Then the heads of ahouseholds of 1the LevitesapproachedEleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of bhouseholds of the tribes of the sons of Israel.
They spoke to them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, "2The LORDcommandedcthroughMoses to give us cities to live in, with their pasturelands for our cattle."
So the sons of Israelgave the Levites from their inheritancethesecities with their pasturelands, according to the dcommand of the LORD.
Then the lotcame out for the families of the Kohathites. And the sons of Aaron the priest, who were of the Levites, ereceivedthirteencities by lot from the tribe of Judah and from the tribe of the Simeonites and from the tribe of Benjamin.
The rest of the sons of Kohathfreceived tencities by lot from the families of the tribe of Ephraim and from the tribe of Dan and from the half-tribe of Manasseh.
The sons of Gershongreceived thirteencities 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.
The sons of Merari according to their familieshreceived twelvecities from the tribe of Reuben and from the tribe of Gad and from the tribe of Zebulun.
Now the 3sons of Israelgave by lot to the Levitesthesecities with their pasturelands, as the LORD had commandedithroughMoses.
They gavethesecitieswhich are here mentioned by name from the tribe of the sons of Judah and from the tribe of the sons of Simeon;
and they were for the sons of Aaron, one of the families of the Kohathites, of the sons of Levi, for the lot was theirsfirst.
Thus 4they gave them Kiriath-arba, Arba being the 5father of Anak (that is, Hebron ), in the hillcountry of Judah, with its surroundingpasturelands.
But the fields of the city and its villages they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as his possession.
So 6to the sons of Aaron the priest they gave7Hebron, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasturelands, and 8Libnah with its pasturelands,
and 9Jattir with its pasturelands and 10Eshtemoa with its pasturelands,
and jHolon with its pasturelands and 11Debir with its pasturelands,
and kAin with its pasturelands and 12Juttah with its pasturelands and 13Beth-shemesh with its pasturelands; ninecities from thesetwotribes.
From the tribe of Benjamin, 14Gibeon with its pasturelands, 15Geba with its pasturelands,
18Anathoth with its pasturelands and lAlmon with its pasturelands; fourcities.
19All the cities of the sons of Aaron, the priests, were thirteencities with their pasturelands.
Then the cities from the tribe of Ephraim were allotted to the 16families of the sons of Kohath, the Levites, even to the rest of the sons of Kohath.
They gave them 17Shechem, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasturelands, in the hillcountry of Ephraim, and Gezer with its pasturelands,
and Kibzaim with its pasturelands and Beth-horon with its pasturelands; fourcities.
From the tribe of Dan, Elteke with its pasturelands, Gibbethon with its pasturelands,
24Aijalon with its pasturelands, Gath-rimmon with its pasturelands; fourcities.
From the half-tribe of Manasseh, they allotted Taanach with its pasturelands and Gath-rimmon with its pasturelands; twocities.
26All the cities with their pasturelands for the families of the rest of the sons of Kohath were ten.
2718To 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 pasturelands, and Be-eshterah with its pasturelands; twocities.
From the tribe of Issachar, they gave Kishion with its pasturelands, Daberath with its pasturelands,
29Jarmuth with its pasturelands, En-gannim with its pasturelands; fourcities.
From the tribe of Asher, they gave Mishal with its pasturelands, Abdon with its pasturelands,
31Helkath with its pasturelands and Rehob with its pasturelands; fourcities.
From the tribe of Naphtali, they gave 19Kedesh in Galilee, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasturelands and Hammoth-dor with its pasturelands and Kartan with its pasturelands; threecities.
33All the cities of the Gershonites according to their families were thirteencities with their pasturelands.
To the families of 20the sons of Merari, the rest of the Levites, they gave from the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with its pasturelands and Kartah with its pasturelands.
35Dimnah with its pasturelands, Nahalal with its pasturelands; fourcities.
From the tribe of Reuben, they gave 21Bezer with its pasturelands and Jahaz with its pasturelands,
37Kedemoth with its pasturelands and Mephaath with its pasturelands; fourcities.
From the tribe of Gad, they gave 22Ramoth in Gilead, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasturelands and 23Mahanaim with its pasturelands,
39Heshbon with its pasturelands, Jazer with its pasturelands; fourcities in all.
40All 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 twelvecities.
4124All the cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the sons of Israel were forty-eightcities with their pasturelands.
42Thesecitieseachhad its surroundingpasturelands; thus it was with allthesecities.
4325So the LORDgaveIsraelall the landwhich He had sworn to give to their fathers, and 26they possessed it and lived in it.
And the LORD27gave them rest on everyside, according to all that He had sworn to their fathers, and 28noone of all their enemiesstoodbefore them; 29the LORDgaveall their enemies into their hand.
4530Not mone of the goodpromiseswhich the LORD had nmade to the house of Israelfailed; allcame to pass.