Leviticus 25:32-3332As for a the cities of the Levites, the Levites may redeem at any time the houses in the cities they possess. 33And if one of the Levites exercises his right of redemption, then the house that was sold in a city they possess shall be released in the jubilee. For the houses in the cities of the Levites are their possession among the people of Israel.
Joshua 14:3-43 b For Moses had given an inheritance to the two and one-half tribes beyond the Jordan c but to the Levites he gave no inheritance among them. 4For d the people of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim. And no portion was given to the Levites in the land, but only cities to dwell in, with their pasturelands for their livestock and their substance.
Joshua 21:2-422And they said to them e at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, f “The Lord commanded through Moses that we be given cities to dwell in, along with their pasturelands for our livestock.” 3So by command of the Lord the people of Israel gave to the Levites the following cities and pasturelands out of their inheritance. 4The lot came out for the clans of the Kohathites. So those Levites who were descendants of Aaron the priest g received by lot from the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin, thirteen cities. 5And the rest of the Kohathites received by lot h from the clans of the tribe of Ephraim, from the tribe of Dan and the half-tribe of Manasseh, ten cities. 6The i Gershonites received by lot from the clans of the tribe of Issachar, from the tribe of Asher, from the tribe of Naphtali, and from the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities. 7The j Merarites according to their clans received from the tribe of Reuben, the tribe of Gad, and the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities. 8These cities and their pasturelands the people of Israel k gave by lot to the Levites, l as the Lord had commanded through Moses. 9Out of the tribe of the people of Judah and the tribe of the people of Simeon they gave the following cities mentioned by name, 10which went to m the descendants of Aaron, one of the clans of the Kohathites who belonged to the people of Levi; since the lot fell to them first. 11 n They gave them o Kiriath-arba (Arba being the father of Anak), that is Hebron p in the hill country of Judah, along with the pasturelands around it. 12But the fields of the city and its villages had been given to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as his possession. 13And to the descendants of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron, q the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasturelands, r Libnah with its pasturelands, 14Jattir with its pasturelands, Eshtemoa with its pasturelands, 15Holon with its pasturelands, Debir with its pasturelands, 16Ain with its pasturelands, Juttah with its pasturelands, Beth-shemesh with its pasturelands—nine cities out of these two tribes; 17then out of the tribe of Benjamin, s Gibeon with its pasturelands, Geba with its pasturelands, 18Anathoth with its pasturelands, and Almon with its pasturelands—four cities. 19The cities of the descendants of Aaron, the priests, were in all thirteen cities with their pasturelands. 20 t As to the rest of the Kohathites belonging to the Kohathite clans of the Levites, the cities allotted to them were out of the tribe of Ephraim. 21To them were given Shechem, u the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasturelands in the hill country of Ephraim, Gezer with its pasturelands, 22Kibzaim with its pasturelands, Beth-horon with its pasturelands—four cities; 23and out of the tribe of Dan, Elteke with its pasturelands, Gibbethon with its pasturelands, 24Aijalon with its pasturelands, Gath-rimmon with its pasturelands—four cities; 25and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Taanach with its pasturelands, and Gath-rimmon with its pasturelands—two cities. 26The cities of the clans of the rest of the Kohathites were ten in all with their pasturelands. 27 v And to the Gershonites, one of the clans of the Levites, were given out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with its pasturelands w the city of refuge for the manslayer, and Beeshterah with its pasturelands—two cities; 28and out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishion with its pasturelands, Daberath with its pasturelands, 29Jarmuth with its pasturelands, En-gannim with its pasturelands—four cities; 30and out of the tribe of Asher, Mishal with its pasturelands, Abdon with its pasturelands, 31Helkath with its pasturelands, and Rehob with its pasturelands—four cities; 32and out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with its pasturelands, x the city of refuge for the manslayer, Hammoth-dor with its pasturelands, and Kartan with its pasturelands—three cities. 33The cities of the several clans of the Gershonites were in all thirteen cities with their pasturelands. 34 y And to the rest of the Levites, the Merarite clans, were given out of the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with its pasturelands, Kartah with its pasturelands, 35Dimnah with its pasturelands, Nahalal with its pasturelands—four cities; 36and out of the tribe of Reuben, z Bezer with its pasturelands, Jahaz with its pasturelands, 37Kedemoth with its pasturelands, and Mephaath with its pasturelands—four cities; 38and out of the tribe of Gad, aa Ramoth in Gilead with its pasturelands, the city of refuge for the manslayer, ab Mahanaim with its pasturelands, 39 ac Heshbon with its pasturelands, Jazer with its pasturelands—four cities in all. 40As for the cities of the several Merarite clans, that is, the remainder of the clans of the Levites, those allotted to them were in all twelve cities. 41 ad The cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the people of Israel were in all forty-eight cities with their pasturelands. 42These cities each had its pasturelands around it. So it was with all these cities.
The Holy District1“When ae you allot the land as an inheritance af you shall set apart for the Lord a portion of the land as a holy district, 25,000 cubits ▼
▼A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeterslong and 20,000 ▼
▼Septuagint; Hebrew tencubits broad. It shall be holy throughout its whole extent. 2 ai Of this a square plot of 500 by 500 cubits shall be for the sanctuary, with fifty cubits for aj an open space around it. 3And ak from this measured district you shall measure off a section 25,000 cubits long and 10,000 broad, al in which shall be the sanctuary, am the Most Holy Place. 4 an It shall be the holy portion of the land. It shall be for the priests, who minister in the sanctuary and approach the Lord to minister to him, and it shall be a place for their houses and a holy place for the sanctuary. 5 ao Another section, 25,000 cubits long and 10,000 cubits broad, shall be for the Levites who minister at the temple, as their possession for cities to live in. ▼
▼Septuagint; Hebrew as their possession, twenty chambers6“Alongside the portion set apart as the holy district aq you shall assign for the property of the city an area 5,000 cubits broad and 25,000 cubits long. ar It shall belong to the whole house of Israel.
The Portion for the Prince7 as “And to at the prince shall belong the land on both sides of the holy district and the property of the city, alongside the holy district and the property of the city, on the west and on the east, corresponding in length to one of the tribal portions, and extending from the western to the eastern boundary 8of the land. It is to be his property in Israel. And au my princes shall no more oppress my people, but av they shall let the house of Israel have the land according to their tribes.
Ezekiel 48:88“Adjoining the territory of Judah, from the east side to the west, shall be aw the portion which you shall set apart, 25,000 cubits ▼
▼A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimetersin breadth, and in length equal to one of the tribal portions, from the east side to the west, with ay the sanctuary in the midst of it.
Ezekiel 48:2222It shall be separate from the property of the Levites and the property of the city, which are in the midst of that which belongs to the prince. The portion of the prince shall lie between the territory of Judah and the territory of Benjamin.
1 Corinthians 9:10-1410Does he not certainly speak for our sake? It was written az for our sake, because ba the plowman should plow in hope and the thresher thresh in hope of sharing in the crop. 11 bb If we have sown spiritual things among you, is it too much if we reap material things from you? 12If others share this rightful claim on you, do not we even more? Nevertheless bc we have not made use of this right, but we endure anything bd rather than put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of Christ. 13Do you not know that be those who are employed in the temple service get their food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in the sacrificial offerings? 14In the same way, the Lord commanded that bf those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel.
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