Joshua 21

Thomson(i) 1 Then the heads of the patriarchal families of the children of Levi came to Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nave, and to the chiefs of the patriarchal families, of the tribes of Israel, 2 and spoke to them at Selo, in the land of Chanaan, saying, The Lord, by the ministry of Moses, commanded to give us cities to dwell in, with the arable lands around for our cattle; 3 whereupon the children of Israel gave the Levites for a possession, by the command of the Lord, the following cities with their suburbs. 4 And the lot came out for the community of Kaath, and there fell by lot to the children of Aaron, the priests, who were Levites, out of the tribe of Juda, and from the tribe of Symeon, and from the tribe of Benjamin, thirteen cities; 5 and to the rest of the Kaathites out of the tribe of Ephraim, and out of the tribe of Dan, and from half of the tribe of Manasses by lot ten cities; 6 and to the Gersonites, from the tribe of Issachar, and from the tribe of Aser, and from the tribe of Nephthaleim, and from the half of the tribe of Manasses in Basan, thirteen cities; 7 And to the Merarites, according to their communities, from the tribe of Reuben, and from the tribe of Gad, and from the tribe of Zabulon, by lot, twelve cities. 8 These cities, with their suburbs, the children of Israel gave by lot to the Levites, as the Lord commanded Moses. 9 So the tribe of the children of Juda, and the tribe of the children of Symeon, gave, and there were given from the tribe of the children of Benjamin, the following cities which were assigned 10 to the children of Aaron, of the community of Kaath, who were Levites; because the lot fell to them, 11 they gave them Kariatharbok, the capital of the Enakims, which is Chebron, on the mountain of Juda. Now the suburbs around it, 12 and the fields belonging to the city, and the villages thereof, Joshua had given to the children of Chaleb, son of Jephonne, for a possession; 13 but to the sons of Aaron, they gave Chebron, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with what was set apart for it as such, and Lemma with its suburbs, 14 and Ailom with its suburbs, and Tema with its suburbs, 15 and Gella with its suburbs, and Dabir with its suburbs, 16 and Asa with its suburbs, and Tanu with its suburbs, and Baithsamys with its suburbs, nine cities from these two tribes; 17 and from the tribe of Benjamin, Gabaon with its suburbs, and Gatheth with its suburbs, 18 and Anathoth with its suburbs, and Gamala with its suburbs, four cities. 19 All the cities of the children of Aaron the priests were thirteen. 20 And to the communities of the Kaathites, the Levites, the rest of the Kaathites, was assigned, from the tribe of Ephraim, the city of their priests; 21 and they gave them Sychem, the city of refuge for the manslayer with its appurtenances, and Gazara with its fields and its suburbs, 22 and Baithoron with its suburbs, four cities; 23 and from the tribe of Dan, Elkothaim with its suburbs, and Gethedan with its suburbs, 24 and Ailon with its suburbs, and Getheremmon with its suburbs, four cities; 25 and from the half of the tribe of Manasses, Tanach with its suburbs, and Jebatha with its suburbs, two cities. 26 All the cities for the remaining communities of the Kaathites were ten, with their suburbs. 27 And to the children of Gerson, the Levites, they gave out of the half of the tribe of Manasses, the city set apart for the manslayers, Gaulon in Basanitis with its suburbs, and Bosora with its suburbs, two cities; 28 and out of the tribe of Issachar, Kison with its suburbs, and Lebba with its suburbs, 29 and Remmath with its suburbs, and Fountain of letters with its suburbs, four cities; 30 and out of the tribe of Aser, Basellan with its suburbs, and Dabbon with its suburbs, 31 and Chelkat with its suburbs, and Raab with its suburbs, four cities; 32 and out of the tribe of Nephthaleim, Kades in Galilee, the city set apart for the slayer, with its suburbs, and Nemmath with its suburbs, and Themmon with its suburbs, three cities. 33 All the cities of the Gersonites, according to their communities, were thirteen cities. 34 And to the community of the Merarites, the rest of the Levites, they gave out of the tribe of Zabulon, Maan with its suburbs, and Kades with its suburbs, 35 and Sella with its suburbs, three cities; 36 and on the bank of the Jordan, over against Jericho, out of the tribe of Reuben, the city of refuge for the slayer, namely, Bosor, in the wilderness, which is called Miso with its suburbs, 37 and Jazer with its suburbs, and Dekmon with its suburbs, and Mapha with its suburbs, four cities; 38 and from the tribe of Gad, the city of refuge for the slayer, namely, Bamoth in Galaad with its suburbs, and Kamin with its suburbs, 39 and Esbon with its suburbs, and Jazer with its suburbs; all the cities four. 40 All the cities for the children of Merari, according to their communities, being the remaining families of the tribe of Levi, were twelve cities with their borders. 41 All the cities of the Levites, in the midst of the possession of the children of Israel, were forty eight with the grounds appropriate to them, around these cities. 42 All these cities had every one a circuit of ground around it. Now when Joshua had finished dividing the land among them by their borders, the children of Israel gave Joshua a portion, by the command of the Lord. They gave him the city which he asked. They gave him Thamnasachar on mount Ephraim, and Joshua rebuilt the city, and dwelt therein. And Joshua took the stone knives with which he had circumcised the children of Israel, who were born by the way in the wilderness, and deposited them at Thamnasachar. 43 Thus the Lord gave Israel all the land which he solemnly promised to give to their fathers, and they took possession of it, and dwelt therein; 44 and the Lord gave them rest round about, as he sware to their fathers. Of all their enemies not one rose up against them. The Lord delivered all their enemies into their hands. 45 There was not a failure of any of the good things which the Lord spoke to the children of Israel. They were all accomplished.