Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Joshua 14:3

For 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.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Levites;   Priest;   Thompson Chain Reference - Inheritance;   Land;   Leaders;   Priests;   Religious;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Holy Land;   Jews, the;   Levites, the;   Tribes of Israel, the;  
Dictionaries:
Holman Bible Dictionary - Joshua, the Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Joshua;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Caleb;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Conquest of Canaan;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Joshua (2);   Joshua, Book of;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And Moses had given the inheritance of two tribes, and an half tribe, on the other side Jordan,.... The two tribes of Gad and Reuben, and the half tribe of Manasseh, whose inheritance is described in Joshua 13:8,

but unto the Levites he gave none inheritance among them; this is frequently observed, that it might be taken notice of, to show the disinterestedness of Moses in this affair, Levi being his own tribe; and to recommend the care of the Levites to the other tribes, according to the provision God had made for them.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 14:3". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-14.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

For Moses had given the inheritance of a two tribes and an half tribe on the other side Jordan: but unto the Levites he gave none inheritance among them.

(a) As Reuben and Gad and half the tribe of Manasseh, (Numbers 32:33).
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Joshua 14:3". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/joshua-14.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 14:3 For Moses had given the inheritance of two tribes and an half tribe on the other side Jordan: but unto the Levites he gave none inheritance among them.

Ver. 3. But unto the Levites.] See Joshua 13:14.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 14:3". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-14.html. 1865-1868.

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible

And Moses had given the inheritance of the two tribes, and the half tribe Beyond Jordan, but to the Levites he gave no inheritance among them.’

The repetition of this for the third time in a short space (see Joshua 13:14; Joshua 13:33) illustrates the importance that the writer laid on it. The inheritance of the Levites was not given by Moses, it was from God. This was in direct contrast with the Transjordanian tribes whose inheritance was given by Moses. The contrast is deliberate.

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Pett, Peter. "Commentary on Joshua 14:3". "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/joshua-14.html. 2013.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For Moses had given the inheritance of two tribes and an half tribe on the other side Jordan: but unto the Levites he gave none inheritance among them.
Moses
13:8; Numbers 32:29-42; Deuteronomy 3:12-17
but unto
13:14,32,33
Reciprocal: Numbers 18:20 - no inheritance;  Numbers 26:62 - those that;  Numbers 34:14 - GeneralNumbers 35:2 - GeneralDeuteronomy 10:9 - GeneralJoshua 13:12 - these did;  1 Chronicles 12:37 - the other side

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 14:3". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-14.html.