Numbers 27 ©

1 The daughters of Zelophehad entreat for an inheritance. 6 The law of inheritances. 12 Moses is told of his death. 15 He pleadeth for a successor. 18 Joshua is appointed to succeed him.


THEN came the daughters of aZelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph: and these are the names of his daughters; Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah.


And bthey stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,


Our cfather died in the wilderness, and he was not in the company of them that gathered themselves together against the LORD in the company of Korah; but died in his own sin, and had no sons.


Why should the name of our father dbe 1done away from among his family, because he hath no son? eGive unto us therefore a possession among the brethren of our father.


And Moses fbrought their cause before the LORD.


¶And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,


The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: thou gshalt surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father's brethren; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them.


And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter.


And if he have no daughter, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his brethren.


And if he have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his father's brethren.


And if his father have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his hkinsman that is next to him of his family, and he shall possess it: and it shall be unto the children of Israel ia statute of judgment, as the LORD commanded Moses.


¶And the LORD said unto Moses, jGet thee up into this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given unto the children of Israel.


And when thou hast seen it, thou also shalt be gathered unto thy people, as kAaron thy brother was gathered.


For ye lrebelled against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes: that is the mwater of Meribah in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.


¶And Moses spake unto the LORD, saying,


Let nthe LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,


Which omay go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of the LORD be not pas sheep which have no shepherd.


¶And the LORD said unto Moses, qTake thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man rin whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand upon him;


And set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and sgive him a charge in their sight.


And tthou shalt put some of thine honour upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient.


And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall uask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation.


And Moses did as the LORD commanded him: and he took Joshua, and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation:


And he laid his hands upon him, and vgave him a charge, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.