27:1 Then came the daughters of Zelophehad, the son
of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of
Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph: and
these are the names of his daughters; Mahlah, Noah, and
Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah.
27:2 And they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the
priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, by
the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,
27:3 Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in
the company of them that gathered themselves together
against the LORD in the company of Korah; but died in his
own sin, and had no sons.
27:4 Why should the name of our father be done away from
among his family, because he hath no son? Give unto us
therefore a possession among the brethren of our father.
27:5 And Moses brought their cause before the LORD.
27:6 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
27:7 The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: thou shalt
surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their
father's brethren; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of
their father to pass unto them.
27:8 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel,
saying, If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause
his inheritance to pass unto his daughter.
27:9 And if he have no daughter, then ye shall give his
inheritance unto his brethren.
27:10 And if he have no brethren, then ye shall give his
inheritance unto his father's brethren.
27:11 And if his father have no brethren, then ye shall
give his inheritance unto his kinsman that is next to him of
his family, and he shall possess it: and it shall be unto
the children of Israel a statute of judgment, as the LORD
Joshua to Succeed Moses
27:12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Get thee up into
this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given unto
the children of Israel.
27:13 And when thou hast seen it, thou also shalt be
gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother was gathered.
27:14 For ye rebelled against my commandment in the desert
of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at
the water before their eyes: that is the water of Meribah in
Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.
27:15 And Moses spake unto the LORD, saying,
27:16 Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh,
set a man over the congregation,
27:17 Which may go out before them, and which may go in
before them, and which may lead them out, and which may
bring them in; that the congregation of the LORD be not as
sheep which have no shepherd.
27:18 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the
son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand
27:19 And set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all
the congregation; and give him a charge in their sight.
27:20 And thou shalt put some of thine honor upon him, that
all the congregation of the children of Israel may be
27:21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who
shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before
the LORD: at his word shall they go out, and at his word
they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel
with him, even all the congregation.
27:22 And Moses did as the LORD commanded him: and he took
Joshua, and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before
all the congregation:
27:23 And he laid his hands upon him, and gave him a
charge, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.