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Joshua 21 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then the heads of the fathers' houses of the Levites came to Elea'zar the priest and to Joshua the son of Nun and to the heads of the fathers' houses of the tribes of the people 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 and they said to them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, "The LORD commanded through Moses that we be given cities to dwell in, along with their pasture lands for our cattle." 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 by command of the LORD the people of Israel gave to the Levites the following cities and pasture lands out of 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 families of the Ko'hathites. So those Levites who were descendants of Aaron the priest received by lot from the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin, thirteen cities. 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 And the rest of the Ko'hathites received by lot from the families of the tribe of E'phraim, from the tribe of Dan and the half-tribe of Manas'seh, ten cities. 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 Gersonites received by lot from the families of the tribe of Is'sachar, from the tribe of Asher, from the tribe of Naph'tali, and from the half-tribe of Manas'seh in Bashan, thirteen cities. 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 Merar'ites according to their families received from the tribe of Reuben, the tribe of Gad, and the tribe of Zeb'ulun, twelve cities. 7 The descendants of Merari, clan by clan, received twelve towns from the tribes of Reuben, Gad and Zebulun.
8 These cities and their pasture lands the people of Israel gave by lot 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 Out of the tribe of Judah and the tribe of Simeon they gave the following cities mentioned by name, 9 From the tribes of Judah and Simeon they allotted the following towns by name
10 which went to the descendants of Aaron, one of the families of the Ko'hathites who belonged to the Levites; since the lot fell to them first. 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 Kir'iath-ar'ba (Arba being the father of Anak), that is Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, along with the pasture lands round about 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 But the fields of the city and its villages had been given to Caleb the son of Jephun'neh as his possession. 12 But the fields and villages around the city they had given to Caleb son of Jephunneh as his possession.
13 And to the descendants of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron, the city of refuge for the slayer, with its pasture lands, Libnah with its pasture lands, 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 pasture lands, Eshtemo'a with its pasture lands, 14 Jattir, Eshtemoa,
15 Holon with its pasture lands, Debir with its pasture lands, 15 Holon, Debir,
16 A'in with its pasture lands, Juttah with its pasture lands, Beth-she'mesh with its pasture lands--nine cities out of these two tribes; 16 Ain, Juttah and Beth Shemesh, together with their pasturelands--nine towns from these two tribes.
17 then out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its pasture lands, Geba with its pasture lands, 17 And from the tribe of Benjamin they gave them Gibeon, Geba,
18 An'athoth with its pasture lands, and Almon with its pasture lands--four cities. 18 Anathoth and Almon, together with their pasturelands--four towns.
19 The cities of the descendants of Aaron, the priests, were in all thirteen cities with their pasture lands. 19 All the towns for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, were thirteen, together with their pasturelands.
20 As to the rest of the Ko'hathites belonging to the Ko'hathite families of the Levites, the cities allotted to them were out of the tribe of E'phraim. 20 The rest of the Kohathite clans of the Levites were allotted towns from the tribe of Ephraim:
21 To them were given Shechem, the city of refuge for the slayer, with its pasture lands in the hill country of E'phraim, Gezer with its pasture lands, 21 In the hill country of Ephraim they were given Shechem (a city of refuge for one accused of murder) and Gezer,
22 Kib'za-im with its pasture lands, Beth-hor'on with its pasture lands--four cities; 22 Kibzaim and Beth Horon, together with their pasturelands--four towns.
23 and out of the tribe of Dan, El'teke with its pasture lands, Gib'bethon with its pasture lands, 23 Also from the tribe of Dan they received Eltekeh, Gibbethon,
24 Ai'jalon with its pasture lands, Gath-rim'mon with its pasture lands--four cities; 24 Aijalon and Gath Rimmon, together with their pasturelands--four towns.
25 and out of the half-tribe of Manas'seh, Ta'anach with its pasture lands, and Gath-rim'mon with its pasture lands--two cities. 25 From half the tribe of Manasseh they received Taanach and Gath Rimmon, together with their pasturelands--two towns.
26 The cities of the families of the rest of the Ko'hathites were ten in all with their pasture lands. 26 All these ten towns and their pasturelands were given to the rest of the Kohathite clans.
27 And to the Gershonites, one of the families of the Levites, were given out of the half-tribe of Manas'seh, Golan in Bashan with its pasture lands, the city of refuge for the slayer, and Beesh'terah with its pasture lands--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 and out of the tribe of Is'sachar, Ki'shion with its pasture lands, Dab'erath with its pasture lands, 28 from the tribe of Issachar, Kishion, Daberath,
29 Jarmuth with its pasture lands, En-gan'nim with its pasture lands--four cities; 29 Jarmuth and En Gannim, together with their pasturelands--four towns;
30 and out of the tribe of Asher, Mishal with its pasture lands, Abdon with its pasture lands, 30 from the tribe of Asher, Mishal, Abdon,
31 Helkath with its pasture lands, and Rehob with its pasture lands--four cities; 31 Helkath and Rehob, together with their pasturelands--four towns;
32 and out of the tribe of Naph'tali, Kedesh in Galilee with its pasture lands, the city of refuge for the slayer, Ham'moth-dor with its pasture lands, and Kartan with its pasture lands--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 The cities of the several families of the Gershonites were in all thirteen cities with their pasture lands. 33 All the towns of the Gershonite clans were thirteen, together with their pasturelands.
34 And to the rest of the Levites, the Merar'ite families, were given out of the tribe of Zeb'ulun, Jok'ne-am with its pasture lands, Kartah with its pasture lands, 34 The Merarite clans (the rest of the Levites) were given: from the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam, Kartah,
35 Dimnah with its pasture lands, Na'halal with its pasture lands--four cities; 35 Dimnah and Nahalal, together with their pasturelands--four towns;
36 and out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer with its pasture lands, Jahaz with its pasture lands, 36 from the tribe of Reuben, Bezer, Jahaz,
37 Ked'emoth with its pasture lands, and Meph'a-ath with its pasture lands--four cities; 37 Kedemoth and Mephaath, together with their pasturelands--four towns;
38 and out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with its pasture lands, the city of refuge for the slayer, Mahana'im with its pasture lands, 38 from the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead (a city of refuge for one accused of murder), Mahanaim,
39 Heshbon with its pasture lands, Jazer with its pasture lands--four cities in all. 39 Heshbon and Jazer, together with their pasturelands--four towns in all.
40 As for the cities of the several Merar'ite families, that is, the remainder of the families of the Levites, those allotted to them were in all twelve cities. 40 All the towns allotted to the Merarite clans, who were the rest of the Levites, were twelve.
41 The cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the people of Israel were in all forty-eight cities with their pasture lands. 41 The towns of the Levites in the territory held by the Israelites were forty-eight in all, together with their pasturelands.
42 These cities had each its pasture lands round about it; so it was with all these cities. 42 Each of these towns had pasturelands surrounding it; this was true for all these towns.
43 Thus the LORD gave to Israel all the land which he swore to give to their fathers; and having taken possession of it, they 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 And the LORD gave them rest on every side just as he had sworn to their fathers; not one of all their enemies had withstood them, for the LORD had given all their enemies into their hands. 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 Not one of all the good promises which the LORD had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass. 45 Not one of all the LORD's good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.