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Joshua 21
New King James Version

Cities of the Levites

21Then the heads of the fathers' houses of the Levites came near to Eleazar the priest, to Joshua the son of Nun, and to the heads of the fathers' houses of the tribes of the children of Israel.H5066H7218H1H3881H499H3548H3091H1121H5126H7218H1H4294H1121H3478 2And they spoke to them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, "The LORD commanded through Moses to give us cities to dwell in, with their common-lands for our livestock."H1696H7887H776H3667H559H3068H6680H3027H4872H5414H5892H3427H4054H929 3So the children of Israel gave to the Levites from their inheritance, at the commandment of the LORD, these cities and their common-lands:H1121H3478H5414H3881H5159H6310H3068H5892H4054 4Now the lot came out for the families of the Kohathites. And the children of Aaron the priest, who were of the Levites, had thirteen cities by lot from the tribe of Judah, from the tribe of Simeon, and from the tribe of Benjamin.H1486H3318H4940H6956H1121H175H3548H3881H1486H4294H3063H4294H8099H4294H1144H7969H6240H5892 5The rest of the children of Kohath had ten cities by lot from the families of the tribe of Ephraim, from the tribe of Dan, and from the half-tribe of Manasseh.H3498H1121H6955H1486H4940H4294H669H4294H1835H2677H4294H4519H6235H5892 6And the children of Gershon had thirteen cities by lot from the families of the tribe of Issachar, from the tribe of Asher, from the tribe of Naphtali, and from the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan.H1121H1648H1486H4940H4294H3485H4294H836H4294H5321H2677H4294H4519H1316H7969H6240H5892 7The children of Merari according to their families had twelve cities from the tribe of Reuben, from the tribe of Gad, and from the tribe of Zebulun.H1121H4847H4940H4294H7205H4294H1410H4294H2074H8147H6240H5892 8And the children of Israel gave these cities with their common-lands by lot to the Levites, as the LORD had commanded by the hand of Moses.H1121H3478H5414H1486H3881H5892H4054H3068H6680H3027H4872 9So they gave from the tribe of the children of Judah and from the tribe of the children of Simeon these cities which are designated by name,H5414H4294H1121H3063H4294H1121H8095H5892H7121H8034 10which were for the children of Aaron, one of the families of the Kohathites, who were of the children of Levi; for the lot was theirs first.H1121H175H4940H6956H1121H3878H7223H7223H1486 11And they gave them Kirjath Arba (Arba was the father of Anak), which is Hebron, in the mountains of Judah, with the common-land surrounding it.H5414H7151H704H7153H1H6061H2275H2022H3063H4054H5439 12But the fields of the city and its villages they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as his possession.H7704H5892H2691H5414H3612H1121H3312H272 13Thus to the children of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron with its common-land (a city of refuge for the slayer), Libnah with its common-land,H5414H1121H175H3548H2275H4054H5892H4733H7523H3841H4054 14Jattir with its common-land, Eshtemoa with its common-land,H3492H4054H851H4054 15Holon with its common-land, Debir with its common-land,H2473H4054H1688H4054 16Ain with its common-land, Juttah with its common-land, and Beth Shemesh with its common-land: nine cities from those two tribes;H5871H4054H3194H4054H1053H4054H8672H5892H8147H7626 17and from the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its common-land, Geba with its common-land,H4294H1144H1391H4054H1387H4054 18Anathoth with its common-land, and Almon with its common-land: four cities.H6068H4054H5960H4054H702H5892 19All the cities of the children of Aaron, the priests, were thirteen cities with their common-lands.H5892H1121H175H3548H7969H6240H5892H4054 20And the families of the children of Kohath, the Levites, the rest of the children of Kohath, even they had the cities of their lot from the tribe of Ephraim.H4940H1121H6955H3881H3498H1121H6955H5892H1486H4294H669 21For they gave them Shechem with its common-land in the mountains of Ephraim (a city of refuge for the slayer), Gezer with its common-land,H5414H7927H4054H2022H669H5892H4733H7523H1507H4054 22Kibzaim with its common-land, and Beth Horon with its common-land: four cities;H6911H4054H1032H4054H702H5892 23and from the tribe of Dan, Eltekeh with its common-land, Gibbethon with its common-land,H4294H1835H514H4054H1405H4054 24Aijalon with its common-land, and Gath Rimmon with its common-land: four cities;H357H4054H1667H4054H702H5892 25and from the half-tribe of Manasseh, Tanach with its common-land and Gath Rimmon with its common-land: two cities.H4276H4294H4519H8590H4054H1667H4054H8147H5892 26All the ten cities with their common-lands were for the rest of the families of the children of Kohath.H5892H6235H4054H4940H1121H6955H3498 27Also to the children of Gershon, of the families of the Levites, from the other half-tribe of Manasseh, they gave Golan in Bashan with its common-land (a city of refuge for the slayer), and Be Eshterah with its common-land: two cities;H1121H1648H4940H3881H2677H4294H4519H1474H1316H4054H5892H4733H7523H1203H4054H8147H5892 28and from the tribe of Issachar, Kishion with its common-land, Daberath with its common-land,H4294H3485H7191H4054H1705H4054 29Jarmuth with its common-land, and En Gannim with its common-land: four cities;H3412H4054H5873H4054H702H5892 30and from the tribe of Asher, Mishal with its common-land, Abdon with its common-land,H4294H836H4861H4054H5658H4054 31Helkath with its common-land, and Rehob with its common-land: four cities;H2520H4054H7340H4054H702H5892 32and from the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with its common-land (a city of refuge for the slayer), Hammoth Dor with its common-land, and Kartan with its common-land: three cities.H4294H5321H6943H1551H4054H5892H4733H7523H2576H4054H7178H4054H7969H5892 33All the cities of the Gershonites according to their families were thirteen cities with their common-lands.H5892H1649H4940H7969H6240H5892H4054 34And to the families of the children of Merari, the rest of the Levites, from the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with its common-land, Kartah with its common-land,H4940H1121H4847H3498H3881H4294H2074H3362H4054H7177H4054 35Dimnah with its common-land, and Nahalal with its common-land: four cities;H1829H4054H5096H4054H702H5892 36and from the tribe of Reuben, Bezer with its common-land, Jahaz with its common-land,H7205H1221H3096 37Kedemoth with its common-land, and Mephaath with its common-land: four cities;H6932H4158H702H5892 38and from the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with its common-land (a city of refuge for the slayer), Mahanaim with its common-land,H4294H1410H7433H1568H4054H5892H4733H7523H4266H4054 39Heshbon with its common-land, and Jazer with its common-land: four cities in all.H2809H4054H3270H4054H702H5892 40So all the cities for the children of Merari according to their families, the rest of the families of the Levites, were by their lot twelve cities.H5892H1121H4847H4940H3498H4940H3881H1486H8147H6240H5892 41All the cities of the Levites within the possession of the children of Israel were forty-eight cities with their common-lands.H5892H3881H8432H272H1121H3478H705H8083H5892H4054 42Every one of these cities had its common-land surrounding it; thus were all these cities.H5892H5892H5892H4054H5439H5892

The Promise Fulfilled

43So the LORD gave to Israel all the land of which He had sworn to give to their fathers, and they took possession of it and dwelt in it.H3068H5414H3478H776H7650H5414H1H3423H3427 44The LORD gave them rest all around, according to all that He had sworn to their fathers. And not a man of all their enemies stood against them; the LORD delivered all their enemies into their hand.H3068H5117H5439H7650H1H5975H376H341H6440H3068H5414H341H3027 45Not a word failed of any good thing which the LORD had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass.H5307H1697H2896H1697H3068H1696H1004H3478H935


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