The daughters of Zelophehad sue for an inheritance.
Numbers 27:1 Then came near the daughters of Zelophehad, son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh, pertaining to the families of Manasseh, son of Joseph,these, being the names of his daughters, Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah and Milcah, and Tirzah. Numbers 27:2 So they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes, and all the assembly,at the entrance of the tent of meeting, saying: Numbers 27:3 Our father, died in the desert, although, he, was not among the assembly that conspired against Yahweh, in the assembly of Korah,but, in his own sin, died he; and, sons, had he none. Numbers 27:4 Wherefore should the name of our father be withdrawn, out of the midst of his family, because he had no son? Give ye unto us a possession, in the midst of the brethren of our father. Numbers 27:5 And Moses brought near their cause, before Yahweh.
The law of inheritances.
Numbers 27:6 Then spake Yahweh unto Moses, saying: Numbers 27:7 A right thing, are the daughters of Zelophehad speaking: Thou shalt, surely give, them a possession for an inheritance, in the midst of the brethren of their father,and shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass over unto them. Numbers 27:8 And, unto the sons of Israel, shalt thou speak, saying,When, any man, shall die, having no, son, then shall ye cause his inheritance to pass over to his daughter. Numbers 27:9 And, if he hath no daughter, then shall ye give his inheritance unto his brethren. Numbers 27:10 And, if he hath no brethren, then shall ye give his inheritance unto the brethren of his father. Numbers 27:11 And, if his father hath no brethren, then shall ye give his inheritance unto his blood-relation that is near unto him, of his family, and he shall possess it,So shall it serve the sons of Israel as a regulative statute, As Yahweh commanded Moses.
Moses, being told of his death, sueth for a successor.
Numbers 27:12 And Yahweh said unto Moses, Go up into this mount of Abarim,and see the land which I have given unto the sons of Israel; Numbers 27:13 And, when thou hast seen it, then shalt, thou also, be withdrawn unto thy kinsfolk,as, Aaron thy brother, was withdrawn; Numbers 27:14 because ye resisted my biddingin the desert of Zin, when the assembly contended,that ye should hallow me regarding the waters, before their eyes,the same, were the waters of Meribah, of Kadesh, in the desert of Zin.
Numbers 27:15 Then spake Moses unto Yahweh, saying: Numbers 27:16 Let Yahweh, God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the assembly; Numbers 27:17 who may go out before them, and who may come in before them, and who may take them out, and who may bring them in,that the assembly of Yahweh become not as sheep that have no shepherd.
Joshua is appointed to succeed him.
Numbers 27:18 And Yahweh said unto Moses: Take thee Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is spirit,then shalt thou lean thy hand upon him; Numbers 27:19 and shalt cause him to stand, before Eleazar the priest, and before all the assembly,and shalt charge him, before their eyes; Numbers 27:20 and shalt put some of thine honour upon him,that all the assembly of the sons of Israel, may hearken. Numbers 27:21 And, before Eleazar the priest, shall he stand, and shall ask by him for the decision of the Lights, before Yahweh,at the bidding thereof, shall they go out, and, at the bidding thereof, shall they come inhe, and all the sons of Israel with him, even all the assembly. Numbers 27:22 And Moses did as Yahweh commanded him,and took Joshua, and caused him to stand before Eleazar the priest, and before all the assembly; Numbers 27:23 and leaned his hands upon him, and charged him,As Yahweh spake by the hand of Moses.