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Joshua 21

GW 1 Then the leaders of the families of Levi came to the priest Eleazar, to Joshua (son of Nun), and to the leaders of the families of the other Israelite tribes 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 GW 2 at Shiloh in Canaan. They said to them, "The LORD commanded through Moses that we should receive cities to live in and pasturelands 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.” GW 3 So, as the LORD had instructed, Levi's descendants were given the following cities with pasturelands from the Israelites' inheritance. NIV 3 So, as the LORD had commanded, the Israelites gave the Levites the following towns and pasturelands out of their own inheritance: GW 4 These are the cities for the families of Kohath that were chosen by drawing lots. These descendants of the priest Aaron the Levite received 13 cities from the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin. NIV 4 The first lot came out for the Kohathites, according to their clans. The Levites who were descendants of Aaron the priest were allotted thirteen towns from the tribes of Judah, Simeon and Benjamin. GW 5 The rest of Kohath's descendants received 10 cities from the families of the tribes of Ephraim and Dan and half of the 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. GW 6 Gershon's descendants received 13 cities from the families of the tribes of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and half of the 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. GW 7 Merari's descendants received 12 cities for their families from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun. NIV 7 The descendants of Merari, according to their clans, received twelve towns from the tribes of Reuben, Gad and Zebulun. GW 8 The Israelites gave these cities with pasturelands to Levi's descendants by drawing lots, 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. GW 9 These are the names of the cities from the tribes of Judah and Simeon NIV 9 From the tribes of Judah and Simeon they allotted the following towns by name GW 10 that they gave Aaron's descendants who were from the families of Kohath in the tribe of Levi. Their lot was the first one drawn. 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): GW 11 They gave them Kiriath Arba (Arba was Anak's father) and the pastureland around it. This is the city of Hebron located in the mountains of Judah. 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.) GW 12 But they gave its fields and villages to Caleb, son of Jephunneh, as his possession. NIV 12 But the fields and villages around the city they had given to Caleb son of Jephunneh as his possession. GW 13 So they gave the following cities with pasturelands to the descendants of Aaron, the priest. The nine cities from those two tribes were Hebron (a city of refuge for murderers), Libnah, NIV 13 So to the descendants of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron (a city of refuge for one accused of murder), Libnah, GW 14 Jattir, Eshtemoa, NIV 14 Jattir, Eshtemoa, GW 15 Holon, Debir, NIV 15 Holon, Debir, GW 16 Ain, Juttah, and Beth Shemesh. NIV 16 Ain, Juttah and Beth Shemesh, together with their pasturelands—nine towns from these two tribes. GW 17 The tribe of Benjamin also gave them four cities: Gibeon, Geba, NIV 17 And from the tribe of Benjamin they gave them Gibeon, Geba, GW 18 Anathoth, and Almon. NIV 18 Anathoth and Almon, together with their pasturelands—four towns. GW 19 In all, 13 cities with pasturelands were given to the priests, the descendants of Aaron. NIV 19 The total number of towns for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, came to thirteen, together with their pasturelands. GW 20 Cities were chosen by lot from the tribe of Ephraim to give to the rest of Levi's descendants who were from the families of Kohath. NIV 20 The rest of the Kohathite clans of the Levites were allotted towns from the tribe of Ephraim: GW 21 These four cities with pasturelands were Shechem (a city of refuge for murderers) in the mountains of Ephraim, Gezer, NIV 21 In the hill country of Ephraim they were given Shechem (a city of refuge for one accused of murder) and Gezer, GW 22 Kibzaim, and Beth Horon. NIV 22 Kibzaim and Beth Horon, together with their pasturelands—four towns. GW 23 The tribe of Dan gave them four cities: Eltekeh, Gibbethon, NIV 23 Also from the tribe of Dan they received Eltekeh, Gibbethon, GW 24 Aijalon, and Gath Rimmon. NIV 24 Aijalon and Gath Rimmon, together with their pasturelands—four towns. GW 25 Half of the tribe of Manasseh gave them two cities with pasturelands: Taanach and Gath Rimmon. NIV 25 From half the tribe of Manasseh they received Taanach and Gath Rimmon, together with their pasturelands—two towns. GW 26 In all, ten cities with pasturelands were given to the rest of the families of Kohath. NIV 26 All these ten towns and their pasturelands were given to the rest of the Kohathite clans. GW 27 They gave the families of Gershon's descendants, who were in the tribe of Levi, two cities with pasturelands from half of the tribe of Manasseh: Golan in Bashan (a city of refuge for murderers) and Ashtaroth. 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 Eshterah, together with their pasturelands—two towns; GW 28 Four cities with pasturelands were also given to them from the tribe of Issachar: Kishion, Daberath, NIV 28 from the tribe of Issachar, Kishion, Daberath, GW 29 Jarmuth, and En Gannim. NIV 29 Jarmuth and En Gannim, together with their pasturelands—four towns; GW 30 Another four cities with pasturelands were given to them from the tribe of Asher: Mishal, Abdon, NIV 30 from the tribe of Asher, Mishal, Abdon, GW 31 Helkath, and Rehob. NIV 31 Helkath and Rehob, together with their pasturelands—four towns; GW 32 Also three cities with pasturelands were given to them from the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh in Galilee (a city of refuge for murderers), Hammoth Dor, and Kartan. 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. GW 33 In all, 13 cities with pasturelands were given to Gershon's families. NIV 33 The total number of towns of the Gershonite clans came to thirteen, together with their pasturelands. GW 34 To the families of Merari, who were from the tribe of Levi, the tribe of Zebulun gave four cities with pasturelands: Jokneam, Kartah, NIV 34 The Merarite clans (the rest of the Levites) were given: from the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam, Kartah, GW 35 Dimnah, and Nahalal. NIV 35 Dimnah and Nahalal, together with their pasturelands—four towns; GW 36 The tribe of Reuben also gave them four cities with pasturelands: Bezer, Jahaz, NIV 36 from the tribe of Reuben, Bezer, Jahaz, GW 37 Kedemoth, and Mephaath. NIV 37 Kedemoth and Mephaath, together with their pasturelands—four towns; GW 38 The tribe of Gad also gave them four cities with pasturelands: Ramoth in Gilead (a city of refuge for murderers), Mahanaim, NIV 38 from the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead (a city of refuge for one accused of murder), Mahanaim, GW 39 Heshbon, and Jazer. NIV 39 Heshbon and Jazer, together with their pasturelands—four towns in all. GW 40 All these cities belonged to the families of Merari. They were the last of the families of Levi. These 12 cities were chosen by lot. NIV 40 The total number of towns allotted to the Merarite clans, who were the rest of the Levites, came to twelve. GW 41 Within the territory owned by the Israelites there were 48 cities in all for Levi's descendants. NIV 41 The towns of the Levites in the territory held by the Israelites were forty-eight in all, together with their pasturelands. GW 42 Each of these cities had its own pastureland around it. NIV 42 Each of these towns had pasturelands surrounding it; this was true for all these towns. GW 43 So the LORD gave Israel the whole land he had sworn to give their ancestors. They took possession of it and settled there. NIV 43 So the LORD gave Israel all the land he had sworn to give their ancestors, and they took possession of it and settled there. GW 44 The LORD allowed them to have peace on every side, as he had sworn with an oath to their ancestors. Not one of their enemies stood up to them. The LORD handed all their enemies over to them. NIV 44 The LORD gave them rest on every side, just as he had sworn to their ancestors. Not one of their enemies withstood them; the LORD gave all their enemies into their hands. GW 45 Every single good promise that the LORD had given the nation of Israel came true. NIV 45 Not one of all the LORD’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.

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