And the chief fathers of the families of the children of Gilead, the son
of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph, came
near, and spake before Moses, and before the princes, the chief fathers of
the children of Israel:
And they said, The LORD commanded my lord to give the land for an
inheritance by lot to the children of Israel: and my lord was commanded by
the LORD to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother unto his
And if they be married to any of the sons of the other tribes of the
children of Israel, then shall their inheritance be taken from the
inheritance of our fathers, and shall be put to the inheritance of the tribe
whereunto they are received: so shall it be taken from the lot of our
And when the jubile of the children of Israel shall be, then shall their
inheritance be put unto the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they are
received: so shall their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of
the tribe of our fathers.
The fathers of the families of the sons of Joseph came to Moses and said,
God commanded you to give the inheritance of Zelophehad to his daughters. 
But what if they marry sons from a different tribe than their father's?
Should the inheritance be taken from their father's tribe and given to their husband's?
And Moses commanded the children of Israel according to the word of the
LORD, saying, The tribe of the sons of Joseph hath said well.
This is the thing which the LORD doth command concerning the daughters of
Zelophehad, saying, Let them marry to whom they think best; only to the
family of the tribe of their father shall they marry.
So shall not the inheritance of the children of Israel remove from tribe
to tribe: for every one of the children of Israel shall keep himself to the
inheritance of the tribe of his fathers.
And every daughter, that possesseth an inheritance in any tribe of the
children of Israel, shall be wife unto one of the family of the tribe of her
father, that the children of Israel may enjoy every man the inheritance of
Neither shall the inheritance remove from one tribe to another tribe; but
every one of the tribes of the children of Israel shall keep himself to his
Even as the LORD commanded Moses, so did the daughters of Zelophehad:
For Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of
Zelophehad, were married unto their father's brothers' sons:
And they were married into the families of the sons of Manasseh the son of
Joseph, and their inheritance remained in the tribe of the family of their
These are the commandments and the judgments, which the LORD commanded by
the hand of Moses unto the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by
Jordan near Jericho.
Theses are the commandments and judgments that God gave to Moses in the plains of Moab near Jericho.