CLV(i) 1 The patriarchal heads of the family of the sons of Gilead son of Machir son of Manasseh, from the families of the sons of Joseph came near and spoke before Moses and before the princes, the patriarchal heads of the sons of Israel. 2 They said:Yahweh has instructed my lord to give the land in allotments by lot to the sons of Israel. And my lord was instructed by Yahweh to give the allotment of Zelophehad, our brother, to his daughters. 3 When they become wives for some of the sons of the other tribes of the sons of Israel, then their allotment will be subtracted from the allotment of our fathers, and it will be added onto the allotment of the stock to which they should belong, and from the lot of our allotment it shall be subtracted. 4 When the jubilee comes for the sons of Israel then their allotment would be added onto the allotment of the stock to which they should belong; and from the allotment of our fathers' stock their allotment might be subtracted. 5 So Moses instructed the sons of Israel at the bidding of Yahweh, saying:Properly the stock of the sons of Joseph is speaking. 6 This is the word which Yahweh has instructed as to the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, To anyone good in their eyes they may become wives; only into the family of their father's stock shall they become wives. 7 The allotment of the sons of Israel shall not go around from stock to stock, for the sons of Israel, each one, shall cling to the allotment of his fathers' stock. 8 And every daughter tenanting an allotment from the stocks of the sons of Israel, to someone from the family of her father's stock should she become the wife so that the sons of Israel may tenant, each one, the allotment of his fathers. 9 The allotment shall not go around from one stock to another stock, for the stocks of the sons of Israel each one shall cling to his allotment. 10 Just as Yahweh had instructed Moses, so did the daughters of Zelophehad. 11 Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milcah and Noah, daughters of Zelophehad, became wives of their uncles' sons. 12 To those from the families of the sons of Manasseh son of Joseph they became wives; and their allotment came to be with the stock of their father's family. 13 These are the instructions and judgments which Yahweh had instructed by means of Moses to the sons of Israel in the plains of Moab, along the Jordan across from Jericho.