Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Command the children of Israel, that they give unto the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in; and ye shall give also unto the Levites suburbs for the cities round about them.
cities of the Levites, the Levites have a permanent right of redemption for the houses of the cities which are their possession.
Moses had given the inheritance of the two tribes and the half-tribe beyond the Jordan; but he did not give an inheritance to the Levites among them.
They spoke to them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, “
The Lord commanded through Moses to give us cities to live in, with their pasture lands for our cattle.”
“And when you
divide by lot the land for inheritance, you shall offer an allotment to the Lord, a holy portion of the land; the length shall be the length of 25,000 cubits, and the width shall be 20,000. It shall be holy within all its boundary round about.
“And beside the border of Judah, from the east side to the west side, shall be the
allotment which you shall set apart, 25,000 cubits in width, and in length like one of the portions, from the east side to the west side; and the sanctuary shall be in the middle of it.
1 Corinthians 9:10
Or is He speaking altogether for our sake? Yes,
for our sake it was written, because the plowman ought to plow in hope, and the thresher to thresh in hope of sharing the crops.