The daughters of Zelophehad sue for an inheritance.
Numbers 27:1 And the doughters of Zelaphead the sonne of Heber the sonne of Gilead the sonne of Machir the sonne of Manasse of the kinredes of Manasse the sonne of Ioseph (whose names were Mahela Noa Hagla Melcha and Thirza) Numbers 27:2 came and stode before Moses and Eleazer the preast ad before the lordes and all the multitude in the dore of the tabernacle of witnesse sayenge: Numbers 27:3 oure father dyed in the wildernesse and was not amonge the companye of them that gathered them selues together agenst the Lorde in the congregacion of Corah: But dyed in his awne synne and had no sonnes. Numbers 27:4 Wherfore shulde the name of oure fathers be taken awaye from amonge hys kynred because he had no sonne? Geue vnto vs a possessyon amonge the brethern of oure father. Numbers 27:5 And Moses broughte their cause before the Lorde.
The law of inheritances.
Numbers 27:6 And ye Lorde spake vnto Moses sayenge: Numbers 27:7 The doughters of Zelaphead speke righte: thou shalt geue them a possession to enherett amonge their fathers brethern and shall turne the enheritaunce of their father vnto them. Numbers 27:8 And speake vnto the childern of Israel sayenge: Yf a man dye and haue no sonne ye shall turne his enheritaunce vnto his doughter. Numbers 27:9 Yf he haue no doughter ye shall geue his enheritaunce vnto his brethern. Numbers 27:10 Yf he haue no brethern ye shall geue his enheritaunce vnto his fathers brethern. Numbers 27:11 Yf he haue no fathers brethern ye shall geue his enheritaunce vnto him that is nexte to him of his kinred and let him possesse it. And this shalbe vnto the childern of Israel an ordynaunce and a lawe as the Lorde hath commauded Moses.
Moses, being told of his death, sueth for a successor.
Numbers 27:12 And the Lorde sayed vnto Moses: get ye vpp in to this mount Aabrim and beholde the londe which I haue geuen vnto the children of Israel. Numbers 27:13 And whe thou hast sene it thou shalt be gathered vnto thy people also as Aaron thy brother was gathered vnto his people. Numbers 27:14 For ye were disobedient vnto my mouthe in the deserte of Zin in ye stryfe of the congregacion that ye sanctified me not in the water before their eyes. That is the water of stryfe in cades in the wildernesse of Zin.
Numbers 27:15 And Moses spake vnto the Lorde sayenge: Numbers 27:16 let the Lorde God of the spirites of all flesh sett a man ouer the congregacion Numbers 27:17 which maye goo in and out before them and to lede them in and oute that the congregacion of the Lorde be not as a flocke of shepe without a sheparde.
Joshua is appointed to succeed him.
Numbers 27:18 And ye Lorde sayed vnto Moses: take Iosua the sonne of Nun in whom there is spirite and put thyne handes apon him Numbers 27:19 and set him before Eleazer the preast and before all the congregacion and geue him a charge in their syghte. Numbers 27:20 And put of thi prayse apon him that all the companye of ye childern of Israel maye heare. Numbers 27:21 And he shall stonde before Eleazer ye preast which shall are councell for him after ye maner of the lighte before ye Lorde: And at the mouth of Eleazer shall both he and all the childern of Israel with him and all the congregacion goo in and out. Numbers 27:22 And Moses dyd as the Lorde commauded him and he toke Iosua and sett him before Eleazer the preast and before all the congregacion Numbers 27:23 and put his handes apon him and gaue him a charge as the Lorde commaunded thorow the hande of Moses.