Numbers 36

Inheritance by Marriage

a And the heads of the fathers’ households of the family of the sons of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph, came near and spoke before Moses and before the leaders, the heads of the fathers’ households of the sons of Israel, and they said, “The  Lord commanded my lord to give the land by lot to the sons of Israel as an inheritance, and my lord b was commanded by the  Lord to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother to his daughters. “But if they
Lit become wives to, in this ch
marry one of the sons of the other tribes of the sons of Israel, their inheritance will be withdrawn from the inheritance of our fathers and will be added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they belong; thus it will be withdrawn from our allotted inheritance.
When the d jubilee of the sons of Israel
Lit shall be
comes, then their inheritance will be added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they belong; so their inheritance will be withdrawn from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers.”

Then Moses commanded the sons of Israel according to the
Lit mouth
word of the  Lord, saying, “The tribe of the sons of Joseph are right in their statements.
g This is
Lit the thing which
what the  Lord has commanded concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, ‘Let them marry
Lit to the good one in their eyes
whom they wish; only they must marry within the family of the tribe of their father.’
“Thus j no inheritance of the sons of Israel shall
Lit turn about
be transferred from tribe to tribe, for the sons of Israel shall each
Lit cleave
hold to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers.
m Every daughter who comes into possession of an inheritance of any tribe of the sons of Israel shall be wife to one of the family of the tribe of her father, so that the sons of Israel each may possess the inheritance of his fathers. Thus no inheritance shall
Lit turn about
be transferred from one tribe to another tribe, for the tribes of the sons of Israel shall each
Lit cleave
hold to his own inheritance.”

10 Just as the  Lord had commanded Moses, so the daughters of Zelophehad did: 11  p Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milcah and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad married their uncles’ sons. 12 They married those from the families of the sons of Manasseh the son of Joseph, and their inheritance
Lit was
remained with the tribe of the family of their father.

13  r These are the commandments and the ordinances which the  Lord commanded to the sons of Israel through Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan opposite Jericho.
Copyright information for NASB_th