Matthew Bible

Numbers 36

The inconvenience of the inheritance of daughters,

Numbers 36:1 And the auncyent heades of þe children of Galaad the sonne of Machir the sonne of Manasse of the kynred of the children of Ioseph, came forth and spake before Moses and the prynces which were auncient heades amonge the chyldren of Israel Numbers 36:2 and sayd. The Lord commaunded my Lorde to geue the land to enheret by lotte to the chyldren of Israell. And then my Lorde commaunded in the name of the Lorde to geue the enheritaunce of Zelaphead oure brother vnto hys daughters. Numbers 36:3 Nowe when any of the sonnes of the trybes of Israell take them to wyues, then shall their enheritaunce be taken from the enheritaunce of our fathers, and shal be put vnto the enherytaunce of the trybe in whych they are and shalbe taken from the lot of oure enheritaunce. Numbers 36:4 And when the yere of iubelye cometh vnto the chyldren of Israell, then shal their enheritaunce be put vnto the enheritaunce of the trybe wherin they are, and so shall their 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 chyldren of Israell at the mouth of the Lord sayinge: the trybe of the chyldren of Ioseph haue sayde well. Numbers 36:6 Thys therfore doeth the Lorde commaunde the daughters of Zelaphead sayinge: let them be wyues to whom they them selfe thyncke best, but in the kynred of the trybe of theyr father shall they marye,

lest the inheritance should be removed from the tribe.

Numbers 36:7 that the enheritaunce of the chyldren of Israel roule not from trybe to trybe. But that the chyldren of Israell maye abyde, euery man in the enheritaunce of the trybe of hys fathers. Numbers 36:8 And euery daughter that possesseth any enheritaunce amonge the trybes of the children of Israell, shalbe wyfe vnto one of the kynred of the trybe of her father, that the children of Israel may enioye euery man the enheritaunce of his father, Numbers 36:9 and that the enheritaunce go not from one trybe to another: but that the trybes of the chyldren of Israel, maye abyde euery man in his owne enherytaunce.

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 Mahela, Thirza, Hagla, Milcha and Noa, and were maryed vnto their fathers brothers sonnes, Numbers 36:12 of the kynred of the chyldren of Manasses the sonne of Ioseph: and so they had their enheritaunce in the trybe of the kynred of their father. Numbers 36:13 These are the commaundementes and lawes whyche the Lorde commaunded thorow Moses, vnto the chyldren of Israell in the feldes of Moab vpon Iordan nye vnto Ierycho.

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