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  Joshua 21 - Holman Christian Standard Bible® HCSB

Josua 21, Josuaé 21, Josué 21, Jozua 21, Книга Ісуса Навина 21, Книга Иисуса Навина 21, سفر يشوع 21, ヨシュア記 21, 約書亞記 21, 约书亚记 21, 여호수아 21, Giosué 21


1The heads of the Levite families approached Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the heads of the families of the Israelite tribes. 2At Shiloh, in the land of Canaan, they told them, “The Lord commanded through Moses that we be given cities to live in, with their pasturelands for our livestock.” 3So the Israelites, by the Lord’s command, gave the Levites these cities with their pasturelands from their inheritance.   4The lot came out for the Kohathite clans: The Levites who were the descendants of Aaron the priest received 13 cities by lot from the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin. 5The remaining descendants of Kohath[N] received 10 cities by lot from the clans of the tribes of Ephraim, Dan, and half the tribe of Manasseh.   6Gershon’s descendants received 13 cities by lot from the clans of the tribes of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and half the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan.     7Merari’s descendants received 12 cities for their clans from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.   8The Israelites gave these cities with their pasturelands around them to the Levites by lot, as the Lord had commanded through Moses.   Cities of Aaron’s Descendants   9The Israelites gave these cities by name from the tribes of the descendants of Judah and Simeon 10to the descendants of Aaron from the Kohathite clans of the Levites, because they received the first lot. 11They gave them Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) with its surrounding pasturelands in the hill country of Judah. Arba was the father of Anak. 12But they gave the fields and villages of the city to Caleb son of Jephunneh as his possession. 13They gave to the descendants of Aaron the priest:   Hebron, the city of refuge for the one who commits manslaughter, with its pasturelands, Libnah with its pasturelands, 14Jattir with its pasturelands, Eshtemoa with its pasturelands, 15Holon with its pasturelands, Debir with its pasturelands, 16Ain with its pasturelands, Juttah with its pasturelands, and Beth-shemesh with its pasturelands—nine cities from these two tribes.   17From the tribe of Benjamin they gave:   Gibeon with its pasturelands, Geba with its pasturelands, 18Anathoth with its pasturelands, and Almon with its pasturelands—four cities. 19All 13 cities with their pasturelands were for the priests, the descendants of Aaron.   Cities of Kohath’s Other Descendants   20The allotted cities to the remaining clans of Kohath’s descendants, who were Levites, came from the tribe of Ephraim. 21The Israelites gave them:   Shechem, the city of refuge for the one who commits manslaughter, with its pasturelands in the hill country of Ephraim, Gezer with its pasturelands, 22Kibzaim with its pasturelands, and Beth-horon with its pasturelands—four cities.   23From the tribe of Dan they gave:   Elteke with its pasturelands, Gibbethon with its pasturelands, 24Aijalon with its pasturelands, and Gath-rimmon with its pasturelands—four cities.   25From half the tribe of Manasseh they gave:   Taanach with its pasturelands and Gath-rimmon[O] with its pasturelands—two cities.   26All 10 cities with their pasturelands were for the clans of Kohath’s other descendants.   Cities of Gershon’s Descendants   27From half the tribe of Manasseh, they gave to the descendants of Gershon, who were one of the Levite clans:   Golan, the city of refuge for the one who commits manslaughter, with its pasturelands in Bashan, and Beeshterah with its pasturelands—two cities.   28From the tribe of Issachar they gave:   Kishion with its pasturelands, Daberath with its pasturelands, 29Jarmuth with its pasturelands, and En-gannim with its pasturelands—four cities.   30From the tribe of Asher they gave:   Mishal with its pasturelands, Abdon with its pasturelands, 31Helkath with its pasturelands, and Rehob with its pasturelands—four cities.   32From the tribe of Naphtali they gave:   Kedesh in Galilee, the city of refuge for the one who commits manslaughter, with its pasturelands, Hammoth-dor with its pasturelands, and Kartan with its pasturelands—three cities.   33All 13 cities with their pasturelands were for the Gershonites by their clans.   Cities of Merari’s Descendants   34From the tribe of Zebulun, they gave to the clans of the descendants of Merari, who were the remaining Levites:   Jokneam with its pasturelands, Kartah with its pasturelands, 35Dimnah with its pasturelands, and Nahalal with its pasturelands—four cities.   36From the tribe of Reuben they gave:   Bezer with its pasturelands, Jahzah[P] with its pasturelands, 37Kedemoth with its pasturelands, and Mephaath with its pasturelands—four cities.[Q]   38From the tribe of Gad they gave:   Ramoth in Gilead, the city of refuge for the one who commits manslaughter, with its pasturelands, Mahanaim with its pasturelands, 39Heshbon with its pasturelands, and Jazer with its pasturelands—four cities in all. 40All 12 cities were allotted to the clans of Merari’s descendants, the remaining Levite clans.   41Within the Israelite possession there were 48 cities in all with their pasturelands for the Levites. 42Each of these cities had its own surrounding pasturelands; this was true for all the cities.   The Lord’s Promises Fulfilled   43So the Lord gave Israel all the land He had sworn to give their fathers, and they took possession of it and settled there. 44The Lord gave them rest on every side according to all He had sworn to their fathers. None of their enemies were able to stand against them, for the Lord handed over all their enemies to them. 45None of the good promises the Lord had made to the house of Israel failed. Everything was fulfilled.
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