Numbers 36

CHAPTER 36

The Transfer of Tribal Lands

And came forward the rulers of the fathers' side of the tribes of the sons of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh, from the tribe of the sons of Joseph, and they spoke before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the rulers of the houses of the patrimony of the sons of Israel. And they said, [2to 3our master 1The  lord gave charge] to give the land of inheritance by lot to the sons of Israel; and [2to the 3master 1the  lord gave orders] to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother to his daughters. And they will be to one of the tribes of the sons of Israel for wives; and [2shall be removed 1their lot] from the possession of our fathers, and shall be added for an inheritance of the tribe in which ever they should become wives; and from the lot of our inheritance it shall be removed. And if there should be the release of the sons of Israel, then [2shall be added 1their inheritance] unto the inheritance of the tribe in which ever [2become wives 1the women]; and from the inheritance of the tribe of our family [2shall be removed 1their inheritance]. And Moses gave charge to the sons of Israel, through the order of the  lord, saying, Thus to the tribe of the sons of Israel, say, This is the saying which the  lord ordered to the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, Of whom ever it is pleasing before them 1let them be wives, only from the people of their father let them be wives! And [6shall not 7be moved around 1the 2inheritance 3to the 4sons 5of Israel] from tribe to tribe, that each in the inheritance of the tribe of his family [4shall cleave to 1the 2sons 3of Israel]. And every daughter acting as next of kin of an inheritance from the tribes of the sons of Israel, [3to one 4of the ones 5from out of 6the 7people 8of her father 1they shall be 2wives], that [4should be acting as next of kin 1the 2sons 3of Israel], each in the inheritance of his father. And [3shall not 4be moved around 1the 2lot] from one tribe to [2tribe 1another], but each unto his inheritance shall [4cleave to 1the 2sons 3of Israel]. 10 In which manner the  lord ordered Moses, thus [3did 1the daughters 2of Zelophehad]. 11 And it came to pass Mahlah, Tizrah, and Hoglah, and Milchah, and Noah, daughters of Zelophehad to their cousins 12 of the people of Manasseh of the sons of Joseph they became wives. And [2came 1their inheritance] to the tribe of the people of their father. 13 These are the commandments, and the ordinances, and the judgments, which the  lord gave charge by the hand of Moses to the sons of Israel at the descent of Moab near the Jordan by Jericho.
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