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Joshua 21

   

Forty-eight Cities of the Levites

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Joshua 21:1   Then the heads of households of the Levites approached Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of households of the tribes of the sons of Israel.
   
Joshua 21:2   They spoke to them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, "The LORD commanded through Moses to give us cities to live in, with their pasture lands for our cattle."
   
Joshua 21:3   So the sons of Israel gave the Levites from their inheritance these cities with their pasture lands, according to the command of the LORD.
   
Joshua 21:4   Then the lot came out for the families of the Kohathites. And the sons of Aaron the priest, who were of the Levites, received thirteen cities by lot from the tribe of Judah and from the tribe of the Simeonites and from the tribe of Benjamin.
   
Joshua 21:5   The rest of the sons of Kohath received ten cities by lot from the families of the tribe of Ephraim and from the tribe of Dan and from the half-tribe of Manasseh.
   
Joshua 21:6   The sons of Gershon received thirteen cities by lot from the families of the tribe of Issachar and from the tribe of Asher and from the tribe of Naphtali and from the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan.
   
Joshua 21:7   The sons of Merari according to their families received twelve cities from the tribe of Reuben and from the tribe of Gad and from the tribe of Zebulun.
   
Joshua 21:8   Now the sons of Israel gave by lot to the Levites these cities with their pasture lands, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.
   
Joshua 21:9   They gave these cities which are here mentioned by name from the tribe of the sons of Judah and from the tribe of the sons of Simeon;
   
Joshua 21:10   and they were for the sons of Aaron, one of the families of the Kohathites, of the sons of Levi, for the lot was theirs first.
   
Joshua 21:11   Thus they gave them Kiriath-arba, Arba being the father of Anak (that is, Hebron), in the hill country of Judah, with its surrounding pasture lands.
   
Joshua 21:12   But the fields of the city and its villages they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as his possession.
   
Joshua 21:13   So to the sons of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasture lands, and Libnah with its pasture lands,
   
Joshua 21:14   and Jattir with its pasture lands and Eshtemoa with its pasture lands,
   
Joshua 21:15   and Holon with its pasture lands and Debir with its pasture lands,
   
Joshua 21:16   and Ain with its pasture lands and Juttah with its pasture lands and Beth-shemesh with its pasture lands; nine cities from these two tribes.
   
Joshua 21:17   From the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its pasture lands, Geba with its pasture lands,
   
Joshua 21:18   Anathoth with its pasture lands and Almon with its pasture lands; four cities.
   
Joshua 21:19   All the cities of the sons of Aaron, the priests, were thirteen cities with their pasture lands.
   
Joshua 21:20   Then the cities from the tribe of Ephraim were allotted to the families of the sons of Kohath, the Levites, even to the rest of the sons of Kohath.
   
Joshua 21:21   They gave them Shechem, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasture lands, in the hill country of Ephraim, and Gezer with its pasture lands,
   
Joshua 21:22   and Kibzaim with its pasture lands and Beth-horon with its pasture lands; four cities.
   
Joshua 21:23   From the tribe of Dan, Elteke with its pasture lands, Gibbethon with its pasture lands,
   
Joshua 21:24   Aijalon with its pasture lands, Gath-rimmon with its pasture lands; four cities.
   
Joshua 21:25   From the half-tribe of Manasseh, they allotted Taanach with its pasture lands and Gath-rimmon with its pasture lands; two cities.
   
Joshua 21:26   All the cities with their pasture lands for the families of the rest of the sons of Kohath were ten.
   
Joshua 21:27   To the sons of Gershon, one of the families of the Levites, from the half-tribe of Manasseh, they gave Golan in Bashan, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasture lands, and Be-eshterah with its pasture lands; two cities.
   
Joshua 21:28   From the tribe of Issachar, they gave Kishion with its pasture lands, Daberath with its pasture lands,
   
Joshua 21:29   Jarmuth with its pasture lands, En-gannim with its pasture lands; four cities.
   
Joshua 21:30   From the tribe of Asher, they gave Mishal with its pasture lands, Abdon with its pasture lands,
   
Joshua 21:31   Helkath with its pasture lands and Rehob with its pasture lands; four cities.
   
Joshua 21:32   From the tribe of Naphtali, they gave Kedesh in Galilee, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasture lands and Hammoth-dor with its pasture lands and Kartan with its pasture lands; three cities.
   
Joshua 21:33   All the cities of the Gershonites according to their families were thirteen cities with their pasture lands.
   
Joshua 21:34   To the families of the sons of Merari, the rest of the Levites, they gave from the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with its pasture lands and Kartah with its pasture lands.
   
Joshua 21:35   Dimnah with its pasture lands, Nahalal with its pasture lands; four cities.
   
Joshua 21:36   From the tribe of Reuben, they gave Bezer with its pasture lands and Jahaz with its pasture lands,
   
Joshua 21:37   Kedemoth with its pasture lands and Mephaath with its pasture lands; four cities.
   
Joshua 21:38   From the tribe of Gad, they gave Ramoth in Gilead, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasture lands and Mahanaim with its pasture lands,
   
Joshua 21:39   Heshbon with its pasture lands, Jazer with its pasture lands; four cities in all.
   
Joshua 21:40   All these were the cities of the sons of Merari according to their families, the rest of the families of the Levites; and their lot was twelve cities.
   
Joshua 21:41   All the cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the sons of Israel were forty-eight cities with their pasture lands.
   
Joshua 21:42   These cities each had its surrounding pasture lands; thus it was with all these cities.
   
Joshua 21:43   So the LORD gave Israel all the land which He had sworn to give to their fathers, and they possessed it and lived in it.
   
Joshua 21:44   And the LORD gave them rest on every side, according to all that He had sworn to their fathers, and no one of all their enemies stood before them; the LORD gave all their enemies into their hand.
   
Joshua 21:45   Not one of the good promises which the LORD had made to the house of Israel failed; all came to pass.
     
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