Numbers 27

CHAPTER 27

Daughters of Zelophehad Receive an Inheritance

And there came forward the daughters of Zelophehad, son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir of the people of Manasseh, of the sons of Joseph; and these are their names -- Mahlah, and Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tizrah. And standing before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the rulers, and before all the congregation at the door of the tent of the testimony, they say, Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in the midst of the congregation of the ones rising up together against the  lord in the congregation of Korah; for because of his sin he died. And [3sons 2no 1there were] born to him. Let [4not 5be wiped away 1the 2name 3of our father] from the midst of his people! for there is not a son to him. Give to us a possession in the midst of the brothers of our father! And Moses brought their case before the  lord. And the  lord spoke to Moses, saying, Rightly the daughters of Zelophehad have spoken. A gift you shall give to them for possession of an inheritance in the midst of the brothers of their father; and you shall put the lot of their father among them.

The Law Regarding Inheritance

And to the sons of Israel you shall speak, saying, A man if he should die, and [2a son 1there might not be] to him, you shall invest his inheritance to his daughter. And if there might not be a daughter to him, you shall give his inheritance to his brother. 10 And if there should not be brothers to him, you shall give his inheritance to the brother of his father. 11 And if there might not be brothers of his father, you shall give his inheritance to the member of the family, to the one nearest him of his tribe, to inherit the things of his. And this will be to the sons of Israel, an ordinance of equity, as the  lord gave orders to Moses. 12 And the  lord said to Moses, Ascend into the mountain, the one on the other side of the Jordan, this mount Nebo, and see the land of Canaan which I give to the sons of Israel for a possession! 13 And you shall see it, and you shall be added to your people, even you, as [3was added 1Aaron 2your brother] in Or the mountain; 14 because you both violated my word in the wilderness of Zin, when [3rushed headlong against 1the 2congregation] the sanctifying me; you did not sanctify me at the water before them -- this is The Water of Dispute -- Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin. 15 And Moses said to the  lord, 16 Let [8watch 1the  lord 2God 3of the 4spirits 5and 6all 7flesh] for a man to be over this congregation, 17 who shall go forth before their face, and who shall enter before their face, and who shall lead them, and who shall bring them; that [4shall not be 1the 2congregation 3of the  lord] as a sheep in which there is no shepherd.

Moses Charges Joshua to Lead Israel

18 And the  lord spoke to Moses, saying, Take to yourself Joshua son of Nun! a man who has spirit in him. And you shall place your hands upon him. 19 And you shall set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation, and you shall give charge to him before them, 20 And you shall put your glory upon him, so that [4should hearken to 5him 1the 2sons 3of Israel]. 21 And before Eleazar the priest he shall stand, and they shall ask him the equity of the manifestations before the  lord. By his mouth they shall go forth, and by his mouth they shall enter, he and all the sons of Israel with one accord, and all the congregation. 22 And Moses did as [2gave charge 3to him 1the  lord]. And taking Joshua, he stood him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation. 23 And he placed his hands upon him, and he stood him just as the  lord gave orders to Moses.
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