33 Now Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, only daughters; and (A)the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.

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A Law of Inheritance

27 Then (A)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, came forward; and these are (B)the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. They stood before Moses, before Eleazar the priest, before the leaders, and all the congregation at the entrance of the tent of meeting, saying, “Our father (C)died in the wilderness, yet he was not among the group of those who gathered together against the Lord, in the group of Korah; but he died in his own sin, and (D)he had no sons. Why should the name of our father be withdrawn from among his family simply because he had no son? Give us property among our father’s brothers.” (E)So Moses brought their case before the Lord.

Then the Lord said to [a]Moses, (F)The daughters of Zelophehad are right about their statements. You shall certainly give them hereditary property among their father’s brothers, and you shall transfer the inheritance of their father to them.

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 27:6 Lit Moses, saying