Joshua 21:4

Overview - Joshua 21
Eight and forty cities given by lot, out of the other tribes, unto the Levites.
43 God gives the land, and rest unto the Israelites, according to his promise.
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Joshua 21:4  (King James Version)
And the lot came out for the families of the Kohathites: and the children of Aaron the priest, which were of the Levites, had by lot out of the tribe of Judah, and out of the tribe of Simeon, and out of the tribe of Benjamin, thirteen cities.

the children
8-19 ; 24:33 1 Chronicles 6:54-60

the tribe
These tribes furnished more habitation to the Levites, in proportion, than any of the other tribes, because they possessed a more extensive inheritance, agreeably to what Moses had commanded ( Numbers 35:8 .) It is worthy of remark, that the principal part of this tribe, whose business was to minister at the sanctuary, which sanctuary was afterwards established at Jerusalem, had their appointment nearest to that city; so that they were always within reach of the sacred work which God had appointed them.