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1 The heads of the Levite families approached Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the heads of the families of the Israelite tribes. 1 Now the family heads of the Levites approached Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the heads of the other tribal families of Israel
2 They told them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan: "The Lord commanded through Moses that we be given cities to live in, with their pasturelands for our livestock." 2 at 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."
3 So the Israelites, by the Lord's command, gave the Levites these cities with their pasturelands from their inheritance. 3 So, as the LORD had commanded, the Israelites gave the Levites the following towns and pasturelands out of their own inheritance:
4 The lot came out for the Kohathite clans: The Levites who were the descendants of Aaron the priest received 13 cities by lot from the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin. 4 The first lot came out for the Kohathites, clan by clan. The Levites who were descendants of Aaron the priest were allotted thirteen towns from the tribes of Judah, Simeon and Benjamin.
5 The remaining descendants of Kohath received 10 cities by lot from the clans of the tribes of Ephraim, Dan, and half the tribe of Manasseh. 5 The rest of Kohath's descendants were allotted ten towns from the clans of the tribes of Ephraim, Dan and half of Manasseh.
6 Gershon's descendants received 13 cities by lot from the clans of the tribes of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and half the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan. 6 The 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.
7 Merari's descendants received 12 cities for their clans from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun. 7 The descendants of Merari, clan by clan, received twelve towns from the tribes of Reuben, Gad and Zebulun.
8 The Israelites gave these cities with their pasturelands around them to the Levites by lot, as the Lord had commanded through Moses. 8 So the Israelites allotted to the Levites these towns and their pasturelands, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.
9 The Israelites gave these cities by name from the tribes of the descendants of Judah and Simeon 9 From the tribes of Judah and Simeon they allotted the following towns by name
10 to the descendants of Aaron from the Kohathite clans of the Levites, because they received the first lot. 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):
11 They gave them Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) with its surrounding pasturelands in the hill country of Judah. Arba was the father of Anak. 11 They gave them Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron), with its surrounding pastureland, in the hill country of Judah. (Arba was the forefather of Anak.)
12 But they gave the fields and villages of the city to Caleb son of Jephunneh as his possession. 12 But the fields and villages around the city they had given to Caleb son of Jephunneh as his possession.
13 They gave to the descendants of Aaron the priest: Hebron, the city of refuge for the one who commits manslaughter, with its pasturelands, Libnah with its pasturelands, 13 So to the descendants of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron (a city of refuge for one accused of murder), Libnah,
14 Jattir with its pasturelands, Eshtemoa with its pasturelands, 14 Jattir, Eshtemoa,
15 Holon with its pasturelands, Debir with its pasturelands, 15 Holon, Debir,
16 Ain with its pasturelands, Juttah with its pasturelands, and Beth-shemesh with its pasturelands-nine cities from these two tribes. 16 Ain, Juttah and Beth Shemesh, together with their pasturelands--nine towns from these two tribes.
17 From the tribe of Benjamin [they gave]: Gibeon with its pasturelands, Geba with its pasturelands, 17 And from the tribe of Benjamin they gave them Gibeon, Geba,
18 Anathoth with its pasturelands, and Almon with its pasturelands-four cities. 18 Anathoth and Almon, together with their pasturelands--four towns.
19 All 13 cities with their pasturelands were for the priests, the descendants of Aaron. 19 All the towns for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, were thirteen, together with their pasturelands.
20 The allotted cities to the remaining clans of Kohath's descendants, who were Levites, came from the tribe of Ephraim. 20 The rest of the Kohathite clans of the Levites were allotted towns from the tribe of Ephraim:
21 The Israelites gave them: Shechem, the city of refuge for the one who commits manslaughter, with its pasturelands in the hill country of Ephraim, Gezer with its pasturelands, 21 In the hill country of Ephraim they were given Shechem (a city of refuge for one accused of murder) and Gezer,
22 Kibzaim with its pasturelands, and Beth-horon with its pasturelands-four cities. 22 Kibzaim and Beth Horon, together with their pasturelands--four towns.
23 From the tribe of Dan [they gave]: Elteke with its pasturelands, Gibbethon with its pasturelands, 23 Also from the tribe of Dan they received Eltekeh, Gibbethon,
24 Aijalon with its pasturelands, and Gath-rimmon with its pasturelands-four cities. 24 Aijalon and Gath Rimmon, together with their pasturelands--four towns.
25 From half the tribe of Manasseh [they gave]: Taanach with its pasturelands and Gath-rimmon with its pasturelands-two cities. 25 From half the tribe of Manasseh they received Taanach and Gath Rimmon, together with their pasturelands--two towns.
26 All 10 cities with their pasturelands were for the clans of Kohath's other descendants. 26 All these ten towns and their pasturelands were given to the rest of the Kohathite clans.
27 From half the tribe of Manasseh, [they gave] to the descendants of Gershon, who were one of the Levite clans: Golan, the city of refuge for the one who commits manslaughter, with its pasturelands in Bashan, and Beeshterah with its pasturelands-two cities. 27 The 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 Eshtarah, together with their pasturelands--two towns;
28 From the tribe of Issachar [they gave]: Kishion with its pasturelands, Daberath with its pasturelands, 28 from the tribe of Issachar, Kishion, Daberath,
29 Jarmuth with its pasturelands, and En-gannim with its pasturelands-four cities. 29 Jarmuth and En Gannim, together with their pasturelands--four towns;
30 From the tribe of Asher [they gave]: Mishal with its pasturelands, Abdon with its pasturelands, 30 from the tribe of Asher, Mishal, Abdon,
31 Helkath with its pasturelands, and Rehob with its pasturelands-four cities. 31 Helkath and Rehob, together with their pasturelands--four towns;
32 From the tribe of Naphtali [they gave]: Kedesh in Galilee, the city of refuge for the one who commits manslaughter, with its pasturelands, Hammoth-dor with its pasturelands, and Kartan with its pasturelands-three cities. 32 from 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.
33 All 13 cities with their pasturelands were for the Gershonites by their clans. 33 All the towns of the Gershonite clans were thirteen, together with their pasturelands.
34 From the tribe of Zebulun, [they gave] to the clans of the descendants of Merari, who were the remaining Levites: Jokneam with its pasturelands, Kartah with its pasturelands, 34 The Merarite clans (the rest of the Levites) were given: from the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam, Kartah,
35 Dimnah with its pasturelands, and Nahalal with its pasturelands-four cities. 35 Dimnah and Nahalal, together with their pasturelands--four towns;
36 From the tribe of Reuben, [they gave]: Bezer with its pasturelands, Jahzah with its pasturelands, 36 from the tribe of Reuben, Bezer, Jahaz,
37 Kedemoth with its pasturelands, and Mephaath with its pasturelands-four cities. 37 Kedemoth and Mephaath, together with their pasturelands--four towns;
38 From the tribe of Gad, [they gave]: Ramoth in Gilead, the city of refuge for the one who commits manslaughter, with its pasturelands, Mahanaim with its pasturelands, 38 from the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead (a city of refuge for one accused of murder), Mahanaim,
39 Heshbon with its pasturelands, and Jazer with its pasturelands-four cities in all. 39 Heshbon and Jazer, together with their pasturelands--four towns in all.
40 All 12 cities were allotted to the clans of Merari's descendants, the remaining Levite clans. 40 All the towns allotted to the Merarite clans, who were the rest of the Levites, were twelve.
41 Within the Israelite possession there were 48 cities in all with their pasturelands for the Levites. 41 The towns of the Levites in the territory held by the Israelites were forty-eight in all, together with their pasturelands.
42 Each of these cities had its own surrounding pasturelands; this was true for all the cities. 42 Each of these towns had pasturelands surrounding it; this was true for all these towns.
43 So the Lord gave Israel all the land He had sworn to give their fathers, and they took possession of it and settled there. 43 So the LORD gave Israel all the land he had sworn to give their forefathers, and they took possession of it and settled there.
44 The Lord gave them rest on every side according to all He had sworn to their fathers. None of their enemies were able to stand against them, for the Lord handed over all their enemies to them. 44 The LORD gave them rest on every side, just as he had sworn to their forefathers. Not one of their enemies withstood them; the LORD handed all their enemies over to them.
45 None of the good promises the Lord had made to the house of Israel failed. Everything was fulfilled. 45 Not one of all the LORD's good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.