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Joshua 21

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

Joshua 21:1 And then came the principall fathers of ye Leuites vnto Eleazar the priest, and vnto Iosuah the sonne of Nun, & vnto the auncient fathers that were ouer ye tribes of the children of Israel. Joshua 21:2 And spake vnto the at Silo in the lande of Chanaan, saying: The Lorde commaunded by Moyses to geue vs cities to dwell in, with the suburbes thereof for our catell. Joshua 21:3 And the children of Israel gaue vnto the Leuites, out of their inheritaunce at the biddyng of the Lorde, these cities folowing with their suburbes. Joshua 21:4 And the lot came out for the kynred of the Caathites: the children of Aaron the priest, which were of the Leuites, had geuen them by lot out of the tribe of Iuda, 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 Caath had by lot, out of the kynredes of the tribe of Ephraim, out of ye tribe of Dan, and out of the halfe tribe of Manasses, ten cities. Joshua 21:6 And the children of Gerson had by lot out of the kynredes of the tribe of Isachar, and out of the tribe of Aser, & out of the tribe of Nephthali, and out of the other halfe tribe of Manasses in Basan, thirteene cities. Joshua 21:7 And the childre of Merari by their kinredes, had out of the tribe of Ruben, & out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zabulon, twelue cities. Joshua 21:8 And the children of Israel gaue by lot vnto the Leuites these cities with their suburbes, as the Lord commaunded by the hand of Moyses.

Joshua 21:9 And they gaue out of the tribe of the children of Iuda, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, these cities by name. Joshua 21:10 Which the children of Aaron being of the kynredes of the Caathites, and of the childre of Leui, obtained: (for theirs was the first lotte.) Joshua 21:11 And they gaue them Kiriath Arba of the father of Enac (which is Hebron) in the hyll countrey of Iuda, with the suburbes of the same rounde about it. Joshua 21:12 But the lande that pertayned to the citie and the villages therof, gaue they to Caleb the sonne of Iephune, to be his possession.

Joshua 21:13 And thus they gaue to the childre of Aaron the priest, a citie to the which the slayer myght flee, euen Hebron with her suburbes, and Libna with her suburbes, Joshua 21:14 And Iathir with her suburbes, and Estemoa with he suburbes: Joshua 21:15 Holon with her suburbes, Dabir with her suburbes: Joshua 21:16 Ain with her suburbes, Iuttah with her suburbes, Bethsames with her suburbes: nine cities out of those two tribes. Joshua 21:17 And out of the tribe of Beniamin, they gaue Gibeon with her suburbes, Gabae with her suburbes, Joshua 21:18 Anatoth with her suburbes, Almon with her suburbes, foure cities. Joshua 21:19 All these cities of the children of Aaron priestes, were thirteene cities with their suburbes.

Joshua 21:20 And the kynredes of the children of Caath that were Leuites, that is to say, the other children of Caath, had cities geuen them for their lot out of the tribe of Ephraim. Joshua 21:21 For they gaue them the citie that the slear might flee vnto, Sichem with her suburbes in mount Ephraim, and Gazer with her suburbes. Joshua 21:22 And Cibzaim with her suburbes, and Bethhoron with her suburbes, foure cities. Joshua 21:23 And out of ye tribe of Dan, Elthec with her suburbes, Gabethon with her suburbes. Joshua 21:24 And Aialo with her suburbes, Gathremon with her suburbes, foure cities. Joshua 21:25 And out of the halfe tribe of Manasses, Thanach with her suburbes, & Gathremon with her suburbes, two cities. Joshua 21:26 All the cities for the other kynredes of the children of Caath, were ten, with their suburbes.

Joshua 21:27 And vnto the childre of Gerson, which were of the kynredes of the Leuites, they gaue out of the other halfe tribe of Manasses, the citie of refuge for ye slear, Golan in Basan with her suburbes, & Beestherah with her suburbes, two cities. Joshua 21:28 And out of the tribe of Isachar, Kision with her suburbes, and Dabereh with her suburbes: Joshua 21:29 And Iarmuth with her suburbes, Enganim with her suburbes, foure cities. Joshua 21:30 And out of the tribe of Aser, Misal with her suburbes, Abdo with her suburbes. Joshua 21:31 Helcath with her suburbes, and Rohob with her suburbes, foure cities. Joshua 21:32 And out of the tribe of Nephthali the citie for the slear to flee vnto, Kedes in Galilee with her suburbes, Hamothdor with her suburbes, and Carthan with her suburbes, three cities. Joshua 21:33 All the cities of ye Gersonites throughout their kynredes, were thirteene cities with their suburbes,

Joshua 21:34 And vnto the other kynredes of the children of Merari, the rest of the Leuites, they gaue out of the tribe of Zabulon, Iecnam with her suburbes, and Cartha with her suburbes. Joshua 21:35 Dimnah with her suburbes, and Nahalal with her suburbes, foure cities. Joshua 21:36 And out of the tribe of Rube, Bezer with her suburbes, and Iahasa with her suburbes, Joshua 21:37 Kedmoth with her suburbes, and Mephaath with her suburbes, foure cities. Joshua 21:38 And out of the tribe of Gad, they gaue the citie for the slear to flee vnto, Ramoth in Gilead with her suburbes, and Mahanaim with her suburbes, Joshua 21:39 Hesbon with suburbes, and Iaser with her suburbes, foure cities in all. Joshua 21:40 So that all the cities of the children of Merari throughout their kinredes which were the rest of the kynredes of the Leuites, were by their lot twelue cities. Joshua 21:41 And all the cities that the Leuites had, among the possession of the children of Israel, were 48 with their suburbes. Joshua 21:42 And these cities lay euery one seuerally, hauing their suburbes rounde about them throughout al the said cities.

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

Joshua 21:43 And the Lorde gaue vnto Israel all the lande which he sware to geue vnto their fathers: And they conquered it, & dwelt therin. Joshua 21:44 And the Lord gaue them rest rounde about, according to all that he sware vnto their fathers: and there stoode not a man of all their enemies before them: The Lorde also deliuered all their enemies into their handes. Joshua 21:45 There scaped nothing of al the good thinges which the Lord had sayd vnto ye house of Israel, but all came to passe.

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