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Numbers 36 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Women Who Inherit Property

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:1 - Then the heads of the clans of Gilead—descendants of Makir, son of Manasseh, son of Joseph—came to Moses and the family leaders of Israel with a petition.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:2 - They said, “Sir, the LORD instructed you to divide the land by sacred lot among the people of Israel. You were told by the LORD to give the grant of land owned by our brother Zelophehad to his daughters.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:3 - But if they marry men from another tribe, their grants of land will go with them to the tribe into which they marry. In this way, the total area of our tribal land will be reduced.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:4 - Then when the Year of Jubilee comes, their portion of land will be added to that of the new tribe, causing it to be lost forever to our ancestral tribe.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:5 - So Moses gave the Israelites this command from the LORD: “The claim of the men of the tribe of Joseph is legitimate.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:6 - This is what the LORD commands concerning the daughters of Zelophehad: Let them marry anyone they like, as long as it is within their own ancestral tribe.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:7 - None of the territorial land may pass from tribe to tribe, for all the land given to each tribe must remain within the tribe to which it was first allotted.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:8 - The daughters throughout the tribes of Israel who are in line to inherit property must marry within their tribe, so that all the Israelites will keep their ancestral property.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:9 - No grant of land may pass from one tribe to another; each tribe of Israel must keep its allotted portion of land.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:10 - The daughters of Zelophehad did as the LORD commanded Moses.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:11 - Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Noah all married cousins on their father’s side.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:12 - They married into the clans of Manasseh son of Joseph. Thus, their inheritance of land remained within their ancestral tribe.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:13 - These are the commands and regulations that the LORD gave to the people of Israel through Moses while they were camped on the plains of Moab beside the Jordan River across from Jericho.
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