Joshua 21:12

“But the fields of the citie, and the villages thereof, gaue they to Caleb the sonne of Iephunneh, for his possession.”

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Other Translations

But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, gave they to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.
- King James Version

But the fields of the city and its villages they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as his possession.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, gave they to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the open country round the town, and its unwalled places, they gave to Caleb, the son of Jephunneh, as his property.
- Basic English Bible

But the fields of the city and the hamlets thereof gave they to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.
- Darby Bible

But the fields of the city, and its villages, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.
- Webster's Bible

But they gave the fields of the city and its villages to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.
- World English Bible

and the field of the city and its villages they have given to Caleb son of Jephunneh for his possession.
- Youngs Literal Bible

But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, gave they to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 21:12


21:12 The fields and villages - That is, all beyond the two thousand cubits expressed, #Numb 35:5|. This is here mentioned, not as his peculiar case, but as one eminent instance, to shew, that it was so in all the rest of the cities here named; that the fields and villages thereof still belonged to the several tribes from whom the cities and their suburbs were taken; and to make the rest of the Israelites more chearfully resign part of their possessions to the Levites, because even Caleb did so, though his possession had been long before promised, and now actually given to him by God's special command, as a mark of honour and compensation for his long and faithful service.


Discussion for Joshua 21

  • April
    I hope they thanked GOD every day,man can you imagen being ble to hear him,and be taught directly from our father,WOW,what an honor they surly did have,and to be a chosen servant and to have such a close relationship to him,Idk about you but it makes me smile,I know we don't get to see him like they did BUT we can have FAITH,which was required even when they did hear him or see him,I hopeALLISWELL
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Our Lord is a promise-fulfilling God. His word is Yeah and Amen. He will do what He says He will do.
  • Richard for verse 45
    this confirm God atribute that he is infallible, so therefore believers confidence is deepened

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