Joshua 19-21 Young’s Literal Translation

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19 1  And the second lot goeth out for Simeon, for the tribe of the sons of Simeon, for their families; and their inheritance is in the midst of the inheritance of the sons of Judah, 2  and they have in their inheritance Beer-Sheba, and Sheba, and Moladah, 3  and Hazar-Shual, and Balah, and Azem, 4  and Eltolad, and Bethul, and Hormah, 5  and Ziklag, and Beth-Marcaboth, and Hazar-Susah, 6  and Beth-Lebaoth, and Sharuhen; thirteen cities and their villages. 7  Ain, Remmon, and Ether, and Ashan; four cities and their villages; 8  also all the villages which 'are' round about these cities, unto Baalath-Beer, Ramoth of the south. This 'is' the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Simeon, for their families; 9  out of the portion of the sons of Judah 'is' the inheritance of the sons of Simeon, for the portion of the sons of Judah hath been too much for them, and the sons of Simeon inherit in the midst of their inheritance.

10  And the third lot goeth up for the sons of Zebulun, for their families; and the border of their inheritance is unto Sarid, 11  and their border hath gone up towards the sea, and Maralah, and come against Dabbasheth, and come unto the brook which 'is' on the front of Jokneam, 12  and turned back from Sarid eastward, at the sun-rising, by the border of Chisloth-Tabor, and gone out unto Daberath, and gone up to Japhia, 13  and thence it hath passed over eastward, to the east, to Gittah-Hepher, 'to' Ittah-Kazin, and gone out 'to' Rimmon-Methoar to Neah; 14  and the border hath gone round about it, from the north to Hannathon; and its outgoings have been 'in' the valley of Jiphthah-El, 15  and Kattath, and Nahallal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and Beth-Lehem; twelve cities and their villages. 16  This 'is' the inheritance of the sons of Zebulun, for their families, these cities and their villages.

17  For Issachar hath the fourth lot gone out, for the sons of Issachar, for their families; 18  and their border is 'at' Jezreel, and Chesulloth, and Shunem, 19  and Haphraim, and Shihon, and Anaharath, 20  and Rabbith, and Kishion, and Abez, 21  and Remeth, and En-Gannim, and En-Haddah, and Beth-Pazzez; 22  and the border hath touched against Tabor, and Shahazimah, and Beth-Shemesh, and the outgoings of their border have been 'at' the Jordan; sixteen cities and their villages. 23  This 'is' the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Issachar, for their families, the cities and their villages.

24  And the fifth lot goeth out for the tribe of the sons of Asher, for their families; 25  and their border is Helkath, and Hali, and Beten, and Achshaph, 26  and Alammelech, and Amad, and Misheal; and it toucheth against Carmel westward, and against Shihor-Libnath; 27  and hath turned back, at the sun-rising, 'to' Beth-Dagon, and come against Zebulun, and against the valley of Jiphthah-El toward the north of Beth-Emek, and Neiel, and hath gone out unto Cabul on the left, 28  and Hebron, and Rehob, and Hammon, and Kanah, unto great Zidon; 29  and the border hath turned back to Ramah, and unto the fenced city Tyre; and the border hath turned back to Hosah, and its outgoings are at the sea, from the coast to Achzib, 30  and Ummah, and Aphek, and Rehob; twenty and two cities and their villages. 31  This 'is' the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Asher, for their families, these cities and their villages.

32  For the sons of Naphtali hath the sixth lot gone out, for the sons of Naphtali, for their families; 33  and their border is from Heleph, from Allon in Zaanannim, and Adami, Nekeb, and Jabneel, unto Lakkum, and its outgoings are 'at' the Jordan; 34  and the border hath turned back westward 'to' Aznoth-Tabor, and gone out thence to Hukkok, and touched against Zebulun on the south, and against Asher it hath touched on the west, and against Judah 'at' the Jordan, at the sun-rising; 35  and the cities of defence 'are' Ziddim, Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath, and Chinnereth, 36  and Adamah, and Ramah, and Hazor, 37  and Kedesh, and Edrei, and En-Hazor, 38  and Iron, and Migdal-El, Horem, and Beth-Anath, and Beth-Shemesh; nineteen cities and their villages. 39  This 'is' the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Naphtali, for their families, the cities and their villages.

40  For the tribe of the sons of Dan, for their families, hath the seventh lot gone out; 41  and the border of their inheritance is Zorah, and Eshtaol, and Ir-Shemesh, 42  and Shalabbin, and Aijalon, and Jethlah, 43  and Elon, and Thimnathah, and Ekron, 44  and Eltekeh, and Gibbethon, and Baalath, 45  and Jehud, and Bene-Barak, and Gath-Rimmon, 46  and Me-Jarkon, and Rakkon, with the border over-against Japho. 47  And the border of the sons of Dan goeth out from them, and the sons of Dan go up and fight with Leshem, and capture it, and smite it by the mouth of the sword, and possess it, and dwell in it, and call Leshem, Dan, according to the name of Dan their father. 48  This 'is' the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Dan, for their families, these cities and their villages.

49  And they finish to give the land in inheritance, by its borders, and the sons of Israel give an inheritance to Joshua son of Nun in their midst; 50  by the command of Jehovah they have given to him the city which he asked, Timnath-Serah, in the hill-country of Ephraim, and he buildeth the city and dwelleth in it. 51  These 'are' the inheritances which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the sons of Israel, have caused to inherit by lot, in Shiloh, before Jehovah, at the opening of the tent of meeting; and they finish to apportion the land.

The Cities of Refuge Appointed

20 1  And Jehovah speaketh unto Joshua, saying, 2  'Speak unto the sons of Israel, saying, Give for you cities of refuge, as I have spoken unto you by the hand of Moses, 3  for the fleeing thither of a man-slayer smiting life inadvertently, without knowledge; and they have been to you for a refuge from the redeemer of blood. 4  'When 'one' hath fled unto one of these cities, and hath stood 'at' the opening of the gate of the city, and hath spoken in the ears of the elders of that city his matter, then they have gathered him into the city unto them, and have given to him a place, and he hath dwelt with them. 5  'And when the redeemer of blood doth pursue after him, then they do not shut up the man-slayer into his hand, for without knowledge he hath smitten his neighbour, and is not hating him hitherto; 6  and he hath dwelt in that city till his standing before the company for judgment, till the death of the chief priest who is in those days—then doth the man-slayer turn back and hath come unto his city, and unto his house, unto the city whence he fled.'

7  And they sanctify Kedesh in Galilee, in the hill-country of Naphtali, and Shechem in the hill-country of Ephraim, and Kirjath-Arba (it 'is' Hebron), in the hill-country of Judah; 8  and beyond the Jordan, 'at' Jericho eastward, they have given Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain, out of the tribe of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan out of the tribe of Manasseh. 9  These have been cities of meeting for all the sons of Israel, and for a sojourner who is sojourning in their midst, for the fleeing thither of any one smiting life inadvertently, and he doth not die by the hand of the redeemer of blood till his standing before the company.

The Cities of the Levites

21 1  And the heads of the fathers of the Levites draw nigh unto Eleazar the priest, and unto Joshua son of Nun, and unto the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the sons of Israel, 2  and they speak unto them in Shiloh, in the land of Canaan, saying, 'Jehovah commanded by the hand of Moses to give to us cities to dwell in, and their suburbs for our cattle.' 3  And the sons of Israel give to the Levites, out of their inheritance, at the command of Jehovah, these cities and their suburbs: 4  And the lot goeth out for the families of the Kohathite, and there are for the sons of Aaron the priest (of the Levites), out of the tribe of Judah, and out of the tribe of Simeon, and out of the tribe of Benjamin, by lot thirteen cities, 5  and for the sons of Kohath who are left, out of the families of the tribe of Ephraim, and out of the tribe of Dan, and out of the half of the tribe of Manasseh, by lot ten cities: 6  And for the sons of Gershon 'are', out of the families of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the half tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, by lot, thirteen cities. 7  For the sons of Merari, for their families, 'are', out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities. 8  And the sons of Israel give to the Levites these cities and their suburbs, as Jehovah commanded by the hand of Moses, by lot.

9  And they give out of the tribe of the sons of Judah, and out of the tribe of the sons of Simeon, these cities which are called by name; 10  and they are for the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathite, of the sons of Levi, for theirs hath been the first lot; 11  and they give to them the city of Arba father of Anak (it 'is' Hebron), in the hill-country of Judah, and its suburbs round about it; 12  and the field of the city and its villages they have given to Caleb son of Jephunneh for his possession. 13  And to the sons of Aaron the priest they have given the city of refuge 'for' the man-slayer, Hebron and its suburbs, and Libnah and its suburbs, 14  and Jattir and its suburbs, and Eshtemoa and its suburbs, 15  and Holon and its suburbs, and Debir and its suburbs, 16  and Ain and its suburbs, and Juttah and its suburbs, Beth-Shemesh and its suburbs; nine cities out of these two tribes. 17  And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon and its suburbs, Geba and its suburbs, 18  Anathoth and its suburbs, and Almon and its suburbs—four cities; 19  all the cities of the sons of Aaron the priests, 'are' thirteen cities and their suburbs. 20  And for the families of the sons of Kohath, the Levites, who are left of the sons of Kohath, even the cities of their lot are of the tribe of Ephraim; 21  and they give to them the city of refuge 'for' the man-slayer, Shechem and its suburbs, in the hill-country of Ephraim, and Gezer and its suburbs, 22  and Kibzaim and its suburbs, and Beth-Horon and its suburbs—four cities. 23  And out of the tribe of Dan, Eltekeh and its suburbs, Gibbethon and its suburbs, 24  Aijalon and its suburbs, Gath-Rimmon and its suburbs—four cities. 25  And out of the half of the tribe of Manasseh, Taanach and its suburbs, and Gath-Rimmon and its suburbs—two cities; 26  all the cities 'are' ten and their suburbs, for the families of the sons of Kohath who are left. 27  And for the sons of Gershon, of the families of the Levites, out of the half of the tribe of Manasseh, the city of refuge 'for' the man-slayer, Golan in Bashan and its suburbs, and Beeshterah and its suburbs—two cities. 28  And out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishon and its suburbs, Dabarath and its suburbs, 29  Jarmuth and its suburbs, En-Gannim and its suburbs—four cities. 30  And out of the tribe of Asher, Mishal and its suburbs, Abdon and its suburbs, 31  Helkath and its suburbs, and Rehob and its suburbs—four cities. 32  And out of the tribe of Naphtali, the city of refuge 'for' the man-slayer, Kedesh in Galilee and its suburbs, and Hammoth-Dor and its suburbs, and Kartan and its suburbs—three cities; 33  all the cities of the Gershonite, for their families, 'are' thirteen cities and their suburbs. 34  And for the families of the sons of Merari, the Levites, who are left, 'are,' out of the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam and its suburbs, Kartah and its suburbs, 35  Dimnah and its suburbs, Nahalal and its suburbs—four cities. 36  And out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer and its suburbs, and Jahazah and its suburbs, 37  Kedemoth and its suburbs, and Mephaath and its suburbs—four cities. 38  And out of the tribe of Gad, the city of refuge 'for' the man-slayer, Ramoth in Gilead and its suburbs, and Mahanaim and its suburbs, 39  Heshbon and its suburbs, Jazer and its suburbs—'in' all four cities. 40  All the cities for the sons of Merari, for their families, who are left of the families of the Levites—their lot is twelve cities. 41  All the cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the sons of Israel 'are' forty and eight cities, and their suburbs. 42  These cities are each city and its suburbs round about it; so to all these cities.

Israel Possesses the Land

43  And Jehovah giveth to Israel the whole of the land which He hath sworn to give to their fathers, and they possess it, and dwell in it; 44  and Jehovah giveth rest to them round about, according to all that which He hath sworn to their fathers, and there hath not stood a man in their presence of all their enemies, the whole of their enemies hath Jehovah given into their hand; 45  there hath not fallen a thing of all the good thing which Jehovah spake unto the house of Israel—the whole hath come.

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