Coverdale Bible

Numbers 27

The daughters of Zelophehad sue for an inheritance.

Numbers 27:1 And the doughters of Zelaphead ye sonne of Hepher ye sonne of Gilead, the sonne of Machir, the sonne of Manasse, amonge the kynreds of Manasse the sonne Ioseph (whose names were, Mahela, Noa, Hagla, Milca, & Thirza) Numbers 27:2 came & stode before Moses & Eleasar the prest, & before the rulers & the whole congregacion, euen before the dore of ye Tabernacle of witnesse, & sayde: Numbers 27:3 Oure father is deed in the wildernesse, & was not in the company of them yt rose vp agaynst ye LORDE in the cogregacion of Corah: but dyed in his awne synne, and had no sonnes. Numbers 27:4 Wherfore shulde or fathers name perishe then amonge his kynred, though he haue no sonne? Geue vs a possession also amonge oure fathers brethren. Numbers 27:5 Moses broughte their cause before ye LORDE.

The law of inheritances.

Numbers 27:6 And the LORDE sayde vnto him: Numbers 27:7 The doughters of Zelaphead haue spoke righte. Thou shalt geue the a possession to inheret amonge their fathers brethren, & shalt turne their fathers enheritaunce vnto them. Numbers 27:8 And saye vnto the childre of Israel: Whan a ma dyeth & hath no sonne, ye shall turne his enheritaunce vnto his doughter. Numbers 27:9 Yf he haue no doughter, ye shal geue it vnto his brethre. Numbers 27:10 Yf he haue no brethren, ye shal geue it vnto his fathers brethren. Numbers 27:11 Yf he haue no fathers brethre, ye shal geue it vnto his nexte kynsfolke which beloge vnto him in his kynred, yt they maye possesse it. This shalbe an ordynaunce and a perpetuall lawe vnto the children of Israel, as the LORDE comaunded Moses.

Moses, being told of his death, sueth for a successor.

Numbers 27:12 And the LORDE sayde vnto Moses: Get the vp in to this mount Abarim, & beholde the lode, which I shal geue vnto the childre of Israel. Numbers 27:13 And whan thou hast sene it, thou shalt be gathered vnto yi people as Aaron yi brother was gathered: Numbers 27:14 for ye were dishobedient vnto my worde in the wyldernesse of Zin, in ye strife of the cogregacion, whan ye shulde haue sanctified me, thorow the water before them. This is the water of stryfe at Cades in the wyldernesse of Zin.

Numbers 27:15 And Moses spake vnto the LORDE & sayde: Numbers 27:16 O let the LORDE God of the spretes of all flesh set a ma ouer the congregacion, Numbers 27:17 which maye go in & out before them, & to leade the out & in, yt the congregacion of the LORDE be not as the shepe without a shepherde.

Joshua is appointed to succeed him.

Numbers 27:18 And the LORDE sayde vnto Moses: Take vnto the Iosua the sonne of Nun, which is a man in whom is the sprete, and put thine handes vpon him, Numbers 27:19 & set him before Eleasar the prest, and before the whole congregacion, and geue him a charge in their sighte, Numbers 27:20 & beutyfye him with thy bewty, that the whole congregacion of the children of Israel maye be obediet vnto him. Numbers 27:21 And he shal stonde before Eleasar the prest, which shall axe councell for him after the maner of the lighte, before the LORDE. At the mouth of him shall both he and all the children of Israel with him, and the whole congregacion go in and out. Numbers 27:22 Moses dyd as the LORDE comaunded him, & toke Iosua, and set him before Eleasar the prest, and before all the congregacion, Numbers 27:23 and layed his handes vpon him, and gaue him a charge, as the LORDE sayde vnto Moses.

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