The New King James Version

Numbers 27:1–11

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Inheritance Laws

27 Then came the daughters of aZelophehad the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, from the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph; and these were the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. And they stood before Moses, before Eleazar the priest, and before the leaders and all the congregation, by the doorway of the tabernacle of meeting, saying: “Our father bdied in the wilderness; but he was not in the company of those who gathered together against the Lord, cin company with Korah, but he died in his own sin; and he had no sons. Why should the name of our father be dremoved 1from among his family because he had no son? eGive us a 2possession among our father’s brothers.”

So Moses fbrought their case before the Lord.

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “The daughters of Zelophehad speak what is right; gyou shall surely give them a possession of inheritance among their father’s brothers, and cause the inheritance of their father to pass to them. And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘If a man dies and has no son, then you shall cause his inheritance to pass to his daughter. If he has no daughter, then you shall give his inheritance to his brothers. 10 If he has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his father’s brothers. 11 And if his father has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to the relative closest to him in his family, and he shall possess it.’ ” And it shall be to the children of Israel ha statute of judgment, just as the Lord commanded Moses.

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