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.
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.
These cities and their pasture lands the people of Israel gave by lot to the Levites, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.
Out of the tribe of Judah and the tribe of Simeon they gave the following cities mentioned by name,
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.
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.
But the fields of the city and its villages had been given to Caleb the son of Jephun'neh as his possession.
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,
Jattir with its pasture lands, Eshtemo'a with its pasture lands,
Holon with its pasture lands, Debir with its pasture lands,
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;