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Joshua 21

1 Then the heads of the fathers of the Levites came near to Eleazar the priest, to Joshua the son of Nun, and to the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the sons of Israel.
2 And they spoke to them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, Jehovah has commanded by the hand of Moses to give us cities to dwell in, with their common lands for our cattle.
3 And the sons of Israel gave to the Levites from their inheritance, at the mouth of Jehovah, these cities and their common lands:
4 And the lot came out for the families of the Kohathites. And the sons of Aaron the priest, who were of the Levites, had thirteen cities by lot from the tribe of Judah, from the tribe of Simeon, and from the tribe of Benjamin.
5 The rest of the sons of Kohath had ten cities by lot from the families of the tribe of Ephraim, from the tribe of Dan, and from the half-tribe of Manasseh.
6 And the sons of Gershon had thirteen cities by lot from the families of the tribe of Issachar, from the tribe of Asher, from the tribe of Naphtali, and from the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan.
7 The sons of Merari according to their families had twelve cities from the tribe of Reuben, from the tribe of Gad, and from the tribe of Zebulun.
8 And the sons of Israel gave these cities with their common lands by lot to the Levites, as Jehovah had commanded by the hand of Moses.
9 And they gave from the tribe of the sons of Judah and from the tribe of the sons of Simeon these cities which are designated by name,
10 which were for the sons of Aaron, being of the families of the Kohathites, who were of the sons of Levi; for theirs was the first lot.
11 And they gave them Kirjath Arba (Arba was the father of Anak), which is Hebron, in the mountains of Judah, with the common land surrounding it.
12 But the fields of the city and its villages they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as his possession.
13 Thus to the sons of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron with its common land (a city of refuge for the slayer), and Libnah with its common land,
14 Jattir with its common land, Eshtemoa with its common land,
15 Holon with its common land, Debir with its common land,
16 Ain with its common land, Juttah with its common land, and Beth Shemesh with its common land: nine cities from those two tribes;
17 and from the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its common land, Geba with its common land,
18 Anathoth with its common land, and Almon with its common land: four cities.
19 All the cities of the sons of Aaron, the priests, were thirteen cities with their common lands.
20 And the families of the sons of Kohath, the Levites, the rest of the sons of Kohath, even they had the cities of their lot from the tribe of Ephraim.
21 For they gave them Shechem with its common land in the mountains of Ephraim (a city of refuge for the slayer), Gezer with its common land,
22 Kibzaim with its common land, and Beth Horon with its common land: four cities;
23 and from the tribe of Dan, Eltekeh with its common land, Gibbethon with its common land,
24 Aijalon with its common land, and Gath Rimmon with its common land: four cities;
25 and from the half-tribe of Manasseh, Tanach with its common land and Gath Rimmon with its common land: two cities.
26 All the ten cities with their common lands were for the rest of the families of the sons of Kohath.
27 Also to the sons of Gershon, of the families of the Levites, from the other half-tribe of Manasseh, they gave Golan in Bashan with its common land (a city of refuge for the slayer), and Be Eshterah with its common land: two cities;
28 and from the tribe of Issachar, Kishion with its common land, Daberath with its common land,
29 Jarmuth with its common land, and En Gannim with its common land: four cities;
30 and from the tribe of Asher, Mishal with its common land, Abdon with its common land,
31 Helkath with its common land, and Rehob with its common land: four cities;
32 and from the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with its common land (a city of refuge for the slayer), Hammoth Dor with its common land, and Kartan with its common land: three cities.
33 All the cities of the Gershonites according to their families were thirteen cities with their common lands.
34 And to the families of the sons of Merari, the rest of the Levites, from the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with its common land, Kartah with its common land,
35 Dimnah with its common land, and Nahalal with its common land: four cities;
36 and from the tribe of Reuben, Bezer with its common land, Jahaz with its common land,
37 Kedemoth with its common land, and Mephaath with its common land: four cities;
38 and from the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with its common land (a city of refuge for the slayer), Mahanaim with its common land,
39 Heshbon with its common land, and Jazer with its common land: four cities in all.
40 So all the cities for the sons of Merari according to their families, the rest 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-eight cities with their common lands.
42 Every one of these cities had its common land surrounding it; thus were all these cities.
43 Thus Jehovah gave to Israel all the land of which He had sworn to give to their fathers, and they took possession of it and dwelt in it.
44 And Jehovah gave them rest all around, according to all that He had sworn to their fathers. And not a man of all their enemies stood against them; Jehovah delivered all their enemies into their hand.
45 Not a word failed of any good thing which Jehovah had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass.
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