Joshua 21:42

“These cities were every one with their suburbs round about them: thus were all these cities.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Joshua 21:42

These cities were euery one with their suburbs round about them: thus were all these cities.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

These cities each had its surrounding pasture lands; thus {it was} with all these cities.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

These cities were every one with their suburbs round about them: thus it was with all these cities.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Every one of these towns had grass-lands round it.
- Basic English Bible

Each one of these cities had its suburbs round about it: thus were all these cities.
- Darby Bible

These cities were every one with their suburbs around them. Thus were all these cities.
- Webster's Bible

Each of these cities included their suburbs around them. It was this way with all these cities.
- World English Bible

These cities are each city and its suburbs round about it; so to all these cities.
- Youngs Literal Bible

even these cities, every one with the open land round about it; thus it shall be with all these cities.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Joshua 21:42

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 21:42

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.

21:43 All the land - He gave them the right to all, and the actual possession of the greatest part of it, and power to possess the rest, as soon as it was needful for them, which was when their numbers were increased, and the absolute dominion of all the people remaining in it.

21:44 Gave them rest - Namely, all the days of Joshua; for afterwards it was otherwise with them.

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