Douay-Rheims Bible

Numbers 36

The inconvenience of the inheritance of daughters,

Numbers 36:1 And the princes of the families of Galaad, the son of Machir, the son of Manasses, of the stock of the children of Joseph, came and spoke to Moses before the princes of Israel, and said: Numbers 36:2 The Lord hath commanded thee, my lord, that thou shouldst divide the land by lot to the children of Israel, and that thou shouldst give to the daughters of Salphaad our brother the possession due to their father: Numbers 36:3 Now if men of another tribe take them to wives, their possession will follow them, and being transferred to another tribe, will be a diminishing of our inheritance. Numbers 36:4 And so it shall come to pass, that when the jubilee, the is, the fiftieth year of remission, is come, the distribution made by the lots shall be confounded, and the possession of the one shall pass to the others.

is remedied by marrying in their own tribes,

Numbers 36:5 Moses answered the children of Israel, and said by the command of the Lord: The tribe of the children of Joseph hath spoken rightly. Numbers 36:6 And this is the law promulgated by the Lord touching the daughters of Salphaad: Let them marry to whom they will, only so that it be to men of their own tribe.

lest the inheritance should be removed from the tribe.

Numbers 36:7 Lest the possession of the children of Israel be mingled from tribe to tribe. For all men shall marry wives of their own tribe and kindred: Numbers 36:8 And all women shall take husbands of the same tribe: that the inheritance may remain in the families. Numbers 36:9 And that the tribes be not mingled one with another, but remain so

The daughters of Zelophehad marry their father's brothers' sons.

Numbers 36:10 As they were separated by the Lord. And the daughters of Salphaad did as was commanded: Numbers 36:11 And Maala, and Thersa, and Hegla, and Melcha, and Noa were married to the sons of their uncle by their father Numbers 36:12 Of the family of Manasses, who was the son of Joseph: and the possession that had been allotted to them, remained in the tribe and family of their father. Numbers 36:13 These are the commandments and judgment, which the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses to the children of Israel, in the plains of Moab upon the Jordan over against Jericho.

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