Joshua 19; Joshua 20; Joshua 21; Luke 2:25-52

1 And the second lot came forth for the children of Simeon by their kindreds: and their inheritance was 2 In the midst of the possession of the children of Juda: Bersabee and Sabee and Molada 3 And Hasersual, Bala and Asem, 4 And Eltholad, Bethul and Harma, 5 And Siceleg and Bethmarchaboth and Hasersusa, 6 And Bethlebaoth and Sarohen: thirteen cities, and their villages. 7 And Remmon and Athor and Asan: four cities, and their villages. 8 And all the villages round about these cities to Baalath Beer Ramath to the south quarter. This is the inheritance of the children of Simeon according to their kindreds, 9 In the possession and lot of the children of Juda: because it was too great, and therefore the children of Simeon had their possession in the midst of their inheritance. 10 And the third lot fell to the children of Zabulon by their kindreds: and the border of their possession was unto Sarid. 11 And It went up from the sea and from Merala, and came to Debbaseth: as far as the torrent, which is over against Jeconam. 12 And it returneth from Sarid eastward to the borders of Ceseleththabor: and it goeth out to Dabereth and ascendeth towards Japhie. 13 And it passeth along from thence to the east side of Gethhepher and Thacasin: and goeth out to Remmon, Amthar and Noa. 14 And it turneth about to the north of Hanathon: and the outgoings thereof are the valley of Jephtahel, 15 And Cateth and Naalol and Semeron and Jedala and Bethlehem: twelve cities and their villages. 16 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Zabulon by their kindreds, the cities and their villages. 17 The fourth lot came out to Issachar by their kindreds. 18 And his inheritance was Jezrael and Casaloth and Sunem, 19 And Hapharaim and Seon and Anaharath, 20 And Rabboth and Cesion, Abes, 21 And Rameth and Engannim and Enhadda and Bethpheses. 22 And the border thereof cometh to Thabor and Sehesima and Bethsames: and the outgoings thereof shall be at the Jordan: sixteen cities, and their villages. 23 This is the possession of the sons of Issachar by their kindreds, the cities and their villages. 24 And the fifth lot fell to the tribe of the children of Aser by their kindreds: 25 And their border was Halcath and Chali and Beten and Axaph, 26 And Elmelech and Amaad and Messal: and it reacheth to Carmel by the sea and Sihor and Labanath, 27 And it returneth towards the east to Bethdagon: and passeth along to Zabulon and to the valley of Jephthael towards the north to Bethemec and Nehiel. And it goeth out to the left side of Cabul, 28 And to Abaran and Rohob and Hamon and Cana, as far as the great Sidon. 29 And it returneth to Horma to the strong city of Tyre, and to Hosa: and the outgoings thereof shall be at the sea from the portion of Achziba: 30 And Amma and Aphec and Rohob: twenty-two cities, and their villages. 31 This is the possession of the children of Aser by their kindreds, and the cities and their villages. 32 The sixth lot came out to the sons of Nephtali by their families: 33 And the border began from Heleph and Elon to Saananim, and Adami, which is Neceb, and Jebnael even to Lecum: 34 And the border returneth westward to Azanotthabor, and goeth out from thence to Hucuca, and passeth along to Zabulon southward, and to Aser westward, and to Juda upon the Jordan towards the rising of the sun. 35 And the strong cities are Assedim, Ser, and Emath, and Reccath and Cenereth, 36 And Edema and Arama, Asor, 37 And Cedes and Edri, Enhasor, 38 And Jeron and Magdalel, Horem, and Bethanath and Bethsames: nineteen cities, and their villages. 39 This is the possession of the tribe of the children of Nephtali by their kindreds, the cities and their villages. 40 The seventh lot came out to the tribe of the children of Dan by their families 41 And the border of their possession was Saraa and Esthaol, and Hirsemes, that is, the city of the sun, 42 Selebin and Aialon and Jethela, 43 Elon and Themna and Acron, 44 Elthece, Gebbethon and Balaath, 45 And Juda and Bane and Barach and Gethremmon: 46 And Mejarcon and Arecon, with the border that looketh towards Joppe, 47 And is terminated there. And the children of Dan went up and fought against Lesem, and took it: and they put it to the sword, and possessed it, and dwelt in it, calling the name of it Lesem Dan, by the name of Dan their father. 48 This is the possession of the tribe of the sons of Dan, by their kindreds, the cities and their villages. 49 And when he had made an end of dividing the land by lot to each one by their tribes, the children of Israel gave a possession to Josue the son of Nun in the midst of them, 50 According to the commandment of the Lord, the city which he asked for, Thamnath Saraa, in mount Ephraim: and he built up the city, and dwelt in it. 51 These are the possessions which Eleazar the priest, and Josue the son of Nun, and the princes of the families, and of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed by lot in Silo, before the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of the testimony, and they divided the land.
1 And the Lord spoke to Josue, saying: Speak to children of Israel and say to them: 2 Appoint cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you by the hand of Moses: 3 That whosoever shall kill a person unawares may flee to them, and may escape the wrath of the kinsman, who is the avenger of blood. 4 And when he shall flee to one of these cities: he shall stand before the gate of the city, and shall speak to the ancients of that city, such things as prove him innocent: and so shall they receive him, and give him a place to dwell in. 5 And when the avenger of blood shall pursue him, they shall not deliver him into his hands, because he slew his neighbour unawares, and is not proved to have been his enemy two or three days before, 6 And he shall dwell in that city, till he stand before judgment to give an account of his fact, and till the death of the high priest, who shall be at that time: then shall the manslayer return, and go into his own city and house from whence he fled. 7 And they appointed Cedes in Galilee of mount Nephtali, and Sichem in mount Ephraim, and Cariath-Arbe, the same is Hebron in the mountain of Juda. 8 And beyond the Jordan to the east of Jericho, they appointed Bosor, which is upon the plain of the wilderness of the tribe of Ruben, and Ramoth in Galaad of the tribe of Gad, and Gaulon in Basan of the tribe of Manasses. 9 These cities were appointed for all the children of Israel, and for the strangers, that dwelt among them, that whosoever had killed a person unawares might flee to them, and not die by the hand of the kinsman, coveting to revenge the blood that was shed, until he should stand before the people to lay open his cause.
1 Then the princes of the families of Levi came to Eleazar the priest, and to Josue the son of Nun, and to the princes of the kindreds of all the tribes of the children of Israel 2 And they spoke to them in Silo in the land of Chanaan, and said: The Lord commanded by the hand of Moses, that cities should be given us to dwell in, and their suburbs to feed our cattle. 3 And the children of Israel gave out of their possessions according to the commandment of the Lord, cities and their suburbs. 4 And the lot came out for the family of Caath of the children of Aaron the priest out of the tribes of Juda, and of Simeon, and of Benjamin, thirteen cities. 5 And to the rest of the children of Caath, that is, to thee Levites, who remained, out of the tribes of Ephraim, and of Dan, and the half tribe of Manasses, ten cities. 6 And the lot came out to children of Gerson, that they should take of the tribes of Issachar and of Aser and of Nephtali, and of the half tribe of Manasses in Basan, thirteen cities. 7 And to the sons of Merari by their kindreds, of the tribes of Ruben and of Gad and of Zabulon, twelve cities. 8 And the children of Israel gave to the Levites the cities and their suburbs, as the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses, giving to every one by lot. 9 Of the tribes of the children of Juda and of Simeon Josue gave cities: whose names are these, 10 To the sons of Aaron, of the families of Caath of the race of Levi (for the first lot came out for them) 11 The city of Arbe the father of Enac, which is called Hebron, in the mountain of Juda, and the suburbs thereof round about. 12 But the fields and the villages thereof he had given to Caleb the son of Jephone for his possession. 13 He gave therefore to the children of Aaron the priest, Hebron a city of refuge, and the suburbs thereof, and Lebna with the suburbs thereof, 14 And Jether and Estemo, 15 And Holon, and Dabir, 16 And Ain, and Jeta, and Bethsames, with their suburbs: nine cities out of the two tribes, as hath been said. 17 And out of the tribe of the children of Benjamin, Gabaon, and Gabae, 18 And Anathoth and Almon, with, their suburbs: four cities. 19 All the cities together of the children of Aaron the priest, were thirteen, with their suburbs, 20 And to the rest of the families of the children of Caath of the race of Levi was given this possession. 21 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Sichem one of the cities of refuge, with the suburbs thereof in mount Ephraim, and Gazer, 22 And Cibsaim, and Beth-horon, with their suburbs, four cities. 23 And of he tribe of Dan, Eltheco and Gabathon, 24 And Aialon and Gethremmon, with their suburbs, four cities. 25 And of the half tribe of Manasses, Thanac and Gethremmon, with their suburbs, two cities. 26 All the cities were ten, with their suburbs, which were given to the children of Caath, of the inferior degree. 27 To the children of Gerson also of the race of Levi out of the half tribe of Manasses, Gaulon in Basan, one of the cities of refuge, and Bosra, with their suburbs, two cities. 28 And of the tribe of Issachar, Cesion, and Dabereth, 29 And Jaramoth, and Engannim, with their suburbs, four cities. 30 And of the tribe of Aser, Masal and Abdon, 31 And Helcath, and Rohob, with their suburbs, four cities. 32 Of the tribe also of Nephtali, Cedes in Galilee, one of the cities of refuge: and Hammoth Dor, and Carthan, with their suburbs, three cities. 33 All the cities of the families of Gerson, were thirteen, with their suburbs. 34 And to the children of Merari, Levites of the inferior degree, by their families were given of the tribe of Zabulon, Jecnam and Cartha, 35 And Damna and Naalol, four cities with their suburbs. 36 Of the tribe of Ruben beyond the Jordan over against Jericho, Bosor in the wilderness, one of the cities of refuge, Misor and Jaser 37 (21-36) and Jethson and Mephaath, four cities with their suburbs. 38 (21-37) Of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Galaad, one of the cities of refuge, and Manaim 39 (21-37) and Hesebon and Jaser, four cities with their suburbs, 40 (21-38) All the cities of the children of Merari by their families and kindreds, were twelve. 41 (21-39) So all the cities of the Levites within the possession of the children of Israel were forty-eight, 42 (21-40) With their suburbs, each distributed by the families. 43 (21-41) And the Lord God gave to Israel all the land that he had sworn to give to their fathers: and they possessed it, and dwelt in it. 44 (21-42) And he gave them peace from all nations round about: and none of their enemies durst stand against them, but were brought under their dominion. 45 (21-43) Not so much as one word, which he had promised to perform unto them, was made void, but all came to pass.
25 And behold there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon: and this man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel. And the Holy Ghost was in him. 26 And he had received an answer from the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death before he had seen the Christ of the Lord. 27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when his parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the law, 28 He also took him into his arms and blessed God and said 29 Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word in peace: 30 Because my eyes have seen thy salvation, 31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples: 32 A light to the revelation of the Gentiles and the glory of thy people Israel. 33 And his father and mother were wondering at those things which were spoken concerning him. 34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother: Behold this child is set for the fall and for the resurrection of many in Israel and for a sign which shall be contradicted. 35 And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts thoughts may be revealed. 36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser. She was far advanced in years and had lived with her husband seven years from her virginity. 37 And she was a widow until fourscore and four years: who departed not from the temple, by fastings and prayers serving night and day. 38 Now she, at the same hour, coming in, confessed to the Lord: and spoke of him to all that looked for the redemption of Israel. 39 And after they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their city Nazareth. 40 And the child grew and waxed strong, full of wisdom: and the grace of God was in him. 41 And his parents went every year to Jerusalem, at the solemn day of the pasch. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they going up into Jerusalem, according to the custom of the feast, 43 And having fulfilled the days, when they returned, the child Jesus remained in Jerusalem. And his parents knew it not. 44 And thinking that he was in the company, they came a day’s journey and sought him among their kinsfolks and acquaintance. 45 And not finding him, they returned into Jerusalem, seeking him. 46 And it came to pass, that, after three days, they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, hearing them and asking them questions. 47 And all that heard him were astonished at his wisdom and his answers. 48 And seeing him, they wondered. And his mother said to him: Son, why hast thou done so to us? Behold thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. 49 And he said to them: How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be about my father’s business? 50 And they understood not the word that he spoke unto them. 51 And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was subject to them. And his mother kept all these words in her heart. 52 And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and grace with God and men.
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