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Joshua 21

NRS 1 Then the heads of the families of the Levites came to the priest Eleazar and to Joshua son of Nun and to the heads of the families of the tribes of the Israelites; NIV 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 NRS 2 they said to them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, "The Lord commanded through Moses that we be given towns to live in, along with their pasture lands for our livestock." NIV 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." NRS 3 So by command of the Lord the Israelites gave to the Levites the following towns and pasture lands out of their inheritance. NIV 3 So, as the LORD had commanded, the Israelites gave the Levites the following towns and pasturelands out of their own inheritance: NRS 4 The lot came out for the families of the Kohathites. So those Levites who were descendants of Aaron the priest received by lot thirteen towns from the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin. NIV 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. NRS 5 The rest of the Kohathites received by lot ten towns from the families of the tribe of Ephraim, from the tribe of Dan, and the half-tribe of Manasseh. NIV 5 The rest of Kohath's descendants were allotted ten towns from the clans of the tribes of Ephraim, Dan and half of Manasseh. NRS 6 The Gershonites received by lot thirteen towns from the families of the tribe of Issachar, from the tribe of Asher, from the tribe of Naphtali, and from the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan. NIV 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. NRS 7 The Merarites according to their families received twelve towns from the tribe of Reuben, the tribe of Gad, and the tribe of Zebulun. NIV 7 The descendants of Merari, clan by clan, received twelve towns from the tribes of Reuben, Gad and Zebulun. NRS 8 These towns and their pasture lands the Israelites gave by lot to the Levites, as the Lord had commanded through Moses. NIV 8 So the Israelites allotted to the Levites these towns and their pasturelands, as the LORD had commanded through Moses. NRS 9 Out of the tribe of Judah and the tribe of Simeon they gave the following towns mentioned by name, NIV 9 From the tribes of Judah and Simeon they allotted the following towns by name NRS 10 which went to the descendants of Aaron, one of the families of the Kohathites who belonged to the Levites, since the lot fell to them first. NIV 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): NRS 11 They gave them Kiriath-arba (Arba being the father of Anak), that is Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, along with the pasture lands around it. NIV 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.) NRS 12 But the fields of the town and its villages had been given to Caleb son of Jephunneh as his holding. NIV 12 But the fields and villages around the city they had given to Caleb son of Jephunneh as his possession. NRS 13 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, NIV 13 So to the descendants of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron (a city of refuge for one accused of murder), Libnah, NRS 14 Jattir with its pasture lands, Eshtemoa with its pasture lands, NIV 14 Jattir, Eshtemoa, NRS 15 Holon with its pasture lands, Debir with its pasture lands, NIV 15 Holon, Debir, NRS 16 Ain with its pasture lands, Juttah with its pasture lands, and Beth-shemesh with its pasture lands—nine towns out of these two tribes. NIV 16 Ain, Juttah and Beth Shemesh, together with their pasturelands--nine towns from these two tribes. NRS 17 Out of the tribe of Benjamin: Gibeon with its pasture lands, Geba with its pasture lands, NIV 17 And from the tribe of Benjamin they gave them Gibeon, Geba, NRS 18 Anathoth with its pasture lands, and Almon with its pasture lands—four towns. NIV 18 Anathoth and Almon, together with their pasturelands--four towns. NRS 19 The towns of the descendants of Aaron—the priests—were thirteen in all, with their pasture lands. NIV 19 All the towns for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, were thirteen, together with their pasturelands. NRS 20 As to the rest of the Kohathites belonging to the Kohathite families of the Levites, the towns allotted to them were out of the tribe of Ephraim. NIV 20 The rest of the Kohathite clans of the Levites were allotted towns from the tribe of Ephraim: NRS 21 To them were given Shechem, the city of refuge for the slayer, with its pasture lands in the hill country of Ephraim, Gezer with its pasture lands, NIV 21 In the hill country of Ephraim they were given Shechem (a city of refuge for one accused of murder) and Gezer, NRS 22 Kibzaim with its pasture lands, and Beth-horon with its pasture lands—four towns. NIV 22 Kibzaim and Beth Horon, together with their pasturelands--four towns. NRS 23 Out of the tribe of Dan: Elteke with its pasture lands, Gibbethon with its pasture lands, NIV 23 Also from the tribe of Dan they received Eltekeh, Gibbethon, NRS 24 Aijalon with its pasture lands, Gath-rimmon with its pasture lands—four towns. NIV 24 Aijalon and Gath Rimmon, together with their pasturelands--four towns. NRS 25 Out of the half-tribe of Manasseh: Taanach with its pasture lands, and Gath-rimmon with its pasture lands—two towns. NIV 25 From half the tribe of Manasseh they received Taanach and Gath Rimmon, together with their pasturelands--two towns. NRS 26 The towns of the families of the rest of the Kohathites were ten in all, with their pasture lands. NIV 26 All these ten towns and their pasturelands were given to the rest of the Kohathite clans. NRS 27 To the Gershonites, one of the families of the Levites, were given out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with its pasture lands, the city of refuge for the slayer, and Beeshterah with its pasture lands—two towns. NIV 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; NRS 28 Out of the tribe of Issachar: Kishion with its pasture lands, Daberath with its pasture lands, NIV 28 from the tribe of Issachar, Kishion, Daberath, NRS 29 Jarmuth with its pasture lands, En-gannim with its pasture lands—four towns. NIV 29 Jarmuth and En Gannim, together with their pasturelands--four towns; NRS 30 Out of the tribe of Asher: Mishal with its pasture lands, Abdon with its pasture lands, NIV 30 from the tribe of Asher, Mishal, Abdon, NRS 31 Helkath with its pasture lands, and Rehob with its pasture lands—four towns. NIV 31 Helkath and Rehob, together with their pasturelands--four towns; NRS 32 Out of the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh in Galilee with its pasture lands, the city of refuge for the slayer, Hammoth-dor with its pasture lands, and Kartan with its pasture lands—three towns. NIV 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. NRS 33 The towns of the several families of the Gershonites were in all thirteen, with their pasture lands. NIV 33 All the towns of the Gershonite clans were thirteen, together with their pasturelands. NRS 34 To the rest of the Levites—the Merarite families—were given out of the tribe of Zebulun: Jokneam with its pasture lands, Kartah with its pasture lands, NIV 34 The Merarite clans (the rest of the Levites) were given: from the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam, Kartah, NRS 35 Dimnah with its pasture lands, Nahalal with its pasture lands—four towns. NIV 35 Dimnah and Nahalal, together with their pasturelands--four towns; NRS 36 Out of the tribe of Reuben: Bezer with its pasture lands, Jahzah with its pasture lands, NIV 36 from the tribe of Reuben, Bezer, Jahaz, NRS 37 Kedemoth with its pasture lands, and Mephaath with its pasture lands—four towns. NIV 37 Kedemoth and Mephaath, together with their pasturelands--four towns; NRS 38 Out of the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead with its pasture lands, the city of refuge for the slayer, Mahanaim with its pasture lands, NIV 38 from the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead (a city of refuge for one accused of murder), Mahanaim, NRS 39 Heshbon with its pasture lands, Jazer with its pasture lands—four towns in all. NIV 39 Heshbon and Jazer, together with their pasturelands--four towns in all. NRS 40 As for the towns of the several Merarite families, that is, the remainder of the families of the Levites, those allotted to them were twelve in all. NIV 40 All the towns allotted to the Merarite clans, who were the rest of the Levites, were twelve. NRS 41 The towns of the Levites within the holdings of the Israelites were in all forty-eight towns with their pasture lands. NIV 41 The towns of the Levites in the territory held by the Israelites were forty-eight in all, together with their pasturelands. NRS 42 Each of these towns had its pasture lands around it; so it was with all these towns. NIV 42 Each of these towns had pasturelands surrounding it; this was true for all these towns. NRS 43 Thus the Lord gave to Israel all the land that he swore to their ancestors that he would give them; and having taken possession of it, they settled there. NIV 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. NRS 44 And the Lord gave them rest on every side just as he had sworn to their ancestors; not one of all their enemies had withstood them, for the Lord had given all their enemies into their hands. NIV 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. NRS 45 Not one of all the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass. NIV 45 Not one of all the LORD's good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.