Joshua 21:12
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New Living Translation
But the open fields beyond the town and the surrounding villages were given to Caleb son of Jephunneh as his possession.

King James Bible
But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, gave they to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.

Darby Bible Translation
But the fields of the city and the hamlets thereof gave they to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.

World English Bible
But they gave the fields of the city and its villages to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.

Young's Literal Translation
and the field of the city and its villages they have given to Caleb son of Jephunneh for his possession.

Joshua 21:12 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

21:12 The fields and villages - That is, all beyond the two thousand cubits expressed, Numb 35:5. This is here mentioned, not as his peculiar case, but as one eminent instance, to shew, that it was so in all the rest of the cities here named; that the fields and villages thereof still belonged to the several tribes from whom the cities and their suburbs were taken; and to make the rest of the Israelites more chearfully resign part of their possessions to the Levites, because even Caleb did so, though his possession had been long before promised, and now actually given to him by God's special command, as a mark of honour and compensation for his long and faithful service.

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Numbers 13:6
Judah Caleb son of Jephunneh

Joshua 21:11
Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), in the hill country of Judah, along with its surrounding pasturelands. (Arba was an ancestor of Anak.)

Joshua 21:13
The following towns with their pasturelands were given to the descendants of Aaron the priest: Hebron (a city of refuge for those who accidentally killed someone), Libnah,

1 Samuel 30:14
We were on our way back from raiding the Kerethites in the Negev, the territory of Judah, and the land of Caleb, and we had just burned Ziklag."

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