Joshua 21:41
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New American Standard Bible
All the cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the sons of Israel were forty-eight cities with their pasture lands.

King James Bible
All the cities of the Levites within the possession of the children of Israel were forty and eight cities with their suburbs.

Darby Bible Translation
All the cities of the Levites within the possession of the children of Israel were forty-eight cities and their suburbs.

World English Bible
All the cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the children of Israel were forty-eight cities with their suburbs.

Young's Literal Translation
All the cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the sons of Israel are forty and eight cities, and their suburbs.

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The Mountainous Country of Judea.
"What is the mountainous country of Judea? It is the king's mountain." However Judea, here and there, doth swell out much with mountains, yet its chief swelling appears in that broad back of mountains, that runs from the utmost southern cost as far as Hebron, and almost as Jerusalem itself. Which the Holy Scripture called "The hill-country of Judah," Joshua 21:11; Luke 1:39. Unless I am very much mistaken,--the maps of Adricomus, Tirinius, and others, ought to be corrected, which have feigned to
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Joshua
The book of Joshua is the natural complement of the Pentateuch. Moses is dead, but the people are on the verge of the promised land, and the story of early Israel would be incomplete, did it not record the conquest of that land and her establishment upon it. The divine purpose moves restlessly on, until it is accomplished; so "after the death of Moses, Jehovah spake to Joshua," i. 1. The book falls naturally into three divisions: (a) the conquest of Canaan (i.-xii.), (b) the settlement of the
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Numbers 35:7
"All the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be forty-eight cities, together with their pasture lands.

Joshua 21:40
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.

Joshua 21:42
These cities each had its surrounding pasture lands; thus it was with all these cities.

1 Chronicles 6:64
So the sons of Israel gave to the Levites the cities with their pasture lands.

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