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 Joshua 21:1 - 42
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   Book of Joshua
   Chapter 21
21:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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
 
21:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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."
 
21:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So, as the LORD had commanded, the Israelites gave the Levites the following towns and pasturelands out of their own inheritance:
 
21:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The first lot came out for the Kohathites, clan by clan. The Levites who were descendants of Aaron the priest were allotted thirteen towns from the tribes of Judah, Simeon and Benjamin.
 
21:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The rest of Kohath's descendants were allotted ten towns from the clans of the tribes of Ephraim, Dan and half of Manasseh.
 
21:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.
 
21:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The descendants of Merari, clan by clan, received twelve towns from the tribes of Reuben, Gad and Zebulun.
 
21:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So the Israelites allotted to the Levites these towns and their pasturelands, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.
 
21:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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From the tribes of Judah and Simeon they allotted the following towns by name
 
21:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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(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):
 
21:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They gave them Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron), with its surrounding pastureland, in the hill country of Judah. (Arba was the forefather of Anak.)
 
21:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But the fields and villages around the city they had given to Caleb son of Jephunneh as his possession.
 
21:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So to the descendants of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron (a city of refuge for one accused of murder), Libnah,
 
21:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Jattir, Eshtemoa,
 
21:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Holon, Debir,
 
21:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Ain, Juttah and Beth Shemesh, together with their pasturelands - nine towns from these two tribes.
 
21:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And from the tribe of Benjamin they gave them Gibeon, Geba,
 
21:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Anathoth and Almon, together with their pasturelands - four towns.
 
21:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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All the towns for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, were thirteen, together with their pasturelands.
 
21:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The rest of the Kohathite clans of the Levites were allotted towns from the tribe of Ephraim:
 
21:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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In the hill country of Ephraim they were given Shechem (a city of refuge for one accused of murder) and Gezer,
 
21:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Kibzaim and Beth Horon, together with their pasturelands - four towns.
 
21:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Also from the tribe of Dan they received Eltekeh, Gibbethon,
 
21:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Aijalon and Gath Rimmon, together with their pasturelands - four towns.
 
21:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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From half the tribe of Manasseh they received Taanach and Gath Rimmon, together with their pasturelands - two towns.
 
21:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
All these ten towns and their pasturelands were given to the rest of the Kohathite clans.
 
21:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
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 Eshtarah, together with their pasturelands - two towns;
 
21:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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from the tribe of Issachar, Kishion, Daberath,
 
21:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Jarmuth and En Gannim, together with their pasturelands - four towns;
 
21:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
from the tribe of Asher, Mishal, Abdon,
 
21:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Helkath and Rehob, together with their pasturelands - four towns;
 
21:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.
 
21:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
All the towns of the Gershonite clans were thirteen, together with their pasturelands.
 
21:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The Merarite clans (the rest of the Levites) were given: from the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam, Kartah,
 
21:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Dimnah and Nahalal, together with their pasturelands - four towns;
 
21:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
from the tribe of Reuben, Bezer, Jahaz,
 
21:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Kedemoth and Mephaath, together with their pasturelands - four towns;
 
21:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
from the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead (a city of refuge for one accused of murder), Mahanaim,
 
21:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Heshbon and Jazer, together with their pasturelands - four towns in all.
 
21:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
All the towns allotted to the Merarite clans, who were the rest of the Levites, were twelve.
 
21:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The towns of the Levites in the territory held by the Israelites were forty-eight in all, together with their pasturelands.
 
21:42 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Each of these towns had pasturelands surrounding it; this was true for all these towns.
 
 

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