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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 Version – UK

Joshua 21:1-45

Towns for the Levites

1Now the family heads of the Levites approached Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the heads of the other tribal families of Israel 2at Shiloh in Canaan and said to them, ‘The Lord commanded through Moses that you give us towns to live in, with pasture-lands for our livestock.’

3So, as the Lord had commanded, the Israelites gave the Levites the following towns and pasture-lands out of their own inheritance:

4The first lot came out for the Kohathites, according to their clans. The Levites who were descendants of Aaron the priest were allotted thirteen towns from the tribes of Judah, Simeon and Benjamin.

5The rest of Kohath’s descendants were allotted ten towns from the clans of the tribes of Ephraim, Dan and half of Manasseh.

6The descendants of Gershon were allotted thirteen towns from the clans of the tribes of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali and the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan.

7The descendants of Merari, according to their clans, received twelve towns from the tribes of Reuben, Gad and Zebulun.

8So the Israelites allotted to the Levites these towns and their pasture-lands, as the Lord had commanded through Moses.

9They allotted towns by name from the tribes of Judah and Simeon. 10The following towns were assigned to the descendants of Aaron who were from the Kohathite clans of the Levites, because the first lot fell to them:

11They gave them Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron), with its surrounding pasture-land, in the hill country of Judah. (Arba was the forefather of Anak.) 12But the fields and villages around the city they had given to Caleb son of Jephunneh as his possession. 13So to the descendants of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron (a city of refuge for one accused of murder), Libnah, 14Jattir, Eshtemoa, 15Holon, Debir, 16Ain, Juttah and Beth Shemesh, together with their pasture-lands – nine towns from these two tribes.

17And from the tribe of Benjamin they gave them:

Gibeon, Geba, 18Anathoth and Almon, together with their pasture-lands – four towns.

19The total number of towns for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, came to thirteen, together with their pasture-lands.

20The rest of the Kohathite clans of the Levites were allotted towns from the tribe of Ephraim:

21In the hill country of Ephraim they were given:

Shechem (a city of refuge for one accused of murder) and Gezer, 22Kibzaim and Beth Horon, together with their pasture-lands – four towns.

23Also from the tribe of Dan they received:

Eltekeh, Gibbethon, 24Aijalon and Gath Rimmon, together with their pasture-lands – four towns.

25From half the tribe of Manasseh they received:

Taanach and Gath Rimmon, together with their pasture-lands – two towns.

26All these ten towns and their pasture-lands were given to the rest of the Kohathite clans.

27The Levite clans of the Gershonites were given:

from the half-tribe of Manasseh:

Golan in Bashan (a city of refuge for one accused of murder) and Be Eshterah, together with their pasture-lands – two towns;

28from the tribe of Issachar:

Kishion, Daberath, 29Jarmuth and En Gannim, together with their pasture-lands – four towns;

30from the tribe of Asher:

Mishal, Abdon, 31Helkath and Rehob, together with their pasture-lands – four towns;

32from the tribe of Naphtali:

Kedesh in Galilee (a city of refuge for one accused of murder), Hammoth Dor and Kartan, together with their pasture-lands – three towns.

33The total number of towns of the Gershonite clans came to thirteen, together with their pasture-lands.

34The Merarite clans (the rest of the Levites) were given:

from the tribe of Zebulun:

Jokneam, Kartah, 35Dimnah and Nahalal, together with their pasture-lands – four towns;

36from the tribe of Reuben:

Bezer, Jahaz, 37Kedemoth and Mephaath, together with their pasture-lands – four towns;

38from the tribe of Gad:

Ramoth in Gilead (a city of refuge for one accused of murder), Mahanaim, 39Heshbon and Jazer, together with their pasture-lands – four towns in all.

40The total number of towns allotted to the Merarite clans, who were the rest of the Levites, came to twelve.

41The towns of the Levites in the territory held by the Israelites were forty-eight in all, together with their pasture-lands. 42Each of these towns had pasture-lands surrounding it; this was true for all these towns.

43So the Lord gave Israel all the land he had sworn to give their ancestors, and they took possession of it and settled there. 44The Lord gave them rest on every side, just as he had sworn to their ancestors. Not one of their enemies withstood them; the Lord gave all their enemies into their hands. 45Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.