1 Then the daughters of Zelophehad the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph came near. And these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah and Tirzah.
2 And they stood before Moses and before Eleazar the priest and before the leaders and the whole assembly at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting, saying,
3 Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not among the company of those who gathered themselves together against Jehovah in the company of Korah; but he died in his own sin, and he had no sons.
4 Why should our father’s name be taken away from among his family because he had no son? Give us a possession among our father’s brothers.
5 And Moses brought their case before Jehovah.
6 Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,
7 The daughters of Zelophehad speak rightly. You shall surely give them the possession of an inheritance among their father’s brothers; and you shall cause the inheritance of their father to pass to them.
8 And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying, If a man dies and has no son, then you shall cause his inheritance to pass to his daughter.
9 And if he does not have a daughter, then you shall give his inheritance to his brothers.
10 And if he has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his father’s brothers.
11 And if his father has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his relative nearest to him among his family, and he shall possess it. And it shall be a statute of judgment for the children of Israel, as Jehovah commanded Moses.
12 And Jehovah said to Moses, Go up to this mountain of the Abarim and see the land which I have given to the children of Israel.
13 And when you have seen it, you also shall be gathered to your people, just as Aaron your brother was gathered,
14 Because you rebelled against My word in the wilderness of Zin, in the strife of the assembly, and failed to sanctify Me at the waters before their eyes. (These are the waters of Meribah-kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin.)