The daughters of Zelophehad sue for an inheritance.
Numbers 27:1 And the daughters of Zelaphead the Sonne of Heber the sonne of Gilead, the sonne of Machir the sonne of Manasse of the kynredes of Manasse, the sone of Ioseph (whose names were Mahela, Noha, Hagla, Melcha, and Thyrza) Numbers 27:2 came and stode before Moses & Eleazar, the priest & before the Lordes & all the multitude in the dore of þe tabernacle of wytnes saying Numbers 27:3 our father dyed in the wyldernesse, & was not amonge the companye of theim that gathered them selues togyther agaynst the Lord in the congregation of Corah: But dyed in hys owne synne, and had no sonnes. Numbers 27:4 Wherfore sholde the name of our fathers be taken away from amonge hys kynred, bycause he had no sonne? Gyue vnto vs a possession among the brethren of our father. Numbers 27:5 And Moses brought theyr cause before the Lorde.
The law of inheritances.
Numbers 27:6 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses sayinge: Numbers 27:7 The daughters of Zelaphead speake ryght thou shalt gyue them a possession to enherit among their fathers brethren, & shalte turne the enheritaunce of their father vnto theim. Numbers 27:8 And speake vnto the children of Israel saying If a man dye & haue no sonne ye shall turne hys enheritaunce vnto hys daughter. Numbers 27:9 If he haue no doughter, ye shall gyue hys enheritaunce vnto hys brethren. Numbers 27:10 If he haue no brethren, ye shall gyue hys enheritaunce vnto hys fathers brethren. Numbers 27:11 If he haue no fathers brethren, ye shal giue hys enheritaunce vnto hym that is nexte to hym of hys kynred, and lette hym possesse it. And thys shall be vnto the chyldren of Israell an ordinaunce, and a lawe, as the Lorde hathe commaunded Moses.
Moses, being told of his death, sueth for a successor.
Numbers 27:12 And the Lorde saied vnto Moses: get the vp into thys mount Abarim, & behold, the land whych I haue geuen vnto the children of Israel. Numbers 27:13 And when thou hast sene it, thou shalt be gathered vnto thy people also, as Aaron thy brother was gathered vnto hys people. Numbers 27:14 For ye were disobedient vnto my mouthe in the deserte of Sin in the stryfe of the congregation that ye sanctified me not in the water before their eyes. That is the water of stryfe in Cades in þe wildernes of Zin.
Numbers 27:15 And Moses spake vnto the Lord saying: Numbers 27:16 lett the Lord God of the spirites of al fleshe, sette a man ouer the congregation, Numbers 27:17 which may go in and out before them, & to lead them in & out that the congregation of the Lord be not as a flocke of shepe without a shepeheard.
Joshua is appointed to succeed him.
Numbers 27:18 And the Lord said to Moses: take Iosua the sonne of Nun in whom there is a spirite, & put thine handes vpon him, Numbers 27:19 and set hym before Eleazar the prieste and before all the congregation and gyue him a charge in their syght. Numbers 27:20 And put of thy prayse vpon him that all the company of the chyldren of Israell may heare Numbers 27:21 And he shal stand before Eleazar the prieste which shal axe councel for him after þe iudgement of Vrim before the Lorde. And at the mouthe of Eleazar shall both he and all the chyldren of Israell with him and al the congregation go in and out. Numbers 27:22 And Moses did as the Lorde commaunded hym, and he toke Iosua and set hym before Eleazar the prieste & before all the congregation Numbers 27:23 and put hys handes vpon hym & gaue hym a charge, as the Lord commaunded thorowe the hande of Moses.