Joshua 21:41

“All the cities of the Levites within the possession of the children of Israel were forty and eight cities with their suburbs.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Joshua 21:41

All the cities of the Leuites within the possession of the children of Israel, were fourty and eight cities, with their suburbs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

All the cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the sons of Israel were forty-eight cities with their pasture lands.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

All the cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the children of Israel were forty and eight cities with their suburbs.
- American Standard Version (1901)

All the towns of the Levites, among the heritage of the children of Israel, were forty-eight towns with their grass-lands.
- Basic English Bible

All the cities of the Levites within the possession of the children of Israel were forty-eight cities and their suburbs.
- Darby Bible

All the cities of the Levites within the possession of the children of Israel were forty and eight cities with their suburbs.
- Webster's Bible

All the cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the children of Israel were forty-eight cities with their suburbs.
- World English Bible

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.
- Youngs Literal Bible

All the cities of the Levites--forty and eight cities with the open land about them--shall be in the midst of the possession of the children of Israel,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Joshua 21:41

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 21:41


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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