Law of female inheritance
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 to 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 inheritance.
36:4 And when the jubile of the children of Israel shall be, then
shall their inheritance be put to 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.
Marriage within the tribe
36:5 And Moses commanded the children of Israel according to the
word of the LORD, saying, The tribe of the sons of Joseph has said well.
36:6 This [is] the thing which the LORD does command concerning
the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, Let them be wives 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 his
36:8 And every daughter, that possesses an inheritance in any
tribe of the children of Israel, shall be wife to one of the
family of the tribe of her father, that the children of Israel
may enjoy every man the inheritance of his fathers.
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
36:11 For Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah, the
daughters of Zelophehad, were married to their father's
36:12 [And] they were married to some that were of 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 to the children of Israel
in the plains of Moab by Jordan [near] Jericho.
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