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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 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 Joshua 21:2 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. Joshua 21:3 And the children of Israel gave out of their possessions according to the commandment of the Lord, cities and their suburbs. Joshua 21:4 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. Joshua 21:5 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. Joshua 21:6 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. Joshua 21:7 And to the sons of Merari by their kindreds, of the tribes of Ruben and of Gad and of Zabulon, twelve cities. Joshua 21:8 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.

Joshua 21:9 Of the tribes of the children of Juda and of Simeon Josue gave cities: whose names are these, Joshua 21:10 To the sons of Aaron, of the families of Caath of the race of Levi (for the first lot came out for them) Joshua 21:11 The city of Arbe the father of Enac, which is called Hebron, in the mountain of Juda, and the suburbs thereof round about. Joshua 21:12 But the fields and the villages thereof he had given to Caleb the son of Jephone for his possession.

Joshua 21:13 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, Joshua 21:14 And Jether and Estemo, Joshua 21:15 And Holon, and Dabir, Joshua 21:16 And Ain, and Jeta, and Bethsames, with their suburbs: nine cities out of the two tribes, as hath been said. Joshua 21:17 And out of the tribe of the children of Benjamin, Gabaon, and Gabae, Joshua 21:18 And Anathoth and Almon, with, their suburbs: four cities. Joshua 21:19 All the cities together of the children of Aaron the priest, were thirteen, with their suburbs,

Joshua 21:20 And to the rest of the families of the children of Caath of the race of Levi was given this possession. Joshua 21:21 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Sichem one of the cities of refuge, with the suburbs thereof in mount Ephraim, and Gazer, Joshua 21:22 And Cibsaim, and Beth-horon, with their suburbs, four cities. Joshua 21:23 And of he tribe of Dan, Eltheco and Gabathon, Joshua 21:24 And Aialon and Gethremmon, with their suburbs, four cities. Joshua 21:25 And of the half tribe of Manasses, Thanac and Gethremmon, with their suburbs, two cities. Joshua 21:26 All the cities were ten, with their suburbs, which were given to the children of Caath, of the inferior degree.

Joshua 21:27 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. Joshua 21:28 And of the tribe of Issachar, Cesion, and Dabereth, Joshua 21:29 And Jaramoth, and Engannim, with their suburbs, four cities. Joshua 21:30 And of the tribe of Aser, Masal and Abdon, Joshua 21:31 And Helcath, and Rohob, with their suburbs, four cities. Joshua 21:32 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. Joshua 21:33 All the cities of the families of Gerson, were thirteen, with their suburbs.

Joshua 21:34 And to the children of Merari, Levites of the inferior degree, by their families were given of the tribe of Zabulon, Jecnam and Cartha, Joshua 21:35 And Damna and Naalol, four cities with their suburbs. Joshua 21:36 Of the tribe of Ruben beyond the Jordan over against Jericho, Bosor in the wilderness, one of the cities of refuge, Misor and Jaser and Jethson and Mephaath, four cities with their suburbs. Joshua 21:37 [Absent] Joshua 21:38 Of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Galaad, one of the cities of refuge, and Manaim and Hesebon and Jaser, four cities with their suburbs, Joshua 21:39 [Absent] Joshua 21:40 All the cities of the children of Merari by their families and kindreds, were twelve. Joshua 21:41 So all the cities of the Levites within the possession of the children of Israel were forty-eight, Joshua 21:42 With their suburbs, each distributed by the families.

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

Joshua 21:43 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. Joshua 21:44 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. Joshua 21:45 Not so much as one word, which he had promised to perform unto them, was made void, but all came to pass.

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