1611 King James Bible

Joshua 21

Eight of the forty cities given by lot, out of the other tribes, unto the Levites.

Joshua 21:1 Then came neere the heads of the fathers of the Leuites vnto Eleazar the Priest, and vnto Ioshua the sonne of Nun, and vnto the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel. Joshua 21:2 And they spake vnto them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, The LORD commaunded by the hand of Moses, to giue vs Cities to dwell in, with the suburbs thereof for our cattell. Joshua 21:3 And the children of Israel gaue vnto the Leuites out of their inheritance at the commandement of the LORD, these cities and their suburbs. Joshua 21:4 And the lot came out for the families of the Kohathites: and the children of Aaron the Priest, [which were] of the Leuites, had by lot out of the tribe of Iudah, and out of the tribe of Simeon, and out of the tribe of Beniamin, thirteene cities. Joshua 21:5 And the rest of the children of Kohath [had] by lot, out of the families of the tribe of Ephraim, and out of the tribe of Dan, and out of the halfe tribe of Manasseh, ten cities. Joshua 21:6 And the children of Gershon [had] by lot out of the families of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the halfe tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteene cities. Joshua 21:7 The children of Merari by their families, [had] out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelue cities. Joshua 21:8 And the children of Israel gaue by lot vnto the Leuites these cities with their suburbs, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

Joshua 21:9 And they gaue out of the tribe of the children of Iudah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, these cities which are [here] mentioned by name, Joshua 21:10 Which the children of Aaron being of the families of the Kohathites, who were of the children of Leui, had: (for theirs was the first lot.) Joshua 21:11 And they gaue them the citie of Arbah the father of Anak ([which citie] is Hebron) in the hill countrey of Iudah, with ye suburbs thereof round about it. Joshua 21:12 But the fields of the citie, and the villages thereof, gaue they to Caleb the sonne of Iephunneh, for his possession.

Joshua 21:13 Thus they gaue to the children of Aaron the Priest Hebron with her suburbs [to bee] a citie of refuge for the slayer, and Libnah with her suburbs, Joshua 21:14 And Iattir with her suburbs, and Eshtemoa with her suburbs: Joshua 21:15 And Holon with her suburbs, and Debir with her suburbs: Joshua 21:16 And Ain with her suburbs, and Iuttah with her suburbs, and Bethshemesh with her suburbs, nine cities out of those two tribes. Joshua 21:17 And out of the tribe of Beniamin, Gibeon with her suburbs, Geba with her suburbs, Joshua 21:18 Anathoth with her suburbs, and Almon with her suburbs, foure cities. Joshua 21:19 All the cities of the children of Aaron the Priests, were thirteene cities with their suburbs.

Joshua 21:20 And the families of the children of Kohath the Leuites, which remained of the children of Kohath, euen they had the cities of their lot out of the tribe of Ephraim. Joshua 21:21 For they gaue them Shechem with her suburbs in mount Ephraim, [to be] a citie of refuge for the slayer: and Gezer with her suburbs, Joshua 21:22 And Kibzaim with her suburbs, and Beth-horon with her suburbs, foure cities. Joshua 21:23 And out of the tribe of Dan, Eltekeh with her suburbs, Gibethon with her suburbs, Joshua 21:24 Aijalon with her suburbs, Gathrimmon, with her suburbs: foure cities. Joshua 21:25 And out of the halfe tribe of Manasseh, Tanach with her suburbs, and Gathrimmon with her suburbs, two cities. Joshua 21:26 All the cities were ten with their suburbs, for the families of the children of Kohath that remained.

Joshua 21:27 And vnto the children of Gershon of the families of the Leuites, out of the [other] halfe tribe of Manasseh, [they gaue] Golan in Bashan, with her suburbs, [to be] a citie of refuge for the slayer: and Beeshterah with her suburbs, two cities. Joshua 21:28 And out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishon with her suburbs, Dabareh with her suburbs, Joshua 21:29 Iarmuth with her suburbs, Engannim with her suburbs, foure cities. Joshua 21:30 And out of the tribe of Asher Mishal with her suburbs, Abdon with her suburbs, Joshua 21:31 Helkah with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs, foure cities. Joshua 21:32 And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with her suburbs, [to be] a citie of refuge for the slayer, and Hammoth-dor with her suburbs, and Kartan with her suburbs, three cities. Joshua 21:33 All the cities of the Gershonites according to their families [were] thirteen cities with their suburbs.

Joshua 21:34 And vnto the families of the children of Merari the rest of the Leuites, out of the tribe of Zebulun, Iokneam, with her suburbs, and Kartah with her suburbs, Joshua 21:35 Dimnah with her suburbs, Nahalal with her suburbs, foure cities. Joshua 21:36 And out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer with her suburbs, and Iahazah with her suburbs, Joshua 21:37 Kedemoth with her suburbs, and Mephaath with her suburbs, foure cities. Joshua 21:38 And out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with her suburbs, [to be] a city of refuge for the slayer; and Mahanaim with her suburbs, Joshua 21:39 Heshbon with her suburbs, Iazer with her suburbs, foure cities in all. Joshua 21:40 So all the cities for the children of Merari by their families, which were remayning of the families of the Leuites, [were by] their lot, twelue cities. Joshua 21:41 All the cities of the Leuites within the possession of the children of Israel, were fourty and eight cities, with their suburbs. Joshua 21:42 These cities were euery one with their suburbs round about them: thus were all these cities.

God gave the land, and rest unto the Israelites, according to his promise.

Joshua 21:43 And the LORD gaue vnto Israel all the land which hee sware to giue vnto their fathers: and they possessed it, and dwelt therein. Joshua 21:44 And the LORD gaue them rest round about, according to all that he sware vnto their fathers, and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them: the LORD deliuered all their enemies into their hand. Joshua 21:45 There failed not ought of any good thing which the LORD had spoken vnto the house of Israel: all came to passe.

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