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  • The tribe of Joseph had become two separate tribes--Manasseh and Ephraim. And the Levites were given no land at all, only towns to live in and the surrounding pasturelands for their flocks and herds. - Joshua 14:4

  • However, the Levites will not receive any land. Their role as priests of the LORD is their inheritance. And the tribes of Gad, Reuben, and the half-tribe of Manasseh won't receive any more land, for they have already received their inheritance, which Moses, the servant of the LORD, gave them on the east side of the Jordan River." - Joshua 18:7

  • So by the command of the LORD the Levites were given as their inheritance the following towns with their pasturelands. - Joshua 21:3

  • So the Israelites obeyed the LORD's command to Moses and assigned these towns and pasturelands to the Levites by casting sacred lots. - Joshua 21:8

  • The rest of the Levites--the Merari clan--were given the following towns from the tribe of Zebulun: Jokneam, Kartah, - Joshua 21:34

  • The total number of towns and pasturelands within Israelite territory given to the Levites came to forty-eight. - Joshua 21:41

  • Abiathar and Zadok and the Levites took the Ark of the Covenant of God and set it down beside the road. Then they offered sacrifices there until everyone had passed by. - 2 Samuel 15:24

  • Then the priests and Levites took the Ark of the LORD, along with the Tabernacle* and all its sacred utensils, and carried them up to the Temple.2 - 1 Kings 8:4

  • Their relatives, also Levites, were appointed to various other tasks in the Tabernacle, the house of God. - 1 Chronicles 6:48

  • So the people of Israel assigned all these towns and pasturelands to the Levites. - 1 Chronicles 6:64

  • The first to return to their property in their former towns were common people. With them came some of the priests, Levites, and Temple assistants. - 1 Chronicles 9:2

  • The Levites who returned were Shemaiah son of Hasshub, son of Azrikam, son of Hashabiah, a descendant of Merari; - 1 Chronicles 9:14

  • Prior to this time, they were responsible for the King's Gate on the east side. These men served as gatekeepers for the camps of the Levites. - 1 Chronicles 9:18

  • The four chief gatekeepers, all Levites, were in an office of great trust, for they were responsible for the rooms and treasuries at the house of God. - 1 Chronicles 9:26

  • The musicians, all prominent Levites, lived at the Temple. They were exempt from other responsibilities there since they were on duty at all hours. - 1 Chronicles 9:33

  • Then he addressed the entire assembly of Israel as follows: "If you approve and if it is the will of the LORD our God, let us send messages to all the Israelites throughout the land, including the priests and Levites in their towns and pasturelands. Let us invite them to come and join us. - 1 Chronicles 13:2

  • Then he issued these instructions: "When we transport the Ark of God this time, no one except the Levites may carry it. The LORD has chosen them to carry the Ark of the LORD and to minister before him forever." - 1 Chronicles 15:2
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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