New Living Translation
Why should the name of our father disappear from his clan just because he had no sons? Give us property along with the rest of our relatives."
King James Bible
Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family, because he hath no son? Give unto us therefore a possession among the brethren of our father.
Darby Bible Translation
Why should the name of our father be taken away from his family, because he has no son? Give unto us a possession among the brethren of our father.
World English Bible
Why should the name of our father be taken away from among his family, because he had no son? Give to us a possession among the brothers of our father."
Young's Literal Translation
why is the name of our father withdrawn from the midst of his family because he hath no son? give to us a possession in the midst of the brethren of our father;'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
27:4 Be done away - As it will be, if it be not preserved by an inheritance given to us in his name and for his sake. Hence some gather, that the first son of each of these heiresses was called by their father's name, by virtue of that law, Deu 25:6, whereby the brother's first son was to bear the name of his elder brother, whose widow he married. Give us a possession - In the land of Canaan upon the division of it, which though not yet conquered, they concluded would certainly be so, and thereby gave glory to God.
"Our father died in the wilderness," they said. "He was not among Korah's followers, who rebelled against the LORD; he died because of his own sin. But he had no sons.
So Moses brought their case before the LORD.
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