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1 The leaders of the Levite families went to Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and to the heads of the families of all the tribes of Israel. 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 There at Shiloh in the land of Canaan they said to them, "The Lord commanded through Moses that we were to be given cities to live in, as well as pasture land around them 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 in accordance with the Lord's command the people of Israel gave the Levites certain cities and pasture lands out of their own territories. 3 So, as the LORD had commanded, the Israelites gave the Levites the following towns and pasturelands out of their own inheritance:
4 The families of the Levite clan of Kohath were the first to be assigned cities. The families who were descended from Aaron the priest were assigned thirteen cities from the territories 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 rest of the clan of Kohath was assigned ten cities from the territories of Ephraim, Dan, and West 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 The clan of Gershon was assigned thirteen cities from the territories of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and East Manasseh. 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 The families of the clan of Merari were assigned twelve cities from the territories 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 By drawing lots, the people of Israel assigned these cities and their pasture lands to the Levites, 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 These are the names of the cities from the territories of Judah and Simeon which were given 9 From the tribes of Judah and Simeon they allotted the following towns by name
10 to the descendants of Aaron who were of the clan of Kohath, which was descended from Levi. Their assignment was the first to be made. 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 were given the city of Arba (Arba was Anak's father), now called Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, along with the pasture land surrounding it. 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 However, the fields of the city, as well as its towns, had already been given 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 In addition to Hebron (one of the cities of refuge), the following cities were assigned to the descendants of Aaron the priest: Libnah, 13 So to the descendants of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron (a city of refuge for one accused of murder), Libnah,
14 Jattir, Eshtemoa, 14 Jattir, Eshtemoa,
15 Holon, Debir, 15 Holon, Debir,
16 Ain, Juttah, and Beth Shemesh, with their pasture lands: nine cities from the tribes of Judah and Simeon. 16 Ain, Juttah and Beth Shemesh, together with their pasturelands--nine towns from these two tribes.
17 From the territory of Benjamin they were given four cities: Gibeon, Geba, 17 And from the tribe of Benjamin they gave them Gibeon, Geba,
18 Anathoth, and Almon, with their pasture lands. 18 Anathoth and Almon, together with their pasturelands--four towns.
19 Thirteen cities in all, with their pasture lands, were given to 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 other families of the Levite clan of Kohath were assigned some cities from the territory of Ephraim. 20 The rest of the Kohathite clans of the Levites were allotted towns from the tribe of Ephraim:
21 They were given four cities: Shechem and its pasture lands in the hill country of Ephraim (one of the cities of refuge), Gezer, 21 In the hill country of Ephraim they were given Shechem (a city of refuge for one accused of murder) and Gezer,
22 Kibzaim, and Beth Horon, with their pasture lands. 22 Kibzaim and Beth Horon, together with their pasturelands--four towns.
23 From the territory of Dan they were given four cities: Eltekeh, Gibbethon, 23 Also from the tribe of Dan they received Eltekeh, Gibbethon,
24 Aijalon, and Gathrimmon, with their pasture lands. 24 Aijalon and Gath Rimmon, together with their pasturelands--four towns.
25 From the territory of West Manasseh they were given two cities: Taanach and Gathrimmon, with their pasture lands. 25 From half the tribe of Manasseh they received Taanach and Gath Rimmon, together with their pasturelands--two towns.
26 These families of the clan of Kohath received ten cities in all, with their pasture lands. 26 All these ten towns and their pasturelands were given to the rest of the Kohathite clans.
27 Another group of Levites, the clan of Gershon, received from the territory of East Manasseh two cities: Golan in Bashan (one of the cities of refuge) and Beeshterah, with their pasture lands. 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 territory of Issachar they received four cities: Kishion, Daberath, 28 from the tribe of Issachar, Kishion, Daberath,
29 Jarmuth, and Engannim, with their pasture lands. 29 Jarmuth and En Gannim, together with their pasturelands--four towns;
30 From the territory of Asher they received four cities: Mishal, Abdon, 30 from the tribe of Asher, Mishal, Abdon,
31 Helkath, and Rehob, with their pasture lands. 31 Helkath and Rehob, together with their pasturelands--four towns;
32 From the territory of Naphtali they received three cities: Kedesh in Galilee, with its pasture lands (one of the cities of refuge), Hammoth Dor, and Kartan, with their pasture lands. 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 The various families of the clan of Gershon received a total of thirteen cities with their pasture lands. 33 All the towns of the Gershonite clans were thirteen, together with their pasturelands.
34 The rest of the Levites, the clan of Merari, received from the territory of Zebulun four cities: Jokneam, Kartah, 34 The Merarite clans (the rest of the Levites) were given: from the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam, Kartah,
35 Dimnah, and Nahalal, with their pasture lands. 35 Dimnah and Nahalal, together with their pasturelands--four towns;
36 From the territory of Reuben they received four cities: Bezer, Jahaz, 36 from the tribe of Reuben, Bezer, Jahaz,
37 Kedemoth, and Mephaath, with their pasture lands. 37 Kedemoth and Mephaath, together with their pasturelands--four towns;
38 From the tribe of Gad they received four cities: Ramoth in Gilead, with its pasture lands (one of the cities of refuge), Mahanaim, 38 from the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead (a city of refuge for one accused of murder), Mahanaim,
39 Heshbon, and Jazer, with their pasture lands. 39 Heshbon and Jazer, together with their pasturelands--four towns in all.
40 So the clan of Merari was assigned a total of twelve cities. 40 All the towns allotted to the Merarite clans, who were the rest of the Levites, were twelve.
41 From the land that the people of Israel possessed, a total of forty-eight cities, with the pasture lands around them, was given to the Levites. 41 The towns of the Levites in the territory held by the Israelites were forty-eight in all, together with their pasturelands.
43 So the Lord gave to Israel all the land that he had solemnly promised their ancestors he would give them. When they had taken possession of it, they settled down there. 43 Each of these towns had pasturelands surrounding it; this was true for all these towns.
44 The Lord gave them peace throughout the land, just as he had promised their ancestors. Not one of all their enemies had been able to stand against them, because the Lord gave the Israelites the victory over all their enemies. 44 So the LORD gave Israel all the land he had sworn to give their forefathers, and they took possession of it and settled there.
45 The Lord kept every one of the promises that he had made to the people of Israel. 45 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 45 Not one of all the LORD's good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.