New Living Translation
"Command the people of Israel to give to the Levites from their property certain towns to live in, along with the surrounding pasturelands.
King James Bible
Command the children of Israel, that they give unto the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in; and ye shall give also unto the Levites suburbs for the cities round about them.
Darby Bible Translation
Command the children of Israel, that of the inheritance of their possession they give unto the Levites cities to dwell in; and a suburb for the cities round about them shall ye give unto the Levites.
World English Bible
"Command the children of Israel that they give to the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in; and you shall give suburbs for the cities around them to the Levites.
Young's Literal Translation
'Command the sons of Israel, and they have given to the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to inhabit; also a suburb for the cities round about them ye do give to the Levites.
Numbers 35:2 Parallel
CommentaryNumbers 35:2 Parallel Commentaries
The open pastureland around the Levitical towns may never be sold. It is their permanent possession.
While Israel was camped beside the Jordan on the plains of Moab across from Jericho, the LORD said to Moses,
These towns will be for the Levites to live in, and the surrounding lands will provide pasture for their cattle, flocks, and other livestock.
"Suppose a Levite chooses to move from his town in Israel, wherever he is living, to the place the LORD chooses for worship.
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."
2 Chronicles 11:14
The Levites even abandoned their pasturelands and property and moved to Judah and Jerusalem, because Jeroboam and his sons would not allow them to serve the LORD as priests.
2 Chronicles 31:19
As for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, who were living in the open villages around the towns, men were appointed by name to distribute portions to every male among the priests and to all the Levites listed in the genealogical records.
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