Numbers 27:4

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family, because he hath no sonne? Giue vnto vs therefore a possession among the brethren of our father.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Why should the name of our father be withdrawn from among his family because he had no son? Give us a possession among our father's brothers."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Why should the name of our father be taken away from among his family, because he had no son? Give unto us a possession among the brethren of our father.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Why is the name of our father to be taken away from among his family, because he had no son? Give us a heritage among our father's brothers.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family, because he hath no son? Give to us therefore a possession among the brethren of our father.
- Webster's 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."
- World English Bible

why is the name of our father withdrawn from the midst of his family because he hath no son?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;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family, because he had no son? Give unto us a possession among the brethren of our father.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 27:4


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.


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