Joshua 21:42

42 Every one of these towns had pasturelands surrounding it.

Joshua 21:42 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 21:42

These cities were everyone with their suburbs round about
Which reached to the space of two thousand cubits on every side; and such a space was assigned to everyone of the above cities for their cattle, to keep them in and lay up provision for them:

thus [were] all their cities;
six of them cities of refuge, and forty two for the priests and Levites to dwell in, and for the commodious use of their herds and flocks.

Joshua 21:42 In-Context

40 So in all, twelve towns were allotted to the clan of Merari.
41 The total number of towns and pasturelands within Israelite territory given to the Levites came to forty-eight.
42 Every one of these towns had pasturelands surrounding it.
43 So the LORD gave to Israel all the land he had sworn to give their ancestors, and they took possession of it and settled there.
44 And the LORD gave them rest on every side, just as he had solemnly promised their ancestors. None of their enemies could stand against them, for the LORD helped them conquer all their enemies.
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