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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 the Leuites vnto Eleazar þe preaste, and vnto Iosua the sonne of Nun, and vnto þe auncient fathers that were ouer the trybes of the children of Israel, Joshua 21:2 & spake vnto them at Silo in the lande of Canaan, saying: the Lorde commaunded by Moses, to geue vs cyties to dwell in, with the suburbes therof, for oure catell. Joshua 21:3 And þe children of Israell gaue vnto þe Leuites out of their enheritaunce at þe bidding of þe Lorde these cyties folowing wt their Suburbes. Joshua 21:4 And the lotte cam out for the kynred of the Cahathites: and the children of Aaron the preaste, which were of the Leuites, had geuen them by lott, out of the trybe of Iuda, out of the trybe of Simeon, and out of þe trybe of Beniamin: thirtene cyties. Joshua 21:5 And the reast of the children of Cahath had by lotte, out of the kynredes of þe trybe of Ephraim, out of þe trybe of Dan, and out of þe halfe trybe of Manasses: ten cyties. Joshua 21:6 And the children of Gerson had by lotte out of þe kynredes of the trybe of Isacar, and out of the trybe of Aser, out of the trybe of Nephthali & out of the other halfe trybe of Manasses in Basan: thirtene cyties. Joshua 21:7 And þe children of Merari by their kynredes, had out of the trybe of Ruben, and out of the trybe of Gad, and out of the trybe of Zabulon, twelue cyties: Joshua 21:8 And the children of Israell gaue by lotte vnto the Leuites these cyties with their Suburbes, as the Lord commaunded by Moses.

Joshua 21:9 And they gaue out of the trybe of þe children of Iuda, & out of the trybe of the children of Simeon, these cyties by name: Joshua 21:10 which the children of Aaron being of the kynredes of the Cahathites, & of the children of Leui, obtayned: for theirs was the fyrst lotte. Joshua 21:11 And they gaue them kariath Arbe of the father of Enack (which is Hebron) in the hyll contreye of Iuda, with the Suburbes of the same rounde about it. Joshua 21:12 But the londe that pertayned to the cytie, and the villages therof, gaue they to Caleb the sonne ne of Iephune, to be his possession.

Joshua 21:13 And thus they gaue to þe children of Aaron the preast, a cyte, to the which þe slayer might flye: euen Hebron with her Suburbes: Libna with her Suburbes: Joshua 21:14 & Iathir with her Suburbes, & Estimoa with her Suburbes: Joshua 21:15 Holon wt her Suburbes, Dabir with her Suburbes: Joshua 21:16 Ain with her Suburbes: Iutah with her Suburbes: Bethsames with her Suburbes: nyne cities out of those two trybes. Joshua 21:17 And out of the trybe of Beniamin, they gaue Gibeon with her Suburbes: Gaba wt her Suburbes: Joshua 21:18 Anatoth with her Suburbes: Almon with her Suburbes: foure cyties. Joshua 21:19 All these cyties of þe children of Aaron preastes, were thirtine cyties with theyr Suburbes.

Joshua 21:20 And þe kynredes of the children of Cahath that were Leuites: that is to saye the other children of Cahath, had cities geuen them for their lotte, out of the trybe of Ephraim. Joshua 21:21 For they gaue them the cytie þt the slear might flye vnto: Sichem with her Suburbes, in mount Ephraim: and Gazer with her Suburbes, Joshua 21:22 and Kabzaim with her Suburbes: & Bethhoron with her Suburbes: foure cyties. Joshua 21:23 And out of the trybe of Dan: Eltheke wt her Suburbes: Gibthon with her Suburbes: Joshua 21:24 and Aialon with her Suburbes, Gathremon with her Suburbes: foure cyties. Joshua 21:25 And out of the halfe trybe of Manasses, Thanach with her suburbes: and Gathremon with her Suburbes: two cyties. Joshua 21:26 All the cyties for the other kynredes of þe children of Cahath, were ten with their Suburbes.

Joshua 21:27 And vnto the children of Gerson which were of the kynredes of the Leuites, they gaue out of þe other halfe trybe of Manasses, the cytie of refuge for the slear: Golan in Basan with her Suburbes: & Beestherah with her Suburbes: two cyties. Joshua 21:28 And out of the trybe of Isacar, kision with her Suburbes: and Daberah with her Suburbes: Joshua 21:29 & Iarimoth with her Suburbes: Enganim with her Suburbes: foure cyties. Joshua 21:30 And out of the trybe of Aser, Misael with her Suburbes: Abdon wt her Suburbes, Joshua 21:31 Halakath with her Suburbes: & Rohob with her Suburbes: foure cyties. Joshua 21:32 And out of the trybe of Nephthali, the cytie for the slear to flye vnto: kedes in Galile with her Suburbes: & Hamothdor with her Suburbes: & Carthan with her Suburbes: thre cities. Joshua 21:33 All the cities of the Gersonites thorowe out their kynredes, were thirtene cyties 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 trybe of Zabulon: Iecnam with her Suburbes: & Carthah wyth her Suburbes: Joshua 21:35 Damna with her Suburbes, & Nahalal with her Suburbes: foure cyties, Joshua 21:36 And out of the trybe of Ruben, Bozor with her Suburbes: and Iahelah with her suburbes: Joshua 21:37 kedmoth with her Suburbes, and Maphaath with her Suburbes: foure cyties. Joshua 21:38 And out of the trybe of Gad, they gaue þe cytie for þe slear to flye vnto: Ramoth in Gilead with her Suburbes, and Mahanaim with her suburbes, Joshua 21:39 Hesbon with her suburbes: & Iaser with her suburbes: foure cyties in all, Joshua 21:40 so that all the cyties of þe children of Merari thorow out their kynredes (which were the rest of the kynredes of the Leuites) were by their lot, twelue cyties. Joshua 21:41 And all the cyties þt the Leuites had among the possession of þe children of Israel were .xlviii. with their suburbes. Joshua 21:42 And these cyties laye euery one seuerally, hauyng their suburbes rounde aboute them thorow out all the sayde cyties.

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

Joshua 21:43 And þe Lorde gaue vnto Israel all the lande which he sware to geue vnto their fathers. And they conquered it, and dwelt therin. Joshua 21:44 And the Lorde gaue them rest rounde aboute, accordyng to all þt he sware vnto their fathers: and there stode not a man of all their ennemyes before them. The Lorde also delyuered all theyr enemyes into their handes. Joshua 21:45 There skaped nothing of all the good thynges, which the Lord had sayde vnto the house of Israell, But all came to passe.

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