Numbers 27 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The daughters of Zelophehad, Hepher's son, Gilead's grandson, Machir's great-grandson, and Manasseh's great-great-grandson, belonging to the clan of Manasseh and son of Joseph, came forward. His daughters' names were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 1 The daughters of Zelophehad son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Makir, the son of Manasseh, belonged to the clans of Manasseh son of Joseph. The names of the daughters were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah. They approached
2 They stood before Moses, Eleazar the priest, the chiefs, and the entire community at the entrance of the meeting tent and said, 2 the entrance to the Tent of Meeting and stood before Moses, Eleazar the priest, the leaders and the whole assembly, and said,
3 "Our father died in the desert. He wasn't part of the community who gathered against the LORD with Korah's community. He died for his own sin, but he had no sons. 3 "Our father died in the desert. He was not among Korah's followers, who banded together against the LORD, but he died for his own sin and left no sons.
4 Why should our father's name be taken away from his clan because he didn't have a son? Give us property among our father's brothers." 4 Why should our father's name disappear from his clan because he had no son? Give us property among our father's relatives."
5 Moses brought their case before the LORD. 5 So Moses brought their case before the LORD
6 The LORD said to Moses: 6 and the LORD said to him,
7 Zelophehad's daughters are right in what they are saying. By all means, give them property as an inheritance among their father's brothers. Hand over their father's inheritance to them. 7 "What Zelophehad's daughters are saying is right. You must certainly give them property as an inheritance among their father's relatives and turn their father's inheritance over to them.
8 Speak to the Israelites and say: If a man dies and doesn't have a son, you must hand his inheritance over to his daughters. 8 "Say to the Israelites, 'If a man dies and leaves no son, turn his inheritance over to his daughter.
9 If he doesn't have a daughter, you will give his inheritance to his brothers. 9 If he has no daughter, give his inheritance to his brothers.
10 If he doesn't have any brothers, you should give his inheritance to his father's brothers. 10 If he has no brothers, give his inheritance to his father's brothers.
11 If his father had no brothers, you should give his inheritance to his nearest relative from his clan. He will take possession of it. This will be a regulation and a case law for the Israelites, as the LORD commanded Moses. 11 If his father had no brothers, give his inheritance to the nearest relative in his clan, that he may possess it. This is to be a legal requirement for the Israelites, as the LORD commanded Moses.' "
12 The LORD said to Moses, "Go up this mountain, Abarim, and look at the land that I've given to the Israelites. 12 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go up this mountain in the Abarim range and see the land I have given the Israelites.
13 You will see it and then join your ancestors just as Aaron your brother has, 13 After you have seen it, you too will be gathered to your people, as your brother Aaron was,
14 because in the Zin desert, when the community confronted you, you rebelled against my command to show them my holiness by means of the water." (These are the waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the Zin desert.) 14 for when the community rebelled at the waters in the Desert of Zin, both of you disobeyed my command to honor me as holy before their eyes." (These were the waters of Meribah Kadesh, in the Desert of Zin.)
15 Moses spoke to the LORD: 15 Moses said to the LORD,
16 "Let the LORD, the God of all living things, appoint someone over the community 16 "May the LORD, the God of the spirits of all mankind, appoint a man over this community
17 who will go out before them and return before them, someone who will lead them out and bring them back, so that the LORD's community won't be like sheep without their shepherd." 17 to go out and come in before them, one who will lead them out and bring them in, so the LORD's people will not be like sheep without a shepherd."
18 The LORD said to Moses, "Take Joshua, Nun's son, a man who has the spirit, and lay your hand on him. 18 So the LORD said to Moses, "Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay your hand on him.
19 Place him before Eleazar the priest and the entire community and commission him before them. 19 Have him stand before Eleazar the priest and the entire assembly and commission him in their presence.
20 You will give him some of your power so that the entire Israelite community may obey. 20 Give him some of your authority so the whole Israelite community will obey him.
21 He will stand before Eleazar the priest, who will determine for him the decision by lot before the LORD. At his command, he and all the Israelites with him, the entire community, will go out, and at his command they will return." 21 He is to stand before Eleazar the priest, who will obtain decisions for him by inquiring of the Urim before the LORD. At his command he and the entire community of the Israelites will go out, and at his command they will come in."
22 Moses did as the LORD commanded him. He took Joshua and placed him before Eleazar the priest and the entire community. 22 Moses did as the LORD commanded him. He took Joshua and had him stand before Eleazar the priest and the whole assembly.
23 He laid his hands on him and commissioned him as the LORD had spoken through Moses. 23 Then he laid his hands on him and commissioned him, as the LORD instructed through Moses.