Joshua 21:3
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New Living Translation
So by the command of the LORD the people of Israel gave the Levites the following towns and pasturelands out of their own grants of land.

King James Bible
And the children of Israel gave unto the Levites out of their inheritance, at the commandment of the LORD, these cities and their suburbs.

Darby Bible Translation
And the children of Israel gave to the Levites out of their inheritance, according to the word of Jehovah, these cities and their suburbs.

World English Bible
The children of Israel gave to the Levites out of their inheritance, according to the commandment of Yahweh, these cities with their suburbs.

Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of Israel give to the Levites, out of their inheritance, at the command of Jehovah, these cities and their suburbs:

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

21:3 The children of Israel gave - Probably they gave the Levites promiscuously such cities as God commanded, and the lot appropriated them to their several houses or families. Out of their inheritance - That is, out of their several possessions; that the burden might be equally divided; and, that the Levites being dispersed among the several tribes, according to Jacob's prediction, Gen 49:7, might more easily, and effectually teach the Israelites God's law and judgments, which they were engaged to do, Deu 33:10, and that the people might upon all occasions resort to them, and enquire the meaning of the law at their mouths. And suburbs - Not only the use, but the absolute dominion of them, as is manifest both from ver.Jos 21:11,12, where a distinction is made between the city and suburbs of Hebron, and the fields and villages thereof; (the former given to the Levites, the latter to Caleb;) and from the return of these cities in the Jubilee, unto the Levites as to their proper owners, Lev 25:33,34.

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Joshua 21:2
They came to them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan and said, "The LORD commanded Moses to give us towns to live in and pasturelands for our livestock."

Joshua 21:4
The descendants of Aaron, who were members of the Kohathite clan within the tribe of Levi, were allotted thirteen towns that were originally assigned to the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin.

1 Chronicles 6:64
So the people of Israel assigned all these towns and pasturelands to the Levites.

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