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Reading Num 36 – Inheritance Through Marriage – The leaders? of the families of the clans of descendants of Gilead the son of Makir, the son of Manasseh, of the clans of the descendants of Joseph came near and spoke ?before? Moses and ?before? ?the leaders? of the families of the ?Israelites?….
This Daily Devotion covers the first five books of the Bible, Genesis through Deuteronomy also called the Books of Moses or the Pentateuch, in a period of one year in a Monday through Friday format, the Psalms and order of devotion follow those presented in The Treasury of Daily Prayer from Concordia Publishing House.
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for mercy!
In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!
Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan,
and he hears my voice.
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you;
He will never permit the righteous to be moved.
1 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David,
when Nathan the prophet went to him,
after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin!
3 For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you may be justified in your words
and blameless in your judgment.
5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being,
and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones that you have broken rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins,
and blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from your presence,
and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit.
Reading Num 36
Inheritance Through Marriage
36 ?The leaders? of the families of the clans of descendants of Gilead the son of Makir, the son of Manasseh, of the clans of the descendants of Joseph came near and spoke ?before? Moses and ?before? ?the leaders? of the families of the ?Israelites?. 2 And they said, “Yahweh commanded my lord to give the land by lot as an inheritance to the ?Israelites?, and my lord was commanded by Yahweh to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother to his daughters. 3 But if they become wives to one of the sons from another tribe of the ?Israelites?, their inheritance will disappear from the inheritance of our ancestors, and it will be added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they belong; the lot of our inheritance would disappear. 4 When the Jubilee of the ?Israelites? ?comes?, it will be added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they belong; and their inheritance will disappear from the tribe of our father.”
5 Then Moses commanded the ?Israelites? by the command of Yahweh, saying, “The tribe of the descendants of Joseph is right regarding what they are speaking. 6 This is the word that Yahweh commanded the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, ‘?Let them marry? ?whomever they like?; only ?they must marry? from within the clan of the tribe of their father. 7 Thus an inheritance of the ?Israelites? will not go around from tribe to tribe. Rather, the inheritance of each tribe of his father will remain with the ?Israelites?. 8 Every daughter who possesses an inheritance from the tribes of the ?Israelites? will ?marry? one of the clan of the tribe of her father, so that the ?Israelites? will possess the inheritance of his ancestors. 9 Therefore an inheritance will not go around from one tribe to another tribe because the tribes of the ?Israelites? will each hold to their own inheritance.’ ”
10 Just as Yahweh commanded to Moses, so the daughters of Zelophehad did: 11 Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, ?married? the sons of their uncles. 12 ?They married? those from the sons of Manasseh son of Joseph, and their inheritance ?remained? among the tribe of the clan of their ancestors.
13 These were the commands and the stipulations that Yahweh commanded by the hand of Moses to the ?Israelites? on the desert-plateaus of Moab by the Jordan across Jericho.
O God, the giver of all that is good, by Your holy inspiration grant that we may think those things that are right and by Your merciful guiding accomplish them; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Heavenly Father, send Your Holy Spirit into our hearts to direct and rule us according to Your will, to comfort us in all our afflictions, to defend us from all error, and to lead us into all truth; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.