King James Version

Joshua 21

1Then came near the heads of the fathers of the Levites unto Eleazar the priest, and unto Joshua the son of Nun, and unto the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel;

And they spake unto them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, The Lord commanded by the hand of Moses to give us cities to dwell in, with the suburbs thereof for our cattle.

And the children of Israel gave unto the Levites out of their inheritance, at the commandment of the Lord, these cities and their suburbs.

And the lot came out for the families of the Kohathites: and the children of Aaron the priest, which were of the Levites, had by lot out of the tribe of Judah, and out of the tribe of Simeon, and out of the tribe of Benjamin, thirteen cities.

And the rest of the children of Kohath had by lot out of the families of the tribe of Ephraim, and out of the tribe of Dan, and out of the half tribe of Manasseh, ten cities.

And the children of Gershon had by lot out of the families of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the half tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.

The children of Merari by their families had out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

And the children of Israel gave by lot unto the Levites these cities with their suburbs, as the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses.

And they gave out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, these cities which are here mentioned by name.

10 Which the children of Aaron, being of the families of the Kohathites, who were of the children of Levi, had: for theirs was the first lot.

11 And they gave them the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, with the suburbs thereof round about it.

12 But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, gave they to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.

13 Thus they gave to the children of Aaron the priest Hebron with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Libnah with her suburbs,

14 And Jattir with her suburbs, and Eshtemoa with her suburbs,

15 And Holon with her suburbs, and Debir with her suburbs,

16 And Ain with her suburbs, and Juttah with her suburbs, and Bethshemesh with her suburbs; nine cities out of those two tribes.

17 And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with her suburbs, Geba with her suburbs,

18 Anathoth with her suburbs, and Almon with her suburbs; four cities.

19 All the cities of the children of Aaron, the priests, were thirteen cities with their suburbs.

20 And the families of the children of Kohath, the Levites which remained of the children of Kohath, even they had the cities of their lot out of the tribe of Ephraim.

21 For they gave them Shechem with her suburbs in mount Ephraim, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Gezer with her suburbs,

22 And Kibzaim with her suburbs, and Bethhoron with her suburbs; four cities.

23 And out of the tribe of Dan, Eltekeh with her suburbs, Gibbethon with her suburbs,

24 Aijalon with her suburbs, Gathrimmon with her suburbs; four cities.

25 And out of the half tribe of Manasseh, Tanach with her suburbs, and Gathrimmon with her suburbs; two cities.

26 All the cities were ten with their suburbs for the families of the children of Kohath that remained.

27 And unto the children of Gershon, of the families of the Levites, out of the other half tribe of Manasseh they gave Golan in Bashan with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Beeshterah with her suburbs; two cities.

28 And out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishon with her suburbs, Dabareh with her suburbs,

29 Jarmuth with her suburbs, Engannim with her suburbs; four cities.

30 And out of the tribe of Asher, Mishal with her suburbs, Abdon with her suburbs,

31 Helkath with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs; four cities.

32 And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Hammothdor with her suburbs, and Kartan with her suburbs; three cities.

33 All the cities of the Gershonites according to their families were thirteen cities with their suburbs.

34 And unto the families of the children of Merari, the rest of the Levites, out of the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with her suburbs, and Kartah with her suburbs,

35 Dimnah with her suburbs, Nahalal with her suburbs; four cities.

36 And out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer with her suburbs, and Jahazah with her suburbs,

37 Kedemoth with her suburbs, and Mephaath with her suburbs; four cities.

38 And out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Mahanaim with her suburbs,

39 Heshbon with her suburbs, Jazer with her suburbs; four cities in all.

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.

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

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

43 And the Lord gave unto Israel all the land which he sware to give unto their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelt therein.

44 And the Lord gave them rest round about, according to all that he sware unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them; the Lord delivered all their enemies into their hand.

45 There failed not ought of any good thing which the Lord had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

約書亞記 21

分給利未人的城邑

11-2 利未人的眾族長到迦南的示羅見祭司以利亞撒、嫩的兒子約書亞和以色列各支派的首領,說:「耶和華藉著摩西曾吩咐你們把一些城邑分給我們住,讓我們可以在城郊牧養牲畜。」 以色列人便按照耶和華的吩咐,從他們的產業中把以下的城邑及城郊分給了利未人。

利未人哥轄宗族中大祭司亞倫的子孫從猶大、西緬和便雅憫支派的產業中抽籤得了十三座城。 哥轄宗族中其他的人也從以法蓮、但和瑪拿西半個支派的產業中抽籤得了十座城。 革順的子孫從以薩迦、亞設、拿弗他利和在巴珊的瑪拿西半個支派的產業中抽籤得了十三座城。 米拉利的子孫按宗族從呂便、迦得和西布倫支派的產業中抽籤得了十二座城。

以色列人照耶和華對摩西的吩咐,把這些城邑及其草場用抽籤的方式分給利未人。

9-10 利未支派哥轄宗族中亞倫的子孫得到第一籤,以下是從猶大和西緬兩支派的產業中抽出來分給他們的土地: 11 猶大山區的基列·亞巴及其草場,亞巴原是亞衲人的祖先,基列·亞巴就是希伯崙。 12 而城周圍的田地和鄉村已經分給耶孚尼的兒子迦勒作產業。

13 以色列人把避難城希伯崙分給祭司亞倫的子孫,並把立拿、 14 雅提珥、以實提莫、 15 何崙、底璧、 16 亞因、淤他、伯·示麥共九座城及其草場分給了他們。這都是從猶大和西緬兩支派分出來的。 17 從便雅憫支派的產業中分給他們的城有:基遍、迦巴、 18 亞拿突、亞勒們四座城及其草場。 19 亞倫的子孫中做祭司的共分到十三座城邑及其草場。

20 利未人哥轄宗族其他的子孫從以法蓮支派的產業中分到的城邑有: 21 以法蓮山區的避難城示劍,基色、 22 基伯先和伯·和崙共四座城及其草場。 23 從但支派的產業中分給他們的城邑有:伊利提基、基比頓、 24 亞雅崙和迦特·臨門四座城及其草場。 25 他們從瑪拿西半個支派的產業中分到他納和迦特·臨門兩座城及其草場。 26 以上是哥轄其他的子孫所分到的十座城及其草場。

27 以色列人分給利未支派中革順子孫的城邑有:瑪拿西半個支派中巴珊的哥蘭避難城和比·施提拉及其草場,共兩座城; 28 以薩迦支派的基善、大比拉、 29 耶末、隱·干寧四座城及其草場; 30 亞設支派的米沙勒、押頓、 31 黑甲、利合四座城及其草場; 32 拿弗他利支派的哈末·多珥、加珥坦和加利利的避難城基低斯三座城及其草場。 33 革順人按宗族共分到十三座城邑及其草場。 34 其餘的利未人,就是米拉利的子孫所分到的城邑有:西布倫支派的約念、加珥他、 35 丁拿、拿哈拉四座城及其草場; 36 呂便支派的比悉、雅雜、 37 基底莫、米法押四座城及其草場; 38 迦得支派的瑪哈念、基列的避難城拉末、 39 希實本、雅謝四座城及其草場。 40 利未人中米拉利的子孫按宗族所分到的城邑共有十二座。

41 利未人從以色列各支派共分到四十八座城及其草場, 42 這些城周圍都有草場,城城如此。

43 這樣,耶和華把從前起誓賜給以色列人祖先的整個地區都賜給了以色列人,以色列人都分到土地,住了下來。 44 耶和華照著給他們祖先的應許,使他們四境安寧,沒有仇敵能抵擋他們。耶和華將所有仇敵都交在了他們手中。 45 耶和華給以色列人的美好應許沒有一句落空,全部實現了。