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።

New International Reader’s Version

Joshua 21:1-45

Towns Are Given to the Levites

1The leaders of the Levite family groups approached Eleazar the priest and Joshua, the son of Nun. They also approached the leaders of the family groups of Israel’s other tribes. 2They went to all of them at Shiloh in Canaan. They said to them, “Give us towns to live in. Also give us grasslands for our livestock. That’s what the Lord commanded through Moses.”

3So the Israelites gave the Levites towns and grasslands out of their own shares of land. They did what the Lord had commanded. Here are the towns the Levites were given.

4The first lot drawn out was for the people of Kohath, according to their family groups. Some of the Levites came from the family line of Aaron the priest. They were given 13 towns from the tribes of Judah, Simeon and Benjamin.

5The rest of Kohath’s family groups were given ten towns. Those towns were from the family groups of the tribes of Ephraim and Dan and half of the tribe of Manasseh.

6The family groups of Gershon were given 13 towns. Those towns were from the family groups of the tribes of Issachar, Asher and Naphtali and half of the tribe of Manasseh. That part of Manasseh was in the land of Bashan.

7The family groups of Merari received 12 towns from the tribes of Reuben, Gad and Zebulun. Each family group received its share.

8So the Israelites gave those towns and their grasslands to the Levites. They did what the Lord had commanded through Moses.

9Some towns were given from the territories of the tribes of Judah and Simeon. 10The Israelites gave them to the members of the family line of Aaron. The towns were given to the family groups of Kohath. They were Levites. The first lot drawn out was for them. Here are the towns the family groups of Kohath were given.

11The Israelites gave them Kiriath Arba and the grasslands around it. Kiriath Arba is also called Hebron. It’s in the hill country of Judah. Anak came from the family line of Arba. 12But Israel had already given away the fields and villages around the city. They had given them to Caleb as his share. Caleb was the son of Jephunneh. 13So they gave Hebron to the members of the family line of Aaron the priest. Hebron was a city where anyone charged with murder could go for safety. They also gave them Libnah, 14Jattir, Eshtemoa, 15Holon, Debir, 16Ain, Juttah and Beth Shemesh. They gave those towns and their grasslands to the family groups of Kohath. The total number of towns from the tribes of Judah and Simeon came to nine.

17The Israelites gave some towns from the tribe of Benjamin to the family groups of Kohath.

The towns were Gibeon, Geba, 18Anathoth and Almon. The total number of these towns and their grasslands came to four.

19So the total number of towns and their grasslands given to the priests in Aaron’s family line came to 13.

20There were other family groups of Kohath among the Levites. They were given towns from the tribe of Ephraim. Here are the towns those other family groups of Kohath were given.

21In the hill country of Ephraim they were given

Shechem. It was a city where anyone charged with murder could go for safety. They were also given Gezer, 22Kibzaim and Beth Horon. The total number of these towns and their grasslands came to four.

23From the tribe of Dan they received

Eltekeh, Gibbethon, 24Aijalon and Gath Rimmon. The total number of these towns and their grasslands came to four.

25From half of the tribe of Manasseh they received

Taanach and Gath Rimmon. The total number of these towns and their grasslands came to two.

26So all these ten towns and their grasslands were given to the other family groups of Kohath.

27Here are the towns given to the family groups of Gershon among the Levites.

From half of the tribe of Manasseh they received

Golan in the land of Bashan. Golan was a city where anyone charged with murder could go for safety. They also received Be Eshterah. The total number of these towns and their grasslands came to two.

28From the tribe of Issachar they received

Kishion, Daberath, 29Jarmuth and En Gannim. The total number of these towns and their grasslands came to four.

30From the tribe of Asher they received

Mishal, Abdon, 31Helkath and Rehob. The total number of these towns and their grasslands came to four.

32From the tribe of Naphtali they received

Kedesh in Galilee. Kedesh was a city where anyone charged with murder could go for safety. They also received Hammoth Dor and Kartan. The total number of these towns and their grasslands came to three.

33So the total number of towns and their grasslands given to the family groups of Gershon came to 13.

34The rest of the Levites were from the family groups of Merari. Here are the towns they were given.

From the tribe of Zebulun they received

Jokneam, Kartah, 35Dimnah and Nahalal. The total number of these towns and their grasslands came to four.

36From the tribe of Reuben they received

Bezer, Jahaz, 37Kedemoth and Mephaath. The total number of these towns and their grasslands came to four.

38From the tribe of Gad they received

Ramoth in Gilead. Ramoth was a city where anyone charged with murder could go for safety. They also received Mahanaim, 39Heshbon and Jazer. The total number of these towns and their grasslands came to four.

40So the total number of towns given to the family groups of Merari came to 12. That concludes the list of towns the rest of the Levites received.

41The total number of Levite towns and their grasslands in the territory given to Israel came to 48. 42Each of those towns had grasslands around it. That was true of all of them.

43So the Lord gave Israel all the land he had promised to give to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. And Israel took it over. Then they made their homes there. 44The Lord gave them peace and rest on every side. He had promised their people of long ago that he would do that. Not one of Israel’s enemies was able to fight against them and win. The Lord handed all their enemies over to them. 45The Lord kept all the good promises he had made to the Israelites. Every one of them came true.