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Numbers 36:1-13

36  And the heads of the families of the clan of the sons of Gilead the son of Makir the son of Manasseh, out of the clans of the sons of Joseph, drew near and spoke before Moses and before the princes, the heads of families of the sons of Israel, 2*  and said “Jehovah commanded you, sir, to give the country as estate by lot to the sons of Israel; and you, sir, have been commanded to give our brother Silpahad’s estate to his daughters. 3  And they will marry into one of the tribes of the sons of Israel, and their estate will be subtracted from the estate of our fathers and added to the estate of the tribe they marry into. And it will be subtracted from the lot of our estate, 4  and if the sons of Israel have ram-horn time their estate will be added to the estate of the tribe they have married into, and their estate will be subtracted from the estate of our fathers’ tribe.” 5  And Moses gave the sons of Israel the commandment, by Jehovah’s direction, “The tribe of the sons of Joseph are right in what they say. 6  This is the commandment Jehovah gives for Silpahad’s daughters: They shall marry whom they like, only they shall marry into their father’s tribal clan. 7  And an estate of the sons of Israel shall not go round from tribe to tribe, but the sons of Israel shall stick each to the estate of his father’s tribe. 8  And every heiress out of the tribes of the sons of Israel shall marry one of the clan of her father’s tribe, in order that the sons of Israel may each possess his fathers’ estate 9*  and an estate may not go round from one tribe to another tribe, because the tribes of the sons of Israel are to stick each to its own estate.” 10  As Jehovah commanded Moses, so Silpahad’s daughters did, 11  and Silpahad’s daughters Mahlah, Tirsah, and Hoglah and Milcah and Noʽah married their first cousins; 12  they married into the clans of the sons of Manasseh the son of Joseph, and their estate went to the tribe of their father’s clan. 13  These are the commandments and laws that Jehovah enjoined on the sons of Israel by Moses on the Moab flats by the Jordan at Jericho.

Footnotes

36:2 Codd. have been commanded by Jehovah to
36:9 Or each man to his own estate.