Joshua 21:40

“So all the cities for the children of Merari by their families, which were remaining of the families of the Levites, were by their lot twelve cities.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Joshua 21:40

So all the cities for the children of Merari by their families, which were remayning of the families of the Leuites, were by their lot, twelue cities.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

All {these were} the cities of the sons of Merari according to their families, the rest of the families of the Levites; and their lot was twelve cities.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

All `these were' the cities of the children of Merari according to their families, even the rest of the families of the Levites; and their lot was twelve cities.
- American Standard Version (1901)

All these towns were given to the children of Merari by their families, that is, the rest of the families of the Levites; and their heritage was twelve towns.
- Basic English Bible

[These were] all the cities of the children of Merari according to their families, which remained of the families of the Levites, and their lot was twelve cities.
- Darby Bible

So all the cities for the children of Merari by their families, which were remaining of the families of the Levites, were by their lot twelve cities.
- Webster's Bible

All these were the cities of the children of Merari according to their families, even the rest of the families of the Levites. Their lot was twelve cities.
- World English Bible

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.
- Youngs Literal Bible

All these were the cities of the children of Merari according to their families, even the rest of the families of the Levites; and their lot was twelve cities.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Joshua 21:40

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 21:40


21:41 Forty eight cities - Why hath this tribe, which was the least of all, more cities than any of them? First, it doth not appear that they had more: for though all the cities of the Levites be expressed, it is not so with the other tribes, but divers of their cities are omitted. Secondly, the Levites were confined to their cities and suburbs; the rest had large territories belonging to their cities, which also so they were in a capacity of improving, which the Levites were not; so that one of their cities might be more considerable than divers of the Levites. Thirdly, God, was pleased to deal liberally with his ministers, to put honour on those whom he foresaw many would be prone to despise; and, that being free from outward distractions, they might more entirely and fervently devote themselves to the service of God.


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