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Joshua 21
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Towns for the Levites

21Now the family heads of the Levites approached Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the heads of the other tribal families of IsraelH5066H7218H1H3881H499H3548H3091H1121H5126H7218H1H4294H1121H3478 2at Shiloh in Canaan and said to them, "The LORD commanded through Moses that you give us towns to live in, with pasturelands for our livestock."H1696H7887H776H3667H559H3068H6680H3027H4872H5414H5892H3427H4054H929 3So, as the LORD had commanded, the Israelites gave the Levites the following towns and pasturelands out of their own inheritance:H1121H3478H5414H3881H5159H6310H3068H5892H4054 4The first lot came out for the Kohathites, according to their clans. The Levites who were descendants of Aaron the priest were allotted thirteen towns from the tribes of Judah, Simeon and Benjamin.H1486H3318H4940H6956H1121H175H3548H3881H1486H4294H3063H4294H8099H4294H1144H7969H6240H5892 5The rest of Kohath's descendants were allotted ten towns from the clans of the tribes of Ephraim, Dan and half of Manasseh.H3498H1121H6955H1486H4940H4294H669H4294H1835H2677H4294H4519H6235H5892 6The descendants of Gershon were allotted thirteen towns from the clans of the tribes of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali and the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan.H1121H1648H1486H4940H4294H3485H4294H836H4294H5321H2677H4294H4519H1316H7969H6240H5892 7The descendants of Merari, according to their clans, received twelve towns from the tribes of Reuben, Gad and Zebulun.H1121H4847H4940H4294H7205H4294H1410H4294H2074H8147H6240H5892 8So the Israelites allotted to the Levites these towns and their pasturelands, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.H1121H3478H5414H1486H3881H5892H4054H3068H6680H3027H4872 9From the tribes of Judah and Simeon they allotted the following towns by nameH5414H4294H1121H3063H4294H1121H8095H5892H7121H8034 10(these towns were assigned to the descendants of Aaron who were from the Kohathite clans of the Levites, because the first lot fell to them):H1121H175H4940H6956H1121H3878H7223H7223H1486 11They gave them Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron), with its surrounding pastureland, in the hill country of Judah. (Arba was the ancestor of Anak.)H5414H7151H704H7153H1H6061H2275H2022H3063H4054H5439 12But the fields and villages around the city they had given to Caleb son of Jephunneh as his possession.H7704H5892H2691H5414H3612H1121H3312H272 13So to the descendants of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron (a city of refuge for one accused of murder), Libnah,H5414H1121H175H3548H2275H4054H5892H4733H7523H3841H4054 14Jattir, Eshtemoa,H3492H4054H851H4054 15Holon, Debir,H2473H4054H1688H4054 16Ain, Juttah and Beth Shemesh, together with their pasturelands—nine towns from these two tribes.H5871H4054H3194H4054H1053H4054H8672H5892H8147H7626 17And from the tribe of Benjamin they gave them Gibeon, Geba,H4294H1144H1391H4054H1387H4054 18Anathoth and Almon, together with their pasturelands—four towns.H6068H4054H5960H4054H702H5892 19The total number of towns for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, came to thirteen, together with their pasturelands.H5892H1121H175H3548H7969H6240H5892H4054 20The rest of the Kohathite clans of the Levites were allotted towns from the tribe of Ephraim:H4940H1121H6955H3881H3498H1121H6955H5892H1486H4294H669 21In the hill country of Ephraim they were given Shechem (a city of refuge for one accused of murder) and Gezer,H5414H7927H4054H2022H669H5892H4733H7523H1507H4054 22Kibzaim and Beth Horon, together with their pasturelands—four towns.H6911H4054H1032H4054H702H5892 23Also from the tribe of Dan they received Eltekeh, Gibbethon,H4294H1835H514H4054H1405H4054 24Aijalon and Gath Rimmon, together with their pasturelands—four towns.H357H4054H1667H4054H702H5892 25From half the tribe of Manasseh they received Taanach and Gath Rimmon, together with their pasturelands—two towns.H4276H4294H4519H8590H4054H1667H4054H8147H5892 26All these ten towns and their pasturelands were given to the rest of the Kohathite clans.H5892H6235H4054H4940H1121H6955H3498 27The Levite clans of the Gershonites were given: from the half-tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan (a city of refuge for one accused of murder) and Be Eshterah, together with their pasturelands—two towns;H1121H1648H4940H3881H2677H4294H4519H1474H1316H4054H5892H4733H7523H1203H4054H8147H5892 28from the tribe of Issachar, Kishion, Daberath,H4294H3485H7191H4054H1705H4054 29Jarmuth and En Gannim, together with their pasturelands—four towns;H3412H4054H5873H4054H702H5892 30from the tribe of Asher, Mishal, Abdon,H4294H836H4861H4054H5658H4054 31Helkath and Rehob, together with their pasturelands—four towns;H2520H4054H7340H4054H702H5892 32from the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee (a city of refuge for one accused of murder), Hammoth Dor and Kartan, together with their pasturelands—three towns.H4294H5321H6943H1551H4054H5892H4733H7523H2576H4054H7178H4054H7969H5892 33The total number of towns of the Gershonite clans came to thirteen, together with their pasturelands.H5892H1649H4940H7969H6240H5892H4054 34The Merarite clans (the rest of the Levites) were given: from the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam, Kartah,H4940H1121H4847H3498H3881H4294H2074H3362H4054H7177H4054 35Dimnah and Nahalal, together with their pasturelands—four towns;H1829H4054H5096H4054H702H5892 36from the tribe of Reuben, Bezer, Jahaz,H7205H1221H3096 37Kedemoth and Mephaath, together with their pasturelands—four towns;H6932H4158H702H5892 38from the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead (a city of refuge for one accused of murder), Mahanaim,H4294H1410H7433H1568H4054H5892H4733H7523H4266H4054 39Heshbon and Jazer, together with their pasturelands—four towns in all.H2809H4054H3270H4054H702H5892 40The total number of towns allotted to the Merarite clans, who were the rest of the Levites, came to twelve.H5892H1121H4847H4940H3498H4940H3881H1486H8147H6240H5892 41The towns of the Levites in the territory held by the Israelites were forty-eight in all, together with their pasturelands.H5892H3881H8432H272H1121H3478H705H8083H5892H4054 42Each of these towns had pasturelands surrounding it; this was true for all these towns.H5892H5892H5892H4054H5439H5892 43So the LORD gave Israel all the land he had sworn to give their ancestors, and they took possession of it and settled there.H3068H5414H3478H776H7650H5414H1H3423H3427 44The LORD gave them rest on every side, just as he had sworn to their ancestors. Not one of their enemies withstood them; the LORD gave all their enemies into their hands.H3068H5117H5439H7650H1H5975H376H341H6440H3068H5414H341H3027 45Not one of all the LORD's good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.H5307H1697H2896H1697H3068H1696H1004H3478H935


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