17 And from the tribe of Benjamin they gave them Gibeon, Geba,

Other Translations of Joshua 21:17

King James Version

17 And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with her suburbs, Geba Geba: also called, Gaba with her suburbs,

English Standard Version

17 then out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its pasturelands, Geba with its pasturelands,

The Message

17 And from the tribe of Benjamin: Gibeon, Geba,

New King James Version

17 and from the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its common-land, Geba with its common-land,

New Living Translation

17 From the tribe of Benjamin the priests were given the following towns with their pasturelands: Gibeon, Geba,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Joshua 21:17

Commentary on Joshua 21:9-42

(Read Joshua 21:9-42)

By mixing the Levites with the other tribes, they were made to see that the eyes of all Israel were upon them, and therefore it was their concern to walk so that their ministry might not be blamed. Every tribe had its share of Levites' cities. Thus did God graciously provide for keeping up religion among them, and that they might have the word in all parts of the land. Yet, blessed be God, we have the gospel more diffused amongst us.