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Numbers 27:1-11 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.' "