Joshua 21:3 [study!]
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) 
And the children of Israel gave unto the Levites out of their inheritance, according to the commandment of Jehovah, these cities with their suburbs.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
And the children of Israel gave unto the Levites out of their inheritance, at the commandment of the LORD, these cities and their suburbs.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
So the sons of Israel gave the Levites from their inheritance these cities with their pasture lands, according to the command of the LORD.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
And the children of Israel gave to the Levites out of their inheritance, at the commandment of the LORD, these cities and their suburbs.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
And the children of Israel gave to the Levites out of their inheritance, according to the word of Jehovah, these cities and their suburbs.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
So the sons of Israel gave unto the Levites, out of their own inheritance, at the bidding of Yahweh,these cities, with their pasture-lands.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
And the sons of Israel give to the Levites, out of their inheritance, at the command of Jehovah, these cities and their suburbs:
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
And the children of Israel gave out of their possessions according to the commandment of the Lord, cities and their suburbs.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) 
And the children of Israel gaue vnto the Leuites out of their inheritance at the commandement of the LORD, these cities and their suburbs.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
So the children of Israel gave to the Levites in their inheritance by the command of the Lord the cities and the country round.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008)  
And the children of Yisrael gave unto the Lewiyyim out of their inheritance, at the commandment of Yahweh, these cities and their suburbs.
And the children
; a son
(as a builder
of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson
, etc., (like H0001
; he will rule
, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
A primitive root; to give
, used with great latitude of application (put
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 19885
Patronymic from H3878
; a Leviite
or descendant of Levi.
out of their inheritance,
(in its usual sense); properly something inherited
, that is, (abstractly) occupancy
, or (concretely) an heirloom
; generally an estate
; properly a part
of; hence (prepositionally), from
or out of
in many senses.
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards
, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near
; often in general, to
; the mouth
(as the means of blowing
), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech
); specifically edge
; adverbially (with preposition) according to
; (the) self Existent
or eternal; Jehovah
, Jewish national name of God.
Apparently contracted from H0226
in the demonstrative sense of entity
; properly self
(but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even
Prolonged from H0411
(a place guarded by waking
or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment
and their suburbs.
; a suburb
(that is, open country whither flocks are driven
for pasture); hence the area
around a building, or the margin
of the sea.
The children of Israel gave Probably they gave the Levites promiscuously such cities as God commanded, and the lot appropriated them to their several houses or families. Out of their inheritance That is, out of their several possessions; that the burden might be equally divided; and, that the Levites being dispersed among the several tribes, according to Jacob's prediction, Genesis 49:7, might more easily, and effectually teach the Israelites God's law and judgments, which they were engaged to do, Deuteronomy 33:10, and that the people might upon all occasions resort to them, and enquire the meaning of the law at their mouths. And suburbs Not only the use, but the absolute dominion of them, as is manifest both from Joshua 21:11-12, where a distinction is made between the city and suburbs of Hebron, and the fields and villages thereof; (the former given to the Levites, the latter to Caleb;) and from the return of these cities in the Jubilee, unto the Levites as to their proper owners, Leviticus 25:33-34.
- unto the Levites:
Genesis 49:7 Cursed [be] their anger, for [it was] fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
Deuteronomy 33:8-10 And of Levi he said, [Let] thy Thummim and thy Urim [be] with thy holy one, whom thou didst prove at Massah, [and with] whom thou didst strive at the waters of Meribah; ... They shall teach Jacob thy judgments, and Israel thy law: they shall put incense before thee, and whole burnt sacrifice upon thine altar.
1 Chronicles 6:54-81 Now these [are] their dwelling places throughout their castles in their coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites: for theirs was the lot. ... And Heshbon with her suburbs, and Jazer with her suburbs.
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