Joshua 20

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The Book of Joshua

Chapter 21

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Then came near4 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;

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And they spake17 unto them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying,2 The LORD commanded14 by the hand of Moses to give2 us cities to dwell in,2 with the suburbs thereof for our cattle.

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And the children of Israel gave4 unto the Levites out of their inheritance, at the commandment of the LORD, these cities and their suburbs.

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And the lot came out4 for the families of the Kohathites: and the children of Aaron the priest, [which 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 6240 cities.

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And the rest12 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.

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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 6240 cities.

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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 6240 cities.

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And the children of Israel gave4 by lot unto the Levites these cities with their suburbs, as the LORD commanded14 by the hand of Moses.

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And they gave4 out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, these cities which are [here] mentioned4 by name,

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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 7223 lot.

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And they gave4 them the city of Arba 704 7153 the father of Anak, which [city is] Hebron, in the hill [country] of Judah, with the suburbs thereof round about it.

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But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, gave1 they to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.

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Thus they gave1 to the children of Aaron the priest Hebron with her suburbs, [to be] a city of refuge for the slayer;6 and Libnah with her suburbs,

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And Jattir with her suburbs, and Eshtemoa with her suburbs,

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And Holon with her suburbs, and Debir with her suburbs,

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And Ain with her suburbs, and Juttah with her suburbs, [and] Bethshemesh with her suburbs; nine cities out of those two tribes.

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And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with her suburbs, Geba with her suburbs,

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Anathoth with her suburbs, and Almon with her suburbs; four cities.

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All the cities of the children of Aaron, the priests, [were] thirteen 6240 cities with their suburbs.

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And the families of the children of Kohath, the Levites which remained12 of the children of Kohath, even they had the cities of their lot out of the tribe of Ephraim.

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For they gave4 them Shechem with her suburbs in mount Ephraim, [to be] a city of refuge for the slayer;6 and Gezer with her suburbs,

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And Kibzaim with her suburbs, and Bethhoron with her suburbs; four cities.

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And out of the tribe of Dan, Eltekeh with her suburbs, Gibbethon with her suburbs,

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Aijalon with her suburbs, Gathrimmon with her suburbs; four cities.

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And out of the half tribe of Manasseh, Tanach with her suburbs, and Gathrimmon with her suburbs; two cities.

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All the cities [were] ten with their suburbs for the families of the children of Kohath that remained.12

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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 her suburbs, [to be] a city of refuge for the slayer;6 and Beeshterah with her suburbs; two cities.

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And out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishon with her suburbs, Dabareh with her suburbs,

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Jarmuth with her suburbs, Engannim with her suburbs; four cities.

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And out of the tribe of Asher, Mishal with her suburbs, Abdon with her suburbs,

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Helkath with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs; four cities.

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And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with her suburbs, [to be] a city of refuge for the slayer;6 and Hammothdor with her suburbs, and Kartan with her suburbs; three cities.

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All the cities of the Gershonites according to their families [were] thirteen 6240 cities with their suburbs.

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And unto the families of the children of Merari, the rest12 of the Levites, out of the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with her suburbs, and Kartah with her suburbs,

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Dimnah with her suburbs, Nahalal with her suburbs; four cities.

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And out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer with her suburbs, and Jahazah with her suburbs,

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Kedemoth with her suburbs, and Mephaath with her suburbs; four cities.

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And out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with her suburbs, [to be] a city of refuge for the slayer;6 and Mahanaim with her suburbs,

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Heshbon with her suburbs, Jazer with her suburbs; four cities in all.

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So all the cities for the children of Merari by their families, which were remaining12 of the families of the Levites, were [by] their lot twelve 6240 cities.

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All the cities of the Levites within the possession of the children of Israel [were] forty and eight cities with their suburbs.

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These cities 5892 were every one with their suburbs round about them: thus [were] all these cities.

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And the LORD gave4 unto Israel all the land which he sware8 to give2 unto their fathers; and they possessed4 it, and dwelt4 therein.

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And the LORD gave them rest4 round about, according to all that he sware8 unto their fathers: and there stood1 not a man of all their enemies6 before them; the LORD delivered1 all their enemies6 into their hand.

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There failed1 not ought of any good thing which the LORD had spoken14 unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.6

Joshua 22