Inheritance of Zelophehad’s Daughters
36:1 And the chief fathers of the families of the
children of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh,
of the families of the sons of Joseph, came near, and spake
before Moses, and before the princes, the chief fathers of
the children of Israel:
36:2 And they said, The LORD commanded my lord to give the
land for an inheritance by lot to the children of Israel:
and my lord was commanded by the LORD to give the
inheritance of Zelophehad our brother unto his daughters.
36:3 And if they be married to any of the sons of the other
tribes of the children 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
36:4 And when the jubilee of the children of Israel shall
be, 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.
36:5 And Moses commanded the children of Israel according
to the word of the LORD, saying, The tribe of the sons of
Joseph hath said well.
36:6 This is the thing which the LORD doth 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.
36:7 So shall not the inheritance of the children of Israel
remove from tribe to tribe: for every one of the children of
Israel shall keep himself to the inheritance of the tribe of
36:8 And every daughter, that possesseth an inheritance in
any tribe of the children of Israel, shall be wife unto one
of the family of the tribe of her father, that the children
of Israel may enjoy every man the inheritance of his
36:9 Neither shall the inheritance remove from one tribe to
another tribe; but every one of the tribes of the children
of Israel shall keep himself to his own inheritance.
36:10 Even as the LORD commanded Moses, so did the
daughters of Zelophehad:
36:11 For Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah,
the daughters of Zelophehad, were married unto their
father's brothers' sons:
36:12 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.
36:13 These are the commandments and the judgments, which
the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses unto the children of
Israel in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho.