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Numbers 36

The inconvenience of the inheritance of daughters,

Numbers 36:1 And ye chefe fathers of the kynred of the childre of Gilead ye sonne of Machir (which was the sonne of Manasse of the kynred of the children of Ioseph) came forth, and spake before Moses, and before the captaynes amonge the chefe fathers of the children of Israel, Numbers 36:2 and saide: Syr, the LORDE hath commaunded, that ye shulde geue the londe by lott vnto the childre of Israel to inheret. And thou my lorde hast commaunded thorow the LORDE, that the enheritaunce of or brother Zelaphead shulde be geue vnto his doughters. Numbers 36:3 Now yf eny men out of the trybes of Israel take them to wyues, then shal oure fathers enheritaunce be lesse: and as moch as they haue, shal come to ye enheritaunce of the trybe that they come vnto. Thus shal the lott of oure inheritaunce be mynished. Numbers 36:4 So whan the yeare of Iubilye commeth vnto the childre of Israel, then shal their enheritaunce come to ye enheritaunce of the trybe, where they are. Thus shal oure fathers enheritaunce be mynished, as moch as they haue.

is remedied by marrying in their own tribes,

Numbers 36:5 Moses charged the childre of Israel (acordinge to the commaundement of the LORDE) and sayde: The trybe of the children of Ioseph hath sayde righte. Numbers 36:6 This is it that ye LORDE commaundeth the doughters of Zelaphead, and sayeth: Let them mary as they like best, onely that they mary in ye kynred of the trybe of their father,

lest the inheritance should be removed from the tribe.

Numbers 36:7 that the enheritaunce of the children of Israel fall not fro one trybe to another. For euery one amonge the children of Israel shall cleue to the enheritaunce of the trybe of his father: Numbers 36:8 & euery doughter that possesseth eny enheritaunce amonge the trybes of the children of Israel, shal be maryed vnto one of the kynred of the trybe of hir father: yt euery one amonge the children of Israel maye enioye his fathers enheritaunce, Numbers 36:9 and that the enheritaunce fall not from one trybe to another: but that euery one maye cleue to his awne enheritaunce amonge the trybes of the children of Israel.

The daughters of Zelophehad marry their father's brothers' sons.

Numbers 36:10 As the LORDE comaunded Moses, eue so dyd ye doughters of ye Zelaphead, Numbers 36:11 Mahela, Thirza, Hagla, Milca & Noa & were maried vnto their fathers brothers sonnes, Numbers 36:12 of ye kynred of the children of Manasse the sonne of Ioseph. So their enheritauce remayned in the trybe of the kynred of their father. Numbers 36:13 These are the commaundemetes & lawes, which ye LORDE commaunded by Moses vnto the childre of Israel, in the felde of the Moabites by Iordane ouer agaynst Iericho.

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