Numbers 36

VIN(i) 1 The leaders of the families of the clans of descendants of Gilead the son of Makir, the son of Manasseh, of the clans of the descendants of Joseph came near and spoke before Moses and before the leaders of the families of the Israelites. 2 And they said: the LORD commanded my lord to give the land for inheritance by lot to the sons of Israel. And my lord was commanded by the LORD to give the inheritance of our brother Zelophehad to his daughters. 3 "Remember, if they marry men of another tribe, their property will then belong to that tribe, and the total allotted to us will be reduced. 4 When the Jubilee of the Israelites comes, it will be added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they belong; and their inheritance will disappear from the tribe of our father." 5 So by the direction of the Lord, Moses gave orders to the children of Israel, saying, What the tribe of the sons of Joseph have said is right. 6 This is the word that the LORD commanded the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, 'Let them marry whomever they like; only they must marry from within the clan of the tribe of their father. 7 So shall no inheritance of the children of Israel move from tribe to tribe; for the children of Israel shall all keep the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers. 8 "Every woman who inherits property in an Israelite tribe must marry a man belonging to that tribe. In this way all Israelites will inherit the property of their ancestors, 9 and the property will not pass from one tribe to another. Each tribe will continue to possess its own property." 10 Zelophehad's daughters did as the LORD commanded Moses. 11 Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Noah married their cousins on their father's side of the family. 12 They married within the families of the descendants of Manasseh, son of Joseph. So their land stayed in the tribe of their father's family. 13 These are the commandments and rules the LORD gave the Israelites through Moses on the plains of Moab near the Jordan River across from Jericho.