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The Daughters of Zelophehad 1Then the daughters of Zelophehad came forward. Zelophehad was son of Hepher son of Gilead son of Machir son of Manasseh son of Joseph, a member of the Manassite clans. The names of his daughters were: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.2They stood before Moses, Eleazar the priest, the leaders, and all the congregation, at the entrance of the tent of meeting, and they said,3“Our father died in the wilderness; he was not among the company of those who gathered themselves together against the Lord in the company of Korah, but died for his own sin; and he had no sons.4Why should the name of our father be taken away from his clan because he had no son? Give to us a possession among our father's brothers.”5Moses brought their case before the Lord.6And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:7The daughters of Zelophehad are right in what they are saying; you shall indeed let them possess an inheritance among their father's brothers and pass the inheritance of their father on to them.8You shall also say to the Israelites, “If a man dies, and has no son, then you shall pass his inheritance on to his daughter.9If he has no daughter, then you shall give his inheritance to his brothers.10If he has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his father's brothers.11And if his father has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to the nearest kinsman of his clan, and he shall possess it. It shall be for the Israelites a statute and ordinance, as the Lord commanded Moses.”Joshua Appointed Moses' Successor 12The Lord said to Moses, “Go up this mountain of the Abarim range, and see the land that I have given to the Israelites.13When you have seen it, you also shall be gathered to your people, as your brother Aaron was,14because you rebelled against my word in the wilderness of Zin when the congregation quarreled with me. You did not show my holiness before their eyes at the waters.” (These are the waters of Meribath-kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.)15Moses spoke to the Lord, saying,16“Let the Lord, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint someone over the congregation17who shall go out before them and come in before them, who shall lead them out and bring them in, so that the congregation of the Lord may not be like sheep without a shepherd.”18So the Lord said to Moses, “Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay your hand upon him;19have him stand before Eleazar the priest and all the congregation, and commission him in their sight.20You shall give him some of your authority, so that all the congregation of the Israelites may obey.21But he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall inquire for him by the decision of the Urim before the Lord; at his word they shall go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he and all the Israelites with him, the whole congregation.”22So Moses did as the Lord commanded him. He took Joshua and had him stand before Eleazar the priest and the whole congregation;23he laid his hands on him and commissioned him—as the Lord had directed through Moses.Chapter 28Daily Offerings 1The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:2Command the Israelites, and say to them: My offering, the food for my offerings by fire, my pleasing odor, you shall take care to offer to me at its appointed time.3And you shall say to them, This is the offering by fire that you shall offer to the Lord: two male lambs a year old without blemish, daily, as a regular offering.4One lamb you shall offer in the morning, and the other lamb you shall offer at twilight5also one-tenth of an ephah of choice flour for a grain offering, mixed with one-fourth of a hin of beaten oil.6It is a regular burnt offering, ordained at Mount Sinai for a pleasing odor, an offering by fire to the Lord.7Its drink offering shall be one-fourth of a hin for each lamb; in the sanctuary you shall pour out a drink offering of strong drink to the Lord.8The other lamb you shall offer at twilight with a grain offering and a drink offering like the one in the morning; you shall offer it as an offering by fire, a pleasing odor to the Lord.Sabbath Offerings 9On the sabbath day: two male lambs a year old without blemish, and two-tenths of an ephah of choice flour for a grain offering, mixed with oil, and its drink offering—10this is the burnt offering for every sabbath, in addition to the regular burnt offering and its drink offering.Monthly Offerings 11At the beginnings of your months you shall offer a burnt offering to the Lord: two young bulls, one ram, seven male lambs a year old without blemish;12also three-tenths of an ephah of choice flour for a grain offering, mixed with oil, for each bull; and two-tenths of choice flour for a grain offering, mixed with oil, for the one ram;13and one-tenth of choice flour mixed with oil as a grain offering for every lamb—a burnt offering of pleasing odor, an offering by fire to the Lord.14Their drink offerings shall be half a hin of wine for a bull, one-third of a hin for a ram, and one-fourth of a hin for a lamb. This is the burnt offering of every month throughout the months of the year.15And there shall be one male goat for a sin offering to the Lord; it shall be offered in addition to the regular burnt offering and its drink offering.Offerings at Passover 16On the fourteenth day of the first month there shall be a passover offering to the Lord.17And on the fifteenth day of this month is a festival; seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten.18On the first day there shall be a holy convocation. You shall not work at your occupations.19You shall offer an offering by fire, a burnt offering to the Lord: two young bulls, one ram, and seven male lambs a year old; see that they are without blemish.20Their grain offering shall be of choice flour mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah shall you offer for a bull, and two-tenths for a ram;21one-tenth shall you offer for each of the seven lambs;22also one male goat for a sin offering, to make atonement for you.23You shall offer these in addition to the burnt offering of the morning, which belongs to the regular burnt offering.24In the same way you shall offer daily, for seven days, the food of an offering by fire, a pleasing odor to the Lord; it shall be offered in addition to the regular burnt offering and its drink offering.25And on the seventh day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not work at your occupations.Offerings at the Festival of Weeks 26On the day of the first fruits, when you offer a grain offering of new grain to the Lord at your festival of weeks, you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not work at your occupations.27You shall offer a burnt offering, a pleasing odor to the Lord: two young bulls, one ram, seven male lambs a year old.28Their grain offering shall be of choice flour mixed with oil, three-tenths of an ephah for each bull, two-tenths for one ram,29one-tenth for each of the seven lambs;30with one male goat, to make atonement for you.31In addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering, you shall offer them and their drink offering. They shall be without blemish.Chapter 29Offerings at the Festival of Trumpets 1On the first day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not work at your occupations. It is a day for you to blow the trumpets,2and you shall offer a burnt offering, a pleasing odor to the Lord: one young bull, one ram, seven male lambs a year old without blemish.3Their grain offering shall be of choice flour mixed with oil, three-tenths of one ephah for the bull, two-tenths for the ram,4and one-tenth for each of the seven lambs;5with one male goat for a sin offering, to make atonement for you.6These are in addition to the burnt offering of the new moon and its grain offering, and the regular burnt offering and its grain offering, and their drink offerings, according to the ordinance for them, a pleasing odor, an offering by fire to the Lord.Offerings on the Day of Atonement 7On the tenth day of this seventh month you shall have a holy convocation, and deny yourselves; you shall do no work.8You shall offer a burnt offering to the Lord, a pleasing odor: one young bull, one ram, seven male lambs a year old. They shall be without blemish.9Their grain offering shall be of choice flour mixed with oil, three-tenths of an ephah for the bull, two-tenths for the one ram,10one-tenth for each of the seven lambs;11with one male goat for a sin offering, in addition to the sin offering of atonement, and the regular burnt offering and its grain offering, and their drink offerings.Offerings at the Festival of Booths 12On the fifteenth day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not work at your occupations. You shall celebrate a festival to the Lord seven days.13You shall offer a burnt offering, an offering by fire, a pleasing odor to the Lord: thirteen young bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old. They shall be without blemish.14Their grain offering shall be of choice flour mixed with oil, three-tenths of an ephah for each of the thirteen bulls, two-tenths for each of the two rams,15and one-tenth for each of the fourteen lambs;16also one male goat for a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering, its grain offering and its drink offering.17On the second day: twelve young bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without blemish,18with the grain offering and the drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, as prescribed in accordance with their number;19also one male goat for a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering and its grain offering, and their drink offerings.20On the third day: eleven bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without blemish,21with the grain offering and the drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, as prescribed in accordance with their number;22also one male goat for a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering and its grain offering and its drink offering.23On the fourth day: ten bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without blemish,24with the grain offering and the drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, as prescribed in accordance with their number;25also one male goat for a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering, its grain offering and its drink offering.26On the fifth day: nine bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without blemish,27with the grain offering and the drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, as prescribed in accordance with their number;28also one male goat for a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering and its grain offering and its drink offering.29On the sixth day: eight bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without blemish,30with the grain offering and the drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, as prescribed in accordance with their number;31also one male goat for a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offerings.32On the seventh day: seven bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without blemish,33with the grain offering and the drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, as prescribed in accordance with their number;34also one male goat for a sin offering, besides the regular burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offering.35On the eighth day you shall have a solemn assembly; you shall not work at your occupations.36You shall offer a burnt offering, an offering by fire, a pleasing odor to the Lord: one bull, one ram, seven male lambs a year old without blemish,37and the grain offering and the drink offerings for the bull, for the ram, and for the lambs, as prescribed in accordance with their number;38also one male goat for a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering and its grain offering and its drink offering.39These you shall offer to the Lord at your appointed festivals, in addition to your votive offerings and your freewill offerings, as your burnt offerings, your grain offerings, your drink offerings, and your offerings of well-being.40 So Moses told the Israelites everything just as the Lord had commanded Moses.Chapter 30Vows Made by Women 1Then Moses said to the heads of the tribes of the Israelites: This is what the Lord has commanded.2When a man makes a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.3When a woman makes a vow to the Lord, or binds herself by a pledge, while within her father's house, in her youth,4and her father hears of her vow or her pledge by which she has bound herself, and says nothing to her; then all her vows shall stand, and any pledge by which she has bound herself shall stand.5But if her father expresses disapproval to her at the time that he hears of it, no vow of hers, and no pledge by which she has bound herself, shall stand; and the Lord will forgive her, because her father had expressed to her his disapproval.6If she marries, while obligated by her vows or any thoughtless utterance of her lips by which she has bound herself,7and her husband hears of it and says nothing to her at the time that he hears, then her vows shall stand, and her pledges by which she has bound herself shall stand.8But if, at the time that her husband hears of it, he expresses disapproval to her, then he shall nullify the vow by which she was obligated, or the thoughtless utterance of her lips, by which she bound herself; and the Lord will forgive her.9(But every vow of a widow or of a divorced woman, by which she has bound herself, shall be binding upon her.)10And if she made a vow in her husband's house, or bound herself by a pledge with an oath,11and her husband heard it and said nothing to her, and did not express disapproval to her, then all her vows shall stand, and any pledge by which she bound herself shall stand.12But if her husband nullifies them at the time that he hears them, then whatever proceeds out of her lips concerning her vows, or concerning her pledge of herself, shall not stand. Her husband has nullified them, and the Lord will forgive her.13Any vow or any binding oath to deny herself, her husband may allow to stand, or her husband may nullify.14But if her husband says nothing to her from day to day, then he validates all her vows, or all her pledges, by which she is obligated; he has validated them, because he said nothing to her at the time that he heard of them.15But if he nullifies them some time after he has heard of them, then he shall bear her guilt.16These are the statutes that the Lord commanded Moses concerning a husband and his wife, and a father and his daughter while she is still young and in her father's house.