Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

民数记 27

女儿的继承权

1西罗非哈是约瑟之子玛拿西的玄孙、玛吉的曾孙、基列的孙子、希弗的儿子。他的女儿是玛拉、挪阿、曷拉、密迦和得撒。她们前来, 站在会幕门口对摩西、以利亚撒祭司、众首领和全体会众说: “我们的父亲死在旷野,他并没有跟可拉一伙一起反叛耶和华,而是因自己的罪而死,没有留下儿子。 难道因为他没有儿子,他的名字就要从族中消失吗?请让我们在父亲的家族中分一份产业吧。” 摩西就把她们的请求呈到耶和华面前。 耶和华对摩西说: “西罗非哈的女儿说得有理。你要从她们父亲的家族中分一份产业给她们,让她们继承父亲的产业。 你要告诉以色列人,‘人死后如果没有儿子,就由女儿继承产业; 如果没有女儿,就由其兄弟继承; 10 如果没有兄弟,就由其父的兄弟继承; 11 如果其父没有兄弟,就由其族中最近的亲属继承。’”这是耶和华吩咐摩西颁布给以色列人的律例。

约书亚接替摩西做首领

12 耶和华对摩西说:“你上亚巴琳山去眺望我赐给以色列人的土地。 13 看了以后,你就要像你哥哥亚伦一样去祖先那里了。 14 因为会众在荀旷野反叛我的时候,你们二人没有按照我的指示取水,没有在他们面前尊我为圣。”耶和华指的是米利巴泉事件,发生在荀旷野的加低斯。 15 摩西对耶和华说: 16 “耶和华啊,你是赐人生命的上帝,求你立一个人做会众的首领, 17 带领他们或进或退,免得你的会众像没有牧人的羊群。” 18 耶和华对摩西说:“嫩的儿子约书亚心里有圣灵,你把他召来,按手在他身上, 19 让他站在以利亚撒祭司和全体会众面前,当着他们的面任命他做首领, 20 把你的权柄赐给他,使以色列全体会众都听从他。 21 遇到事情,他要去以利亚撒祭司那里,让祭司借着乌陵为他求问我。他和全体会众或进或出都要听从以利亚撒的指示。” 22 摩西遵命而行,把约书亚召来,让他站在以利亚撒祭司和全体会众面前, 23 然后照耶和华的吩咐按手在他的头上,任命他做首领。

The Message

Numbers 27

The Daughters of Zelophehad

1The daughters of Zelophehad showed up. Their father was the son of Hepher son of Gilead son of Makir son of Manasseh, belonging to the clans of Manasseh son of Joseph. The daughters were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.

2-4 They came to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting. They stood before Moses and Eleazar the priest and before the leaders and the congregation and said, “Our father died in the wilderness. He wasn’t part of Korah’s rebel anti-God gang. He died for his own sins. And he left no sons. But why should our father’s name die out from his clan just because he had no sons? So give us an inheritance among our father’s relatives.”

Moses brought their case to God.

6-7 God ruled: “Zelophehad’s daughters are right. Give them land as an inheritance among their father’s relatives. Give them their father’s inheritance.

8-11 “Then tell the People of Israel, If a man dies and leaves no son, give his inheritance to his daughter. If he has no daughter, give it to his brothers. If he has no brothers, give it to his father’s brothers. If his father had no brothers, give it to the nearest relative so that the inheritance stays in the family. This is the standard procedure for the People of Israel, as commanded by God through Moses.”

Joshua

12-14 God said to Moses, “Climb up into the Abarim Mountains and look over at the land that I am giving to the People of Israel. When you’ve had a good look you’ll be joined to your ancestors in the grave—yes, you also along with Aaron your brother. This goes back to the day when the congregation quarreled in the Wilderness of Zin and you didn’t honor me in holy reverence before them in the matter of the waters, the Waters of Meribah (Quarreling) at Kadesh in the Wilderness of Zin.”

15-17 Moses responded to God: “Let God, the God of the spirits of everyone living, set a man over this community to lead them, to show the way ahead and bring them back home so God’s community will not be like sheep without a shepherd.”

18-21 God said to Moses, “Take Joshua the son of Nun—the Spirit is in him!—and place your hand on him. Stand him before Eleazar the priest in front of the entire congregation and commission him with everyone watching. Pass your magisterial authority over to him so that the whole congregation of the People of Israel will listen obediently to him. He is to consult with Eleazar the priest who, using the oracle-Urim, will prayerfully advise him in the presence of God. He will command the People of Israel, the entire community, in all their comings and goings.”

22-23 Moses followed God’s orders. He took Joshua and stood him before Eleazar the priest in front of the entire community. He laid his hands on him and commissioned him, following the procedures God had given Moses.