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1 Then the daughters of Zelophehad came near. Zelophehad was the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Makir, the son of Manasseh. Zelophehad's daughters belonged to the family groups of Manasseh son of Joseph. The 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 went to the entrance of the Meeting Tent and stood before Moses, Eleazar the priest, the leaders, and all the people. They 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 was not one of Korah's followers who came together against the Lord, but he died because of his own sin, and 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 Our father's name will die out because he had no sons. Give us property among our father's relatives." 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 So Moses brought their case to the Lord, 5 So Moses brought their case before the LORD
6 and the Lord said to him, 6 and the LORD said to him,
7 "The daughters of Zelophehad are right; they should certainly get what their father owned. Give them property among their father's relatives. 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 "Tell the Israelites, 'If a man dies and has no son, then everything he owned should go to his daughter. 8 "Say to the Israelites, 'If a man dies and leaves no son, turn his inheritance over to his daughter.
9 If he has no daughter, then everything he owned should go to his brothers. 9 If he has no daughter, give his inheritance to his brothers.
10 If he has no brothers, then everything he owned should go to his father's brothers. 10 If he has no brothers, give his inheritance to his father's brothers.
11 And if his father had no brothers, then everything he owned should go to the nearest relative in his family group. This should be a rule among the people of Israel, as the Lord has given this command to 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 Then the Lord said to Moses, "Climb this mountain in the Abarim Mountains, and look at the land I have 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 After you have seen it, you will die and join your ancestors as your brother Aaron did, 13 After you have seen it, you too will be gathered to your people, as your brother Aaron was,
14 because you both acted against my command in the Desert of Zin. You did not honor me as holy before the people at the waters of Meribah." (This was at Meribah in Kadesh in the Desert of Zin.) 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 said to the Lord, 15 Moses said to the LORD,
16 "The Lord is the God of the spirits of all people. May he choose a leader for these people, 16 "May the LORD, the God of the spirits of all mankind, appoint a man over this community
17 who will go in and out before them. He must lead them out like sheep and bring them in; the Lord's people must not be like sheep without a 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 So the Lord said to Moses, "Take Joshua son of Nun, because my Spirit is in him. Put 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 and have him stand before Eleazar the priest and all the people. Then give him his orders as they watch. 19 Have him stand before Eleazar the priest and the entire assembly and commission him in their presence.
20 Let him share your honor so that all the Israelites will obey him. 20 Give him some of your authority so the whole Israelite community will obey him.
21 He must stand before Eleazar the priest, and Eleazar will get advice from the Lord by using the Urim. At his command all the Israelites will go out, and at his command they will all come in." 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 what the Lord told him. He took Joshua and had him stand before Eleazar the priest and all the people, 22 Moses did as the LORD commanded him. He took Joshua and had him stand before Eleazar the priest and the whole assembly.
23 and he put his hands on him and gave him orders, just as the Lord had told him. 23 Then he laid his hands on him and commissioned him, as the LORD instructed through Moses.