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Numbers 27 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The daughters of Zelophehad showed up. Their father was the son of Hepher son of Gilead son of Makir son of Manasseh, belonging to the clans of Manasseh son of Joseph. The daughters 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 came to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting. They stood before Moses and Eleazar the priest and before the leaders and the congregation 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 wilderness. He wasn't part of Korah's rebel anti-God gang. He died for his own sins. And he left 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 But why should our father's name die out from his clan just because he had no sons? So give us an inheritance 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 Moses brought their case to God. 5 So Moses brought their case before the LORD
6 God ruled: 6 and the LORD said to him,
7 "Zelophehad's daughters are right. Give them land as an inheritance among their father's relatives. Give them their father's inheritance. 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 "Then tell the People of Israel, If a man dies and leaves no son, give his inheritance 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, give it to his brothers. 9 If he has no daughter, give his inheritance to his brothers.
10 If he has no brothers, give it 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, give it to the nearest relative so that the inheritance stays in the family. This is the standard procedure for the People of Israel, as commanded by God through Moses." Joshua 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 God said to Moses, "Climb up into the Abarim Mountains and look over at the land that I am giving to the People of Israel. 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 When you've had a good look you'll be joined to your ancestors in the grave - yes, you also along with Aaron your brother. 13 After you have seen it, you too will be gathered to your people, as your brother Aaron was,
14 This goes back to the day when the congregation quarreled in the Wilderness of Zin and you didn't honor me in holy reverence before them in the matter of the waters, the Waters of Meribah (Quarreling) at Kadesh in the Wilderness 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 responded to God: 15 Moses said to the LORD,
16 "Let God, the God of the spirits of everyone living, set a man over this community 16 "May the LORD, the God of the spirits of all mankind, appoint a man over this community
17 to lead them, to show the way ahead and bring them back home so God's community will 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 God said to Moses, "Take Joshua the son of Nun - the Spirit is in him! - and place 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 Stand him before Eleazar the priest in front of the entire congregation and commission him with everyone watching. 19 Have him stand before Eleazar the priest and the entire assembly and commission him in their presence.
20 Pass your magisterial authority over to him so that the whole congregation of the People of Israel will listen obediently to him. 20 Give him some of your authority so the whole Israelite community will obey him.
21 He is to consult with Eleazar the priest who, using the oracle-Urim, will prayerfully advise him in the presence of God. He will command the People of Israel, the entire community, in all their comings and goings." 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 followed God's orders. He took Joshua and stood him before Eleazar the priest in front of 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, following the procedures God had given Moses. 23 Then he laid his hands on him and commissioned him, as the LORD instructed through Moses.