Then came the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph: and these are the names of his daughters;Mahlah,Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah.2
And they stoodbeforeMoses, and beforeEleazar the priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,saying ,
Our fatherdied in the wilderness, and he was not in the company of them that gathered themselves together against the LORD in the company of Korah; but died in his own sin, and had no sons.4
Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family, because he hath no son?Give unto us therefore a possessionamong the brethren of our father.5
And Mosesbrought their causebefore the LORD.6
And the LORDspake unto Moses,saying ,
The daughters of Zelophehadspeakright: thou shalt surelygive them a possession of an inheritanceamong their father'sbrethren; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them.
And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel,saying , If a mandie , and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter.9
And if he have no daughter, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his brethren.10
And if he have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his father'sbrethren.11
And if his father have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his kinsman that is next to him of his family, and he shall possess it: and it shall be unto the children of Israel a statute of judgment, as the LORDcommandedMoses.