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

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.

Darby Bible Translation
[These were] all the cities of the children of Merari according to their families, which remained of the families of the Levites, and 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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Jahazah - See on Joshua 13:18 (note).

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Joshua 21:39 Heshbon with its pasture lands, Jazer with its pasture lands; four cities in all.

Joshua 21:41 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.

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October 8. "There Failed not Aught of any Good Thing which the Lord had Spoken" (Josh. xxi. 45).
"There failed not aught of any good thing which the Lord had spoken" (Josh. xxi. 45). Some day, even you, trembling, faltering one, shall stand upon those heights and look back upon all you have passed through, all you have narrowly escaped, all the perils through which He guided you, the stumblings through which He guarded you, and the sins from which He saved you; and you shall shout, with a meaning you cannot understand now, "Salvation unto Him who sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb."
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Divers Matters.
I. Beth-cerem, Nehemiah 3:14. "The stones, as well of the altar, as of the ascent to the altar, were from the valley of Beth-cerem, which they digged out beneath the barren land. And thence they are wont to bring whole stones, upon which the working iron came not." The fathers of the traditions, treating concerning the blood of women's terms, reckon up five colours of it; among which that, "which is like the water of the earth, out of the valley of Beth-cerem."--Where the Gloss writes thus, "Beth-cerem
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

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

Joshua 21:41
The towns of the Levites in the territory held by the Israelites were forty-eight in all, together with their pasturelands.

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