshtemoa,H3492H4054H851H4054 15Holon, Debir,H2473H4054H1688H4054 16Ain, Juttah, and Beth Shemesh, with their pasture lands: nine cities from the tribes of Judah and Simeon.H5871H4054H3194H4054H1053H4054H8672H5892H8147H7626 17From the territory of Benjamin they were given four cities: Gibeon, Geba,H4294H1144H1391H4054H1387H4054 18Anathoth, and Almon, with their pasture lands.H6068H4054H5960H4054H702H5892 19Thirteen cities in all, with their pasture lands, were given to the priests, the descendants of Aaron.H5892H1121H175H3548H7969H6240H5892H4054 20The other families of the Levite clan of Kohath were assigned some cities from the territory of Ephraim.H4940H1121H6955H3881H3498H1121H6955H5892H1486H4294H669 21They were given four cities: Shechem and its pasture lands in the hill country of Ephraim (one of the cities of refuge), Gezer,H5414H7927H4054H2022H669H5892H4733H7523H1507H4054 22Kibzaim, and Beth Horon, with their pasture lands.H6911H4054H1032H4054H702H5892 23From the territory of Dan they were given four cities: Eltekeh, Gibbethon,H4294H1835H514H4054H1405H4054 24Aijalon, and Gathrimmon, with their pasture lands.H357H4054H1667H4054H702H5892 25From the territory of West Manasseh they were given two cities: Taanach and Gathrimmon, with their pasture lands.H4276H4294H4519H8590H4054H1667H4054H8147H5892 26These families of the clan of Kohath received ten cities in all, with their pasture lands.H5892H6235H4054H4940H1121H6955H3498 27Another group of Levites, the clan of Gershon, received from the territory of East Manasseh two cities: Golan in Bashan (one of the cities of refuge) and Beeshterah, with their pasture lands.H1121H1648H4940H3881H2677H4294H4519H1474H1316H4054H5892H4733H7523H1203H4054H8147H5892 28From the territory of Issachar they received four cities: Kishion, Daberath,H4294H3485H7191H4054H1705H4054 29Jarmuth, and Engannim, with their pasture lands.H3412H4054H5873H4054H702H5892 30From the territory of Asher they received four cities: Mishal, Abdon,H4294H836H4861H4054H5658H4054 31Helkath, and Rehob, with their pasture lands.H2520H4054H7340H4054H702H5892 32From the territory of Naphtali they received three cities: Kedesh in Galilee, with its pasture lands (one of the cities of refuge), Hammoth Dor, and Kartan, with their pasture lands.H4294H5321H6943H1551H4054H5892H4733H7523H2576H4054H7178H4054H7969H5892 33The various families of the clan of Gershon received a total of thirteen cities with their pasture lands.H5892H1649H4940H7969H6240H5892H4054 34The rest of the Levites, the clan of Merari, received from the territory of Zebulun four cities: Jokneam, Kartah,H4940H1121H4847H3498H3881H4294H2074H3362H4054H7177H4054 35Dimnah, and Nahalal, with their pasture lands.H1829H4054H5096H4054H702H5892 36From the territory of Reuben they received four cities: Bezer, Jahaz,H7205H1221H3096 37Kedemoth, and Mephaath, with their pasture lands.H6932H4158H702H5892 38From the tribe of Gad they received four cities: Ramoth in Gilead, with its pasture lands (one of the cities of refuge), Mahanaim,H4294H1410H7433H1568H4054H5892H4733H7523H4266H4054 39Heshbon, and Jazer, with their pasture lands.H2809H4054H3270H4054H702H5892 40So the clan of Merari was assigned a total of twelve cities.H5892H1121H4847H4940H3498H4940H3881H1486H8147H6240H5892 41From the land that the people of Israel possessed, a total of forty-H5892H3881H8432H272H1121H3478H705H8083H5892H4054 42eight cities, with the pasture lands around them, was given to the Levites.H5892H5892H5892H4054H5439H5892

Israel Takes Possession of the Land

43So the LORD gave to Israel all the land that he had solemnly promised their ancestors he would give them. When they had taken possession of it, they settled down there.H3068H5414H3478H776H7650H5414H1H3423H3427 44The LORD gave them peace throughout the land, just as he had promised their ancestors. Not one of all their enemies had been able to stand against them, because the LORD gave the Israelites the victory over all their enemies.H3068H5117H5439H7650H1H5975H376H341H6440H3068H5414H341H3027 45The LORD kept every one of the promises that he had made to the people of Israel.H5307H1697H2896H1697H3068H1696H1004H3478H935


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