Numbers 35:7
New International Version
In all you must give the Levites forty-eight towns, together with their pasturelands.

New Living Translation
In all, forty-eight towns with the surrounding pastureland will be given to the Levites.

English Standard Version
All the cities that you give to the Levites shall be forty-eight, with their pasturelands.

Berean Study Bible
The total number of cities you give the Levites will be forty-eight, with their corresponding pasturelands.

King James Bible
So all the cities which ye shall give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities: them shall ye give with their suburbs.

New King James Version
So all the cities you will give to the Levites shall be forty-eight; these you shall give with their common-land.

New American Standard Bible
The total number of the cities which you are to give to the Levites shall be forty-eight cities, together with their pasture lands.

NASB 1995
"All the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be forty-eight cities, together with their pasture lands.

NASB 1977
“All the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be forty-eight cities, together with their pasture lands.

Amplified Bible
So you shall give to the Levites forty-eight cities in all, together with their pasture lands.

Christian Standard Bible
The total number of cities you give the Levites will be forty-eight, along with their pasturelands.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The total number of cities you give the Levites will be 48, along with their pasturelands.

American Standard Version
All the cities which ye shall give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities; them'shall ye give with their suburbs.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
All the cities that you are giving to the Levites are forty and eight cities, those and their open spaces.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Ye shall give to the Levites in all forty-eight cities, them and their suburbs.

Contemporary English Version
so they will have a total of 48 towns with their surrounding pastures.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That is, in all forty-eight with their suburbs.

English Revised Version
All the cities which ye shall give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities: them shall ye give with their suburbs.

Good News Translation
with their pasture land, making a total of forty-eight.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So you will give a total of 48 cities with pastureland to the Levites.

International Standard Version
The total number of towns that you are to give to the descendants of Levi is to be 48 towns, including grazing lands surrounding these towns.

JPS Tanakh 1917
All the cities which ye shall give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities: them shall ye give with the open land about them.

Literal Standard Version
all the cities which you give to the Levites [are] forty-eight cities, them and their outskirts.

NET Bible
"So the total of the towns you will give the Levites is forty-eight. You must give these together with their grazing lands.

New Heart English Bible
All the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be forty-eight cities together with their suburbs.

World English Bible
All the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be forty-eight cities together with their suburbs.

Young's Literal Translation
all the cities which ye give to the Levites are forty and eight cities, them and their suburbs.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Six Cities of Refuge
6Six of the cities you give the Levites are to be appointed as cities of refuge, to which a manslayer may flee. In addition to these, give the Levites forty-two other cities. 7The total number of cities you give the Levites will be forty-eight, with their corresponding pasturelands. 8The cities that you apportion from the territory of the Israelites should be given to the Levites in proportion to the inheritance of each tribe: more from a larger tribe and less from a smaller one.”…

Cross References
Numbers 35:2
"Command the Israelites to give, from the inheritance they will possess, cities for the Levites to live in and pasturelands around the cities.

Joshua 21:41
For the Levites, then, there were forty-eight cities in all, together with their pasturelands, within the territory of the Israelites.


Treasury of Scripture

So all the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities: them shall you give with their suburbs.

Joshua 21:3-42
And the children of Israel gave unto the Levites out of their inheritance, at the commandment of the LORD, these cities and their suburbs…

1 Chronicles 6:54-81
Now these are their dwelling places throughout their castles in their coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites: for theirs was the lot…









Verse 7. - Forty and eight cities. The Levites numbered nearly 50,000 souls (see on Numbers 26:62), so that each Levitical city would have an average population of about 1000 to start with. There seems no sufficient reason for supposing that they shared their towns with men of the surrounding tribe. Even if the provision made for their habitation was excessive at first (which does not appear), yet their rate of increase should have been exceptionally high, inasmuch as they were not liable to military service. It is possible that mystical reasons led to the selection of the number forty-eight (12 x 4, both typical of universality), but it is at least equally probable that it was determined by the actual numbers of the tribe.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The total
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

number of cities
הֶעָרִ֗ים (he·‘ā·rîm)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5892: Excitement

you give
תִּתְּנוּ֙ (tit·tə·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

the Levites
לַלְוִיִּ֔ם (lal·wî·yim)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi

[will be] forty-eight,
אַרְבָּעִ֥ים (’ar·bā·‘îm)
Number - common plural
Strong's 705: Forty

with their corresponding
אֶתְהֶ֖ן (’eṯ·hen)
Direct object marker | third person feminine plural
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

pasturelands.
מִגְרְשֵׁיהֶֽן׃ (miḡ·rə·šê·hen)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine plural
Strong's 4054: A suburb, the area around a, building, the margin of the sea


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