Joshua 21:40
New International Version
The total number of towns allotted to the Merarite clans, who were the rest of the Levites, came to twelve.

New Living Translation
So in all, twelve towns were allotted to the clan of Merari.

English Standard Version
As for the cities of the several Merarite clans, that is, the remainder of the clans of the Levites, those allotted to them were in all twelve cities.

Berean Study Bible
In all, twelve cities were allotted to the clans of Merari, the remaining Levite clans.

King James Bible
So all the cities for the children of Merari by their families, which were remaining of the families of the Levites, were by their lot twelve cities.

New King James Version
So all the cities for the children of Merari according to their families, the rest of the families of the Levites, were by their lot twelve cities.

New American Standard Bible
All these were the cities of the sons of Merari according to their families, the rest of the families of the Levites; and their lot was twelve cities.

NASB 1995
All these were the cities of the sons of Merari according to their families, the rest of the families of the Levites; and their lot was twelve cities.

NASB 1977
All these were the cities of the sons of Merari according to their families, the rest of the families of the Levites; and their lot was twelve cities.

Amplified Bible
All [these were] the cities of the sons of Merari according to their families, the rest of the families of the Levites; and their lot was twelve cities.

Christian Standard Bible
All twelve cities were allotted to the clans of Merari’s descendants, the remaining Levite clans.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All 12 cities were allotted to the clans of Merari's descendants, the remaining Levite clans.

American Standard Version
All these were the cities of the children of Merari according to their families, even the rest of the families of the Levites; and their lot was twelve cities.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
These are the cities of the children of Merari for their families who were left of the tribe of the Levites, and they came up into their lots, twelve cities and their fields

Brenton Septuagint Translation
All these cities were given to the sons of Merari according to the families of them that were left out of the tribe of Levi; and their limits were the twelve cities.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All the cities of the children of Merari by their families and kindreds, were twelve.

English Revised Version
All these were the cities of the children of Merari according to their families, even the rest of the families of the Levites; and their lot was twelve cities.

Good News Translation
So the clan of Merari was assigned a total of twelve cities.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All these cities belonged to the families of Merari. They were the last of the families of Levi. These 12 cities were chosen by lot.

International Standard Version
So the entire allocation to the descendants of Merari (that is, the rest of the families of the descendants of Levi) according to their families totaled twelve cities.

JPS Tanakh 1917
All these were the cities of the children of Merari according to their families, even the rest of the families of the Levites; and their lot was twelve cities.

Literal Standard Version
All the cities for the sons of Merari, for their families, who are left of the families of the Levites—their lot is twelve cities.

NET Bible
The Merarite clans (the remaining Levites) were allotted twelve cities.

New Heart English Bible
All these were the cities of the descendants of Merari according to their families, even the rest of the families of the Levites. Their lot was twelve cities.

World English Bible
All these were the cities of the children of Merari according to their families, even the rest of the families of the Levites. Their lot was twelve cities.

Young's Literal Translation
All the cities for the sons of Merari, for their families, who are left of the families of the Levites -- their lot is twelve cities.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Forty-Eight Cities for the Levites
39Heshbon, and Jazer—four cities in all, together with their pasturelands. 40In all, twelve cities were allotted to the clans of Merari, the remaining Levite clans. 41For the Levites, then, there were forty-eight cities in all, together with their pasturelands, within the territory of the Israelites.…

Cross References
Joshua 21:39
Heshbon, and Jazer--four cities in all, together with their pasturelands.

Joshua 21:41
For the Levites, then, there were forty-eight cities in all, together with their pasturelands, within the territory of the Israelites.


Treasury of Scripture

So all the cities for the children of Merari by their families, which were remaining of the families of the Levites, were by their lot twelve cities.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Altogether
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

twelve
שְׁתֵּ֥ים (šə·têm)
Number - fd
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

cities
הֶ֨עָרִ֜ים (he·‘ā·rîm)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5892: Excitement

were
וַיְהִי֙ (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

allotted
גּוֹרָלָ֔ם (gō·w·rā·lām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1486: Lot -- a lot (for casting)

to the clans
לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָ֔ם (lə·miš·pə·ḥō·ṯām)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4940: A family, circle of relatives, a class, a species, sort, a tribe, people

of Merari,
מְרָרִי֙ (mə·rā·rî)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4847: Merari -- a son of Levi

the remaining
הַנּוֹתָרִ֖ים (han·nō·w·ṯā·rîm)
Article | Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 3498: To jut over, exceed, to excel, to remain, be left, to leave, cause to abound, preserve

Levite
הַלְוִיִּ֑ם (hal·wî·yim)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi

clans.
מִמִּשְׁפְּח֣וֹת (mim·miš·pə·ḥō·wṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 4940: A family, circle of relatives, a class, a species, sort, a tribe, people


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