Numbers 27:1-11

The Daughters of Zelophehad

1Then drew near the daughters of a  Zelophehad the son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh, from the clans of Manasseh the son of Joseph. The names of his daughters were: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 2And they stood before Moses and before Eleazar the priest and before the chiefs and all the congregation, at the entrance of the tent of meeting, saying, 3“Our father b  died in the wilderness. He was not among the company of those who gathered themselves together against the  Lord c  in the company of Korah, but d  died for his own sin. And he had no sons. 4Why should the name of our father be taken away from his clan because he had no son? e  Give to us a possession among our father’s brothers.”

5Moses f  brought their case before the  Lord. 6And the  Lord said to Moses, 7“The daughters of Zelophehad g  are right. h  You shall give them possession of an inheritance among their father’s brothers and transfer the inheritance of their father to them. 8And you shall speak to the people of Israel, saying, ‘If a man dies and has no son, then you shall transfer his inheritance to his daughter. 9And if he has no daughter, then you shall give his inheritance to his brothers. 10And if he has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his father’s brothers. 11And if his father has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to the nearest i  kinsman of his clan, and he shall possess it. And it shall be for the people of Israel j  a statute and rule, as the  Lord commanded Moses.’”

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