Joshua 21:8
New International Version
So the Israelites allotted to the Levites these towns and their pasturelands, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.

New Living Translation
So the Israelites obeyed the LORD’s command to Moses and assigned these towns and pasturelands to the Levites by casting sacred lots.

English Standard Version
These cities and their pasturelands the people of Israel gave by lot to the Levites, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.

Berean Study Bible
So the Israelites allotted to the Levites these cities along with their pasturelands, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.

New American Standard Bible
Now the sons of Israel gave by lot to the Levites these cities with their pasture lands, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.

New King James Version
And the children of Israel gave these cities with their common-lands by lot to the Levites, as the LORD had commanded by the hand of Moses.

King James Bible
And the children of Israel gave by lot unto the Levites these cities with their suburbs, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

Christian Standard Bible
The Israelites gave these cities with their pasturelands around them to the Levites by lot, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD had told Moses that he would show the Israelites which towns and pastures to give to the clans of Levi, and he did.

Good News Translation
By drawing lots, the people of Israel assigned these cities and their pasture lands to the Levites, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Israelites gave these cities with their pasturelands around them to the Levites by lot, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.

International Standard Version
The Israelis apportioned these cities, along with their pasture lands, to the descendants of Levi by random lot, just as the LORD had commanded through Moses.

NET Bible
So the Israelites assigned to the Levites by lot these cities and their grazing areas, as the LORD had instructed Moses.

New Heart English Bible
The children of Israel gave these cities with their suburbs by lot to the Levites, as the LORD commanded by Moses.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Israelites gave these cities with pasturelands to Levi's descendants by drawing lots, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the children of Israel gave by lot unto the Levites these cities with the open land about them, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

New American Standard 1977
Now the sons of Israel gave by lot to the Levites these cities with their pasture lands, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus the sons of Israel gave by lot unto the Levites these cities with their suburbs, as the LORD had commanded by the hand of Moses.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
And the children of Israel gave by lot to the Levites these cities with their suburbs, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

American Standard Version
And the children of Israel gave by lot unto the Levites these cities with their suburbs, as Jehovah commanded by Moses.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the children of Israel gave to the Levites the cities and their suburbs, as the Lord commanded Moses, by lot.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the children of Israel gave to the Levites the cities and their suburbs, as the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses, giving to every one by lot.

Darby Bible Translation
And the children of Israel gave by lot to the Levites these cities and their suburbs, as Jehovah commanded through Moses.

English Revised Version
And the children of Israel gave by lot unto the Levites these cities with their suburbs, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the children of Israel gave by lot to the Levites these cities with their suburbs, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

World English Bible
The children of Israel gave these cities with their suburbs by lot to the Levites, as Yahweh commanded by Moses.

Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of Israel give to the Levites these cities and their suburbs, as Jehovah commanded by the hand of Moses, by lot.
Study Bible
Forty-Eight Cities for the Levites
7The descendants of Merari received twelve cities from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun. 8So the Israelites allotted to the Levites these cities along with their pasturelands, as the LORD had commanded through Moses. 9From the tribes of Judah and Simeon, they designated these cities by name…
Cross References
Genesis 49:5
Simeon and Levi are brothers; their swords are weapons of violence.

Joshua 21:7
The descendants of Merari received twelve cities from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.

Joshua 21:9
From the tribes of Judah and Simeon, they designated these cities by name

Treasury of Scripture

And the children of Israel gave by lot to the Levites these cities with their suburbs, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

by lot

Joshua 21:3
And the children of Israel gave unto the Levites out of their inheritance, at the commandment of the LORD, these cities and their suburbs.

Joshua 18:6
Ye shall therefore describe the land into seven parts, and bring the description hither to me, that I may cast lots for you here before the LORD our God.

Numbers 33:54
And ye shall divide the land by lot for an inheritance among your families: and to the more ye shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer ye shall give the less inheritance: every man's inheritance shall be in the place where his lot falleth; according to the tribes of your fathers ye shall inherit.

as the Lord

Numbers 32:2
The children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spake unto Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and unto the princes of the congregation, saying,







Lexicon
So the Israelites
בְנֵֽי־ (ḇə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

allotted
וַיִּתְּנ֤וּ (way·yit·tə·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

to the Levites
לַלְוִיִּ֔ם (lal·wî·yim)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi

these
הָאֵ֖לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

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

along with their pasturelands,
מִגְרְשֵׁיהֶ֑ן (miḡ·rə·šê·hen)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4054: A suburb, the area around a, building, the margin of the sea

as
כַּאֲשֶׁ֨ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

the LORD
יְהוָ֛ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

had commanded
צִוָּ֧ה (ṣiw·wāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

through
בְּיַד־ (bə·yaḏ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

Moses.
מֹשֶׁ֖ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver
21:1-8 The Levites waited till the other tribes were provided for, before they preferred their claim to Joshua. They build their claim upon a very good foundation; not their own merits or services, but the Divine precept. The maintenance of ministers is not a thing left merely to the will of the people, that they may let them starve if they please; they which preach the gospel should live by the gospel, and should live comfortably.
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