New International Version
On the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho, the LORD said to Moses,
King James Bible
And the LORD spake unto Moses in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying,
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan of Jericho, saying,
World English Bible
Yahweh spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying,
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, in the plains of Moab, by Jordan, near Jericho, saying,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And the names of the men - are these - It is worthy of remark that Moses does not follow any order hitherto used of placing the tribes, neither that in Numbers 1, nor that in Numbers 7, nor that in Numbers 26, nor any other; but places them here exactly in that order in which they possessed the land.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Cities of the Levites.
Concerning them, see Numbers, chapter 35, and Joshua chapter 21. "The suburbs of the cities of the Levites were three thousand cubits on every side; viz. from the walls of the city, and outwards; as it is said, 'From the walls of the city and outwards a thousand cubits: and thou shalt measure from without the city two thousand cubits' (Num 35:4,5). The former thousand were the suburbs, and the latter two thousand were for fields and vineyards. They appointed the place of burial to every one of those …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
Job's Faith and Expectation
"'The Levites always have the right to redeem their houses in the Levitical towns, which they possess.
So on the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho, Moses and Eleazar the priest spoke with them and said,
These are the men the LORD commanded to assign the inheritance to the Israelites in the land of Canaan.
"Command the Israelites to give the Levites towns to live in from the inheritance the Israelites will possess. And give them pasturelands around the towns.
So the Israelites divided the land, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
Now the family heads of the Levites approached Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the heads of the other tribal families of Israel
1 Chronicles 6:64
So the Israelites gave the Levites these towns and their pasturelands.
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