Numbers 36 (Lexham English Bible)

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Inheritance Through Marriage

1 {The leaders}a of the familiesb of the clans of descendantsc of Gilead the son of Makir, the son of Manasseh, of the clans of the descendantsd of Joseph came near and spoke {before}e Moses and {before}f {the leaders}g of the familiesh of the {Israelites}.i 2 And they said, "Yahweh commanded my lord to give the land by lot as an inheritance to the {Israelites},j and my lord was commanded by Yahweh to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother to his daughters. 3 But if they become wives to one of the sons from [another] tribe of the {Israelites},k their inheritance will disappear from the inheritance of our ancestors,l and it will be added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they belong; the lot of our inheritance would disappear. 4 When the Jubilee of the {Israelites}m {comes},n it will be added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they belong; and their inheritance will disappear from the tribe of our father." 5 Then Moses commanded the {Israelites}o by the command of Yahweh, saying, "The tribe of the descendantsp of Joseph [is] right [regarding what they are] speaking. 6 This [is] the word that Yahweh commanded the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, '{Let them marry}q {whomever they like};r only {they must marry}s from within the clan of the tribe of their father. 7 Thus an inheritance of the {Israelites}t will not go around from tribe to tribe. Rather, the inheritance of each tribe of his father will remain with the {Israelites}.u 8 Every daughter who possesses an inheritance from the tribes of the {Israelites}v will {marry}w one of the clan of the tribe of her father, so that the {Israelites}x will possess the inheritance of his ancestors.y 9 Therefore an inheritance will not go around from [one] tribe to another tribe because the tribes of the {Israelites}z will each hold to their [own] inheritance.'" 10 Just as Yahweh commanded to Moses, so the daughters of Zelophehad did: 11 Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, {married}aa the sons of their uncles. 12 {They married}bb those from the sons of Manasseh son of Joseph, and their inheritance {remained}cc among the tribe of the clan of their ancestors.dd 13 These [were] the commands and the stipulations that Yahweh commanded by the hand of Mosesee to the {Israelites}ff on the desert-plateaus of Moab by the Jordan [across] Jericho.
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