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Joshua

Chapter 21

1. Then came near the heads of the fathers of the Levites unto Eleazar the priest, and unto Joshua the son of Nun, and unto the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel;
2. And they spoke unto them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, The LORD commanded by the hand of Moses to give us cities to dwell in, with the pasture lands for our cattle.
3. And the children of Israel gave unto the Levites out of their inheritance, at the commandment of the LORD, these cities and their pasture lands.
4. And the lot came out for the families of the Kohathites: and the children of Aaron the priest, who were of the Levites, had by lot out of the tribe of Judah, and out of the tribe of Simeon, and out of the tribe of Benjamin, thirteen cities.
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 half tribe of Manasseh, ten cities.
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 half tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.
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, twelve cities.
8. And the children of Israel gave by lot unto the Levites these cities with their pasture lands, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.
9. And they gave out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, these cities which are here mentioned by name,
10. Which the children of Aaron, being of the families of the Kohathites, who were of the children of Levi, had: for theirs was the first lot.
11. And they gave them the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, with the pasture lands round about it.
12. But the fields of the city, and its villages, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.
13. Thus they gave to the children of Aaron the priest Hebron with its pasture lands, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Libnah with its pasture lands,
14. And Jattir with its pasture lands, and Eshtemoa with its pasture lands,
15. And Holon with its pasture lands, and Debir with its pasture lands,
16. And Ain with its pasture lands, and Juttah with its pasture lands, and Bethshemesh with its pasture lands; nine cities out of those two tribes.
17. And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its pasture lands, Geba with its pasture lands,
18. Anathoth with its pasture lands, and Almon with its pasture lands; four cities.
19. All the cities of the children of Aaron, the priests, were thirteen cities with their pasture lands.
20. And the families of the children of Kohath, the Levites who remained of the children of Kohath, even they had the cities of their lot out of the tribe of Ephraim.
21. For they gave them Shechem with its pasture lands in mount Ephraim, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Gezer with its pasture lands,
22. And Kibzaim with its pasture lands, and Bethhoron with its pasture lands; four cities.
23. And out of the tribe of Dan, Eltekeh with its pasture lands, Gibbethon with its pasture lands,
24. Aijalon with its pasture lands, Gathrimmon with its pasture lands; four cities.
25. And out of the half tribe of Manasseh, Taanach with its pasture lands, and Gathrimmon with its pasture lands; two cities.
26. All the cities were ten with their pasture lands for the families of the children of Kohath that remained.
27. And unto the children of Gershon, of the families of the Levites, out of the other half tribe of Manasseh they gave Golan in Bashan with its pasture lands, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Beeshterah with its pasture lands; two cities.
28. And out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishion with its pasture lands, Daberath with its pasture lands,
29. Jarmuth with its pasture lands, Engannim with its pasture lands; four cities.
30. And out of the tribe of Asher, Mishal with its pasture lands, Abdon with its pasture lands,
31. Helkath with its pasture lands, and Rehob with its pasture lands; four cities.
32. And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with its pasture lands, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Hammothdor with its pasture lands, and Kartan with its pasture lands; three cities.
33. All the cities of the Gershonites according to their families were thirteen cities with their pasture lands.
34. And unto the families of the children of Merari, the rest of the Levites, out of the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with its pasture lands, and Kartah with its pasture lands,
35. Dimnah with its pasture lands, Nahalal with its pasture lands; four cities.
36. And out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer with its pasture lands, and Jahaz with its pasture lands,
37. Kedemoth with its pasture lands, and Mephaath with its pasture lands; four cities.
38. And out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with its pasture lands, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Mahanaim with its pasture lands,
39. Heshbon with its pasture lands, Jazer with its pasture lands; four cities in all.
40. So all the cities for the children of Merari by their families, who were remaining of the families of the Levites, were by their lot twelve cities.
41. All the cities of the Levites within the possession of the children of Israel were forty and eight cities with their pasture lands.
42. These cities were every one with their pasture lands round about them: thus were all these cities.
43. And the LORD gave unto Israel all the land which he swore to give unto their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelt there.
44. And the LORD gave them rest round about, according to all that he swore unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them; the LORD delivered all their enemies into their hand.
45. There failed not any of any good thing which the LORD had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.