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Numbers 36

The inconvenience of the inheritance of daughters,

Numbers 36:1 And the auncient fathers of the children of Gilead the sonne of Machir the sonne of Manasse of the kynred of the chyldren of Ioseph, came forth & spake before Moses and the prynces, and auncyent fathers of the chyldren of Israel, Numbers 36:2 and sayde: The Lorde commaunded my Lord, to geue the lande to enheret by lotte to the chyldren of Israel. And my Lorde commaunded in gods behalfe, to geue the enheritaunce of Zelaphead oure brother vnto hys daughters. Numbers 36:3 Whom yf any of the sonnes of the other trybes of Israel take to wyues, then shall theyr enheritaunce be taken from the enheritaunce of oure fathers, and shall be put vnto the enheritaunce of the trybe which they are receaued into: and shalbe taken from the lotte of oure enheritaunce. Numbers 36:4 And when the yere of iubelye of the chyldren of Israel commeth then shall theyr enheritaunce be put vnto the enheritaunce of the trybe wherin to they are receaued: and so shall theyr enheritaunce be taken awaye from the enheritaunce of the trybe of oure fathers.

is remedied by marrying in their own tribes,

Numbers 36:5 And Moses commaunded the children of Israel accordynge to the worde of the Lorde sayinge: the chyldren of the trybe of Ioseph haue sayd well. Numbers 36:6 This therfore doeth the Lorde commaunde the daughters of Zelaphead sayinge let them be wyues to whom they them selfe thynck best, onely to the kynred and trybe of theyr father shall they marye,

lest the inheritance should be removed from the tribe.

Numbers 36:7 so shal not the enheritaunce of the chyldren of Israel remoue from trybe to trybe, whan the chyldren of Israel abyde euery man in the enheritaunce of the trybe of his fathers. Numbers 36:8 And euery daughter that possesseth any enheritaunce in any trybe of the children of Israel, shalbe wyfe vnto one which is of the kynred of the trybe of her father, that the chyldren of Israel maye enioye euery man the enheritaunce of hys father: Numbers 36:9 Neyther ought the enheritaunce to go from one trybe to another: but euery one of the trybes of the chyldren of Israel, must abyde in hys awne enheritaunce.

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

Numbers 36:10 And as the Lorde commaunded Moses euen so dyd the daughters of Zelaphead. Numbers 36:11 And Mahela, Thirza, Hagla, Milcha and Noa were maryed vnto theyr fathers brothers sonnes, Numbers 36:12 which were of the kynred of the chyldren of Manasses the sonne of Ioseph: and so theyr enheritaunce remayned in the trybe of the kynred of theyr father. Numbers 36:13 These are the commaundementes & lawes which the Lorde commaunded by the hande of Moses, vnto the chyldren of Israel in the feldes of Moab by Iordane ouer agaynst Iericho.

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