The daughters of Zelophehad sue for an inheritance.
Numbers 27:1 And þe daughters of Zelaphead the sonne of Heber the sonne of Gilead the sonne of Machir the sonne of Manasse, of the kinred of Manasse the sonne of Ioseph (whose names were Mahela, Noha, Hagla, Melcha and Thirza) Numbers 27:2 came, and stode before Moses and Eleazar the prest, and before the lordes, and all the multitude by the dore of the tabernacle of witnes, saying: Numbers 27:3 oure father dyed in the wyldernes: and was not in the companye of them that gathered them selues together against the Lorde in the congregacyon of Corah. But dyed in hys awne synne, and hadd no sonnes. Numbers 27:4 Wherfore then is the name of our fathers taken awaye from amonge his kinred, because he hath no sonne? Geue vnto vs therfore a possession among the brethren of oure father. Numbers 27:5 And Moses brought theyr cause before the Lorde.
The law of inheritances.
Numbers 27:6 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, sayinge: Numbers 27:7 The daughters of Zelaphead speake ryght: thou shalt geue them a possessyon to enheret amonge theyr fathers brethren, & shalt turne the enheritaunce of their father vnto them. Numbers 27:8 And thou shalt speake vnto the chyldren of Israel, sayinge: If a man dye and haue no sonne, ye shall turne his enheritaunce vnto hys daughter. Numbers 27:9 If he haue no daughter, ye shall geue his enheritaunce vnto hys brethren. Numbers 27:10 If he haue also no brethren, ye shall geue his enheritaunce vnto his fathers brethren. Numbers 27:11 And yf his father haue no brethren, ye shall geue his enheritaunce vnto him that is next to him of his kinred, and he shall possesse it. And thys shalbe vnto the children of Israel a lawe of iudgement, as the Lorde hath commaunded Moses.
Moses, being told of his death, sueth for a successor.
Numbers 27:12 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses: get the vp into this mount Abarim, and behold the lande which I haue geuen vnto the children of Israel. Numbers 27:13 And when thou hast sene it, thou shalt be gathered vnto thy people also, as Aaron thy brother was gathered. Numbers 27:14 For ye were disobedyent vnto my mouthe in the deserte of Sin, in the stryfe of the congregacyon. Neyther dyd ye sanctifye me in the waters before their eyes. That is the water of stryfe in Cades in the wildernesse of Sin.
Numbers 27:15 And Moses spake vnto the Lorde sayinge: Numbers 27:16 let the Lorde God of the spretes of all fleshe sett a man ouer the congregacyon, Numbers 27:17 which maye go out and in before them, and leade them out and in: that the congregacyon of the Lorde be not as shepe which haue not a shepherde.
Joshua is appointed to succeed him.
Numbers 27:18 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses: take Iosua the sonne of Nun, in whom is the sprete, and putt thyne handes vpon hym, Numbers 27:19 & set hym before Eleazar the preast, and before all the congregacyon: and geue hym a charge in theyr syght. Numbers 27:20 And put of thy prayse vpon him, that all the companye of the children of Israel maye be obedient. Numbers 27:21 And he shall stande before Eleazar the preaste, which shall aske councell for hym after the iudgement of Urim before the Lorde. And according vnto his worde shall they go out and in, both he and all the chyldren of Israel wyth hym, and all the congregacyon. Numbers 27:22 And Moses dyd as the Lorde commaunded him: and he toke Iosua, and set hym before Eleazar the preaste, and before all the congregacyon: Numbers 27:23 and put hys handes vpon him, & gaue him a charge, as the Lord commaunded thorowe the hande of Moses.