New Amharic Standard Version

ኢያሱ 21:1-45

ለሌዋውያን የተመደቡ ከተሞች

21፥4-39 ተጓ ምብ – 1ዜና 6፥54-80

1የሌዋውያን ቤተ ሰብ አለቆች ወደ ካህኑ ወደ አልዓዛር፣ ወደ ነዌ ልጅ ወደ ኢያሱና ወደ ሌሎቹ የእስራኤል ነገድ አባቶች ዘንድ ቀረቡ፤ 2በከነዓን ምድር በሴሎም፣ “እግዚአብሔር የምንኖርባቸውን ከተሞች፣ ከብቶቻችን ከሚሰማሩባቸው ቦታዎች እንድትሰጡን በሙሴ በኩል አዞልን ነበር” አላቸው። 3ስለዚህ እስራኤላውያን ከወረሱት ምድር ላይ የሚከተሉትን ከተሞችና መሰማሪያዎች እግዚአብሔር ባዘዘው መሠረት ለሌዋውያኑ ሰጡ፤

4የመጀመሪያው ዕጣ ለቀዓት ዘሮች በየጐሣቸው ወጣ፤ የካህኑ የአሮን ዝርያዎች ለሆኑት ሌዋውያን ከይሁዳ፣ ከስምዖንና ከብንያም ነገዶች ዐሥራ ሦስት ከተሞች በዕጣ ተመደቡላቸው። 5ለቀሩት ለቀዓት ዘሮች ደግሞ ከኤፍሬምና ከዳን ነገድ ጐሣዎች፣ እንዲሁም ከምናሴ ነገድ እኩሌታ ጐሣዎች ዐሥር ከተሞች በዕጣ ተመደቡላቸው።

6ለጌርሶን ዝርያዎች ከይሳኮር፣ ከአሴር፣ ከንፍታሌም ነገድ ጐሣዎችና ባሳን ውስጥ ካለው ከምናሴ ነገድ እኩሌታ ጐሣዎች ዐሥራ ሦስት ከተሞች ተመደቡላቸው።

7ለሜራሪ ዝርያዎች በየጐሣቸው ከሮቤል፣ ከጋድና ከዛብሎን ነገዶች ዐሥር ከተሞች ተመደቡላቸው።

8ስለዚህ እስራኤላውያን እግዚአብሔር በሙሴ በኩል ባዘዘው መሠረት፣ እነዚህን ከተሞችና መሰማሪያቸውን ለሌዋውያኑ በዕጣ መደቡላቸው።

9ከይሁዳና ከስምዖን ነገዶች ደግሞ ከዚህ በታች በስም የተጠቀሱትን ከተሞች በዕጣ መደቡላቸው። 10እነዚህም ከተሞች የሌዊ ልጆች፣ የቀዓት ጐሣዎች ለሆኑት ለአሮን ዝርያዎች ተመደቡ፤ ይህም የሆነው የመጀመሪያው ዕጣ ለእነርሱ ስለ ወጣላቸው ነበር፤

11እነርሱም በተራራማው የይሁዳ ምድር ያለችውን ኬብሮን የተባለችውን ቂርያት አርባቅን በዙሪያዋ ካለው መሰማሪያ ጋር ሰጧቸው፤ አርባቅ የዔናቅ አባት ነበረ። 12ይሁን እንጂ በከተማዪቱ ዙሪያ ያሉትን ዕርሻዎችና መንደሮች ለዮፎኒ ልጅ ለካሌብ ርስት አድርገው ሰጡት። 13እንደዚሁም ለነፍስ ገዳይ መማጠኛ የሆነችውን ኬብሮንንና ልብናን ከነ ማሰማሪያቸው ለካህኑ ለአሮን ልጆች ሰጧቸው፤ 14ደግሞም የቲርን፣ ኤሽትሞዓን፣ 15ሖሎንን፣ ዳቤርን፣ 16ዐይንን፣ ዮጣንና ቤትሳሚስን ከነ ማሰማሪያቸው ሰጧቸው፤ እነዚህ ዘጠኙ ከተሞች ከሁሉ ነገዶች ይዞታ ላይ ተከፍለው የተሰጡ ናቸው።

17ከብንያም ነገድ ገባዖን፣ ጌባዕ፣ 18ዓናቶትና አልሞን የተባሉትን አራት ከተሞች ከነ ማሰማሪያዎቻቸው ሰጧቸው።

19ለካህናቱ ለአሮን ዝርያዎች ከነ ማሰማሪያቸው የተሰጧቸው ከተሞች ዐሥራ ሦስት ነበሩ።

20የሌዊ ልጅ የቀዓት ጐሣዎች ለሆኑት ለሌሎቹ ደግሞ ከኤፍሬም ነገድ ላይ ተከፍለው የሚከተሉት ከተሞች በዕጣ ተመደቡላቸው።

21በተራራማው በኤፍሬም ምድርም ለነፍሰ ገዳይ መማጠኛ የሆነችው ሴኬምና ጌዝር፣ 22ቂብጻይሞና ቤትሖሮን ከነመሠማሪያዎቻቸው አራት ከተሞች ተሰጡአቸው።

23እንዲሁም ከዳን ነገድ ኤልተቄን፣ ገባቶን፤ 24ኤሎንና ጋትሪሞን ከነመሰማሪያዎቻቸው አራት ከተሞች ተሰጧቸው።

25ከምናሴ ነገድ እኩሌታ ደግሞ ታዕናክና ጋትሪሞን ከነ ማሰማሪያዎቻቸው ሁለት ከተሞች ተሰጧቸው።

26እነዚህ ዐሥር ከተሞች ሁሉ ከነ ማሰማሪያዎቻቸው ለተቀሩት የቀዓት ጐሣዎች ተሰጧቸው።

27የጌርሶን ወገኖች ለሆኑት ለሌሎቹ የሌዊ ጐሳዎች የተሰጧቸው የሚከተሉት ናቸው፤

ከምናሴ ነገድ እኩሌታ በባሳን ውስጥ ለነፍሰ ገዳይ መማጠኛ የሆነችው ከተማ ጎላንና በኤሽትራ እነዚህ ሁለት ከተሞች ከነመሰማሪያዎቻቸው፤

28ከይሳኮር ነገድ፣

ቂሶን፣ ዳብራት፣ 29የርሙትና ዓይን ጋኒም፣ እነዚህ አራት ከተሞች ከነመሰማሪያዎቻቸው፤

30ከአሴር ነገድ፣

ሚሽአል፣ ዓብዶን፣ 31ሔልቃትና ረአብ እነዚህ አራት ከተሞች ከነመሰማሪያዎቻቸው፤

32ከንፍታሌም ነገድ፣

በገሊላ ውስጥ ለነፍሰ ገዳይ መማጠኛ የሆነችው ከተማ ቃዴስ፣ ሐሞትዶርና ቀርታን እነዚህ ሦስት ከተሞች ከነመሰማሪያዎቻቸው፤

33ለጌድሶናውያን ጐሣዎች የተመደቡት ከተሞች ሁሉ ከነ ማሰማሪያዎቻቸው ዐሥራ ሦስት ነበሩ።

34የሜራሪ ጐሣዎች ለሆኑት ለተቀሩት ሌዋውያን የተሰጧቸው የሚከተሉት ናቸው፤

ከዛብሎን ነገድ ዮቅንዓም፣ ቀርታ፣ 35ዲሞናና ነህላል፣ እነዚህ አራት ከተሞች ከነመሰማሪያዎቻቸው፤

36ከሮቤል ነገድ፣

ቦሶር፣ ያሀጽ፣ 37ቅዴሞትና ሜፍዓት፣ እነዚህ አራት ከተሞች ከነመሰማሪያዎቻቸው፤

38ከጋድ ነገድ፣

በገለዓድ ውስጥ ለነፍሰ ገዳይ መማጠኛ የሆነችው ከተማ ራሞት መሃናይም፣ 39ሐሴቦንና ኢያዜር፣ እነዚህ አራት ከተሞች ከነመሰማሪያዎቻቸው፦

40የሜራሪ ጐሣዎች ለሆኑት ለተቀሩት ሌዋውያን የተመደቡት ከተሞች ሁሉ ዐሥራ ሁለት ነበሩ።

41እንግዲህ እስራኤላውያን ርስት አድርገው ከያዙት ምድር ለሌዋውያኑ የተሰጧቸው ከተሞች ከነ ማሰማሪያዎቻቸው ባጠቃላይ አርባ ስምንት ነበሩ። 42እነዚህም ከተሞች እያንዳንዳቸው በዙሪያቸው ማሰማሪያዎች ነበሯቸው፤ ማሰማሪያ የሌለው ከተማ አልነበረም።

43ስለዚህ እግዚአብሔር ለቀድሞ አባቶቻቸው ይሰጣቸው ዘንድ የማለላቸውን ምድር ሁሉ ለእስራኤል ሰጠ፤ እነርሱም ምድሪቱን ወረሱ፣ መኖሪያቸውም አደረጓት። 44እግዚአብሔር ለቀድሞ አባቶቻቸው እንደ ማለላቸው በዙሪያቸው ካሉት አሳረፋቸው፤ አንድም ጠላት ሊቋቋማቸው አልቻለም፤ እግዚአብሔር ጠላቶቻቸውን ሁሉ አሳልፎ በእጃቸው ሰጥቶአቸዋልና። 45እግዚአብሔር ለእስራኤል ቤት ከሰጠው መልካም የተስፋ ቃል አንዳችም አልቀረም፤ ሁሉም ተፈጽሞአል።

King James Version

Joshua 21:1-45

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; 2And 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. 3And the children of Israel gave unto the Levites out of their inheritance, at the commandment of the LORD, these cities and their suburbs. 4And 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. 5And 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. 6And 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. 7The 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. 8And the children of Israel gave by lot unto the Levites these cities with their suburbs, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

9¶ 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,21.9 mentioned: Heb. called 10Which 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. 11And 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.21.11 the city…: or, Kirjath-arba 12But 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, 14And Jattir with her suburbs, and Eshtemoa with her suburbs, 15And Holon with her suburbs, and Debir with her suburbs,21.15 Holon: also called, Hilen 16And Ain with her suburbs, and Juttah with her suburbs, and Beth-shemesh with her suburbs; nine cities out of those two tribes.21.16 Ain: also called, Ashan 17And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with her suburbs, Geba with her suburbs,21.17 Geba: also called, Gaba 18Anathoth with her suburbs, and Almon with her suburbs; four cities.21.18 Almon: also called, Alemeth 19All 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. 21For they gave them Shechem with her suburbs in mount Ephraim, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Gezer with her suburbs, 22And Kibzaim with her suburbs, and Beth-horon with her suburbs; four cities. 23And out of the tribe of Dan, Eltekeh with her suburbs, Gibbethon with her suburbs, 24Aijalon with her suburbs, Gath-rimmon with her suburbs; four cities. 25And out of the half tribe of Manasseh, Tanach with her suburbs, and Gath-rimmon with her suburbs; two cities. 26All 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 Beesh-terah with her suburbs; two cities. 28And out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishon with her suburbs, Dabareh with her suburbs, 29Jarmuth with her suburbs, En-gannim with her suburbs; four cities. 30And out of the tribe of Asher, Mishal with her suburbs, Abdon with her suburbs, 31Helkath with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs; four cities. 32And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Hammoth-dor with her suburbs, and Kartan with her suburbs; three cities. 33All 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, 35Dimnah with her suburbs, Nahalal with her suburbs; four cities. 36And out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer with her suburbs, and Jahazah with her suburbs, 37Kedemoth with her suburbs, and Mephaath with her suburbs; four cities. 38And 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, 39Heshbon with her suburbs, Jazer with her suburbs; four cities in all. 40So 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. 41All the cities of the Levites within the possession of the children of Israel were forty and eight cities with their suburbs. 42These 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. 44And 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. 45There failed not ought of any good thing which the LORD had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.