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Numbers Chapter 36


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Num 36:1, The inconvenience of the inheritance of daughters is remedied by marrying in their own tribes, Num 36:7, lest the inheritance should be removed from the tribe; Num 36:10, The daughters of Zelophehad marry their father's brothers' sons.

Numbers 36:1

num 36:1

Gilead: Num 26:29-33, Num 27:1; Jos 17:2, Jos 17:3; Ch1 7:14-16

Numbers 36:2

num 36:2

The Lord commanded: To one division of the tribe of Manasseh, a portion had been assigned eastward of Jordan; but Zelophehad was of that division, to which an inheritance was afterwards allotted west of Jordan; yet, expecting the promised land, the elders of the Manassites now propose a difficulty, upon the adjudged case of Zelophehad's daughters ( Num 27:1-11). If the females should inherit, in defect of male issue, and should intermarry with other tribes they would diminish the interest, and weaken the influence of their own tribes, and give occasion to future confusion, and perhaps contention. The Manassites therefore referred the case to Moses; and he, by the authority of God, annexed a clause, which would effectually keep the tribes and inheritances distinct, as long as it was observed. Heiresses were not allowed to marry out of their own tribe, though within those bounds they might consult their own inclinations. Num 26:55, Num 26:56, Num 27:1-7, Num 33:54; Jos 13:6, Jos 14:1, Jos 14:2, Jos 17:3

to give: Num 27:1, Num 27:7; Jos 17:3-6; Job 42:15

Numbers 36:3

num 36:3

whereunto they are received: Heb. unto whom they shall be, Num 36:3

Numbers 36:4

num 36:4

Lev 25:10-18, Lev 25:23; Isa 61:2; Luk 4:18, Luk 4:19

Numbers 36:5

num 36:5

hath said well: Num 27:7; Deu 5:28

Numbers 36:6

num 36:6

marry: Heb. be wives

only to the family: Num 36:12; Gen 24:3, Gen 24:57, Gen 24:58; Co2 6:14

Numbers 36:7

num 36:7

for every one: That is, he shall not endeavour to obtain any part of the inheritance of another tribe by marrying an heiress.

keep himself: Heb. cleave, Num 36:9; Kg1 21:3

Numbers 36:8

num 36:8

every daughter: Ch1 23:22

Numbers 36:10

num 36:10

Exo 39:42, Exo 39:43; Lev 24:23; Ch2 30:12; Mat 28:20

Numbers 36:11

num 36:11

Num 27:1

Numbers 36:12

num 36:12

into the families: Heb. to some that were of the families, Num 36:12

Numbers 36:13

num 36:13

the commandments: Lev 7:37, Lev 7:38, Lev 11:46, Lev 13:59, Lev 14:54-57, Lev 15:32, Lev 15:33, Lev 27:34

in the plains of Moab: Num 26:3, Num 33:50, Num 35:1

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