The Daughters of Zelophehad
Then drew near the daughters of x Zelophehad the son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh, from the clans of Manasseh the son of Joseph. The names of his daughters were: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
And they stood before Moses and before Eleazar the priest and before the chiefs and all the congregation, at the entrance of the tent of meeting, saying,
"Our father y died in the wilderness. He was not among the company of those who gathered themselves together against the Lord z in the company of Korah, but a died for his own sin. And he had no sons.
Why should the name of our father be taken away from his clan because he had no son? b Give to us a possession among our father's brothers."
Moses c brought their case before the Lord.
And the Lord said to Moses,
"The daughters of Zelophehad d are right. e You shall give them possession of an inheritance among their father's brothers and transfer the inheritance of their father to them.
And you shall speak to the people of Israel, saying, 'If a man dies and has no son, then you shall transfer his inheritance to his daughter.
And if he has no daughter, then you shall give his inheritance to his brothers.
And if he has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his father's brothers.
And if his father has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to the nearest f kinsman of his clan, and he shall possess it. And it shall be for the people of Israel g a statute and rule, as the Lord commanded Moses.'"
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Now Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters. And the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
For Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, were married to sons of their father's brothers.
Now Zelophehad the son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh, had no sons, but only daughters, and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
I, the Lord, have spoken. Surely this will I do to all this wicked congregation who are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall come to a full end, and there they shall die.
Numbers 26:64 - 65
But among these there was not one of those listed by Moses and Aaron the priest, who had listed the people of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai.
Numbers 16:1 - 2
Now Korah the son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, and On the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men.
Behold, all souls are mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins shall die.
They approached Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun and the leaders and said, "The Lord commanded Moses to give us an inheritance along with our brothers." So according to the mouth of the Lord he gave them an inheritance among the brothers of their father.
Now obey my voice; I will give you advice, and God be with you! You shall represent the people before God and bring their cases to God.
And Moses commanded the people of Israel according to the word of the Lord, saying, "The tribe of the people of Joseph is right.
They said, "The Lord commanded my lord to give the land for inheritance by lot to the people of Israel, and my lord was commanded by the Lord to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother to his daughters.
Ruth 4:3 - 6
Then he said to the redeemer, "Naomi, who has come back from the country of Moab, is selling the parcel of land that belonged to our relative Elimelech.
Jeremiah 32:6 - 9
Jeremiah said, "The word of the Lord came to me:
And these things shall be for a statute and rule for you throughout your generations in all your dwelling places.