Inheritance of Zelophehad’s Daughters
1The family heads of the clan of Gilead son of Makir, the son of Manasseh, who were from the clans of the descendants of Joseph, came and spoke before Moses and the leaders, the heads of the Israelite families. 2They 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. 3Now suppose they marry men from other Israelite tribes; then their inheritance will be taken from our ancestral inheritance and added to that of the tribe they marry into. And so part of the inheritance allotted to us will be taken away. 4When the Year of Jubilee for the Israelites comes, their inheritance will be added to that of the tribe into which they marry, and their property will be taken from the tribal inheritance of our ancestors.”
5Then at the Lord’s command Moses gave this order to the Israelites: “What the tribe of the descendants of Joseph is saying is right. 6This is what the Lord commands for Zelophehad’s daughters: They may marry anyone they please as long as they marry within their father’s tribal clan. 7No inheritance in Israel is to pass from one tribe to another, for every Israelite shall keep the tribal inheritance of their ancestors. 8Every daughter who inherits land in any Israelite tribe must marry someone in her father’s tribal clan, so that every Israelite will possess the inheritance of their ancestors. 9No inheritance may pass from one tribe to another, for each Israelite tribe is to keep the land it inherits.”
10So Zelophehad’s daughters did as the Lord commanded Moses. 11Zelophehad’s daughters—Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milkah and Noah—married their cousins on their father’s side. 12They married within the clans of the descendants of Manasseh son of Joseph, and their inheritance remained in their father’s tribe and clan.
13These are the commands and regulations the Lord gave through Moses to the Israelites on the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho.
Cholowa cha Ana Aakazi a Zelofehadi
1Atsogoleri a mabanja a fuko la Giliyadi, mwana wa Makiri, mwana wa Manase omwe anali ochokera ku fuko la ana a Yosefe anabwera ndi kuyankhula ndi Mose, atsogoleri ndi akuluakulu a mabanja a Aisraeli. 2Iwo anati, “Pamene Yehova analamula mbuye wanga kuti apereke dziko ngati cholowa kwa Aisraeli mwa maere, anakulamulani inu kupereka cholowa cha mʼbale wathu Zelofehadi kwa ana ake aakazi. 3Tsopano ngati akwatiwa ndi aamuna ochokera ku mafuko ena a mitundu ya Aisraeli, cholowa chawo chidzatengedwa kuchoka pa cholowa cha makolo athu ndipo adzachiwonjezera ku fuko limene akwatiwakolo. Ndipo gawo lina la cholowacho, lopatsidwa kwa ife lidzatengedwa. 4Pamene chaka cha chikondwerero cha zaka makumi asanu, cha Aisraeli chafika, cholowa chawo chidzawonjezeredwa ku fuko limene iwo akwatiwako. Ndipo katundu wawo adzachotsedwa pa cholowa cha fuko la makolo athu.”
5Tsono mwa lamulo la Yehova, Mose anapereka lamulo ili kwa Aisraeli: “Zimene ana a Yosefe akunena ndi zoona. 6Izi ndi zimene Yehova akulamula kwa ana aakazi a Zelofehadi: Atha kukwatiwa ndi aliyense amene angakondweretsedwe naye koma zingakhale bwino atakwatiwa mʼfuko la abambo awo 7kuti cholowa cha Israeli chisapite ku fuko lina, pakuti Mwisraeli aliyense ayenera kusunga cholowa cha fuko la makolo ake. 8Mwana wamkazi aliyense amene adzalandira cholowa cha dziko la fuko lililonse la Israeli ayenera kukwatiwa ndi munthu wa fuko la abambo ake. 9Cholowa chilichonse mu Israeli sichiyenera kupita ku fuko lina, popeza fuko lililonse la Israeli liyenera kusunga cholowa chimene linalandira.”
10Choncho ana aakazi a Zelofehadi anachita monga Yehova analamulira Mose. 11Ana aakazi a Zelofehadi amene ndi Mahila, Tiriza, Hogila, Milika ndi Nowa, anakwatiwa ndi asuweni awo a ku mbali ya abambo awo. 12Anakwatiwa mʼmafuko a zidzukulu za Manase mwana wa Yosefe, ndipo cholowa chawo chinakhalabe mʼfuko la abambo awo.
13Awa ndi malamulo ndi malangizo amene Yehova anapereka kwa Aisraeli kupyolera mwa Mose ku chigwa cha Mowabu mʼmbali mwa Yorodani, ku Yeriko.