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So Moses brought their case before the LORD,
King James Bible
And Moses brought their cause before the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
And Moses brought their cause before Jehovah.
World English Bible
Moses brought their cause before Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
and Moses bringeth near their cause before Jehovah.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The daughters of Zelophehad - The singular case of these women caused an additional law to be made to the civil code of Israel, which satisfactorily ascertained and amply secured the right of succession in cases of inheritance. The law, which is as reasonable as it is just, stands thus:
1. On the demise of the father the estate goes to the sons;
2. If there be no son, the daughters succeed; 3. If there be no daughter, the brothers of the deceased inherit;
4. If there be no brethren or paternal uncles, the estate goes to the brothers of his father;
5. If there be no grand uncles or brothers of the father of the deceased, then the nearest akin succeeds to the inheritance.
Beyond the fifth degree the law does not proceed, because as the families of the Israelites were kept distinct in their respective tribes, there must always be some who could be called kinsmen, and were really such, having descended without interruption from the patriarch of the tribe.
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The Fifth Commandment
Moses answered him, "Because the people come to me to seek God's will.
Listen now to me and I will give you some advice, and may God be with you. You must be the people's representative before God and bring their disputes to him.
Moses answered them, "Wait until I find out what the LORD commands concerning you."
Why should our father's name disappear from his clan because he had no son? Give us property among our father's relatives."
and the LORD said to him,
He is to stand before Eleazar the priest, who will obtain decisions for him by inquiring of the Urim before the LORD. At his command he and the entire community of the Israelites will go out, and at his command they will come in."
They said, "When the LORD commanded my lord to give the land as an inheritance to the Israelites by lot, he ordered you to give the inheritance of our brother Zelophehad to his daughters.
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