i² s 1. Applicants. t 2-4. Plea. s 5. Applicants. t 6-12. Response.
2: And they said, “The Lord commanded my lord (Moses, to whom the commandment was given, 26:52,53, &c; 27:6,7) to give the land for an inheritance by lot to the sons of Israel: and my lord was commanded by the Lord to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother to his daughters.
3: And if they be married to any of the sons of the other tribes of the sons of Israel, then shall their inheritance be taken from the inheritance of our fathers, and shall be put to the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they are received: so shall it be taken from the lot of our inheritance.
4: And when the jubilee of the sons of Israel shall be (cp. Lev.25), then shall their inheritance be put unto the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they are received: so shall their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers.”
5: And Moses commanded the sons of Israel according to the word of the Lord, saying, “The tribe of the sons of Joseph have said well.”
6: This is the thing which the Lord does command concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, ‘Let them marry to whom they think best; only to the family of the tribe of their father shall they marry.
7: So shall not the inheritance of the sons of Israel remove from tribe to tribe: for every one of the sons of Israel shall keep himself to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers.
8: And every daughter, that possesses an inheritance in any tribe of the sons of Israel, shall be wife to one of the family of the tribe of her father, that the sons of Israel may enjoy every man the inheritance of his fathers.
9: Neither shall the inheritance remove from one tribe to another tribe; but every one of the tribes of the sons of Israel shall keep himself to his own inheritance.’ ”
10: Even as the Lord commanded Moses, so did the daughters of Zelophehad:
11: For Mahlal, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, were married to their father's brothers' sons:
12: And they were married into the families of the sons of Manasseh the son of Joseph, and their inheritance remained in the tribe of the family of their father.
13: These are the commandments and the judgments, which the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses to the sons of Israel in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho (this verse forms the closing Epilogue to the whole Book of Numbers).