Good News Translation (GNB)
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The Daughters of Zelophehad

271Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah were the daughters of Zelophehad son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh, son of Joseph. 2They went and stood before Moses, Eleazar the priest, the leaders, and the whole community at the entrance of the Tent of the LORD's presence and said, 3“Our father died in the wilderness without leaving any sons. He was not among the followers of Korah, who rebelled against the LORD; he died because of his own sin. 4Just because he had no sons, why should our father's name disappear from Israel? Give us property among our father's relatives.”

5Moses presented their case to the LORD, 6and the LORD said to him, 7

27.7:
Num 36.2
“What the daughters of Zelophehad request is right; give them property among their father's relatives. Let his inheritance pass on to them. 8Tell the people of Israel that whenever a man dies without leaving a son, his daughter is to inherit his property. 9If he has no daughter, his brothers are to inherit it. 10If he has no brothers, his father's brothers are to inherit it. 11If he has no brothers or uncles, then his nearest relative is to inherit it and hold it as his own property. The people of Israel are to observe this as a legal requirement, just as I, the LORD, have commanded you.”

Joshua is Chosen as Successor to Moses

(Deut 31.1–8)

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27.12–14:
Deut 3.23–27
32.48–52
The LORD said to Moses, “Go up the Abarim Mountains and look out over the land that I am giving to the Israelites. 13After you have seen it, you will die, as your brother Aaron did, 14because both of you rebelled against my command in the wilderness of Zin. When the whole community complained against me at Meribah, you refused to acknowledge my holy power before them.” (Meribah is the spring at Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.)

15Moses prayed, 16LORD God, source of all life, appoint, I pray, a man who can lead the people 17

27.17:
1 Kgs 22.17
Ezek 34.5
Mt 9.36
Mk 6.34
and can command them in battle, so that your community will not be like sheep without a shepherd.”

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27.18:
Ex 24.13
The LORD said to Moses, “Take Joshua son of Nun, a capable man, and place your hands on his head. 19Make him stand in front of Eleazar the priest and the whole community, and there before them all proclaim him as your successor. 20Give him some of your own authority, so that the whole community of Israel will obey him. 21
27.21:
Ex 28.30
1 Sam 14.41
28.6
He will depend on Eleazar the priest, who will learn my will by using the Urim and Thummim.27.21 Urim and Thummim: Two objects used by the priest to determine God's will; it is not known precisely how they were used. In this way Eleazar will direct Joshua and the whole community of Israel in all their affairs.” 22Moses did as the LORD had commanded him. He made Joshua stand before Eleazar the priest and the whole community. 23
27.23:
Deut 31.23
As the LORD had commanded, Moses put his hands on Joshua's head and proclaimed him as his successor.

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The Regular Offerings

(Ex 29.38–46)

281The LORD commanded Moses 2to instruct the Israelites to present to God at the appointed times the required food offerings that are pleasing to him.

3These are the food offerings that are to be presented to the LORD: for the daily burnt offering, two one-year-old male lambs without any defects. 4Offer the first lamb in the morning, and the second in the evening, 5each with a grain offering of one kilogramme of flour, mixed with one litre of the best olive oil. 6This is the daily offering that is completely burnt, which was first offered at Mount Sinai as a food offering, a smell pleasing to the LORD. 7As the wine offering with the first lamb, pour out at the altar one litre of wine. 8In the evening offer the second lamb in the same way as the morning offering, together with its wine offering. It also is a food offering, a smell pleasing to the LORD.

The Sabbath Offering

9On the Sabbath day offer two one-year-old male lambs without any defects, two kilogrammes of flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering, and the wine offering. 10This burnt offering is to be offered every Sabbath in addition to the daily offering with its wine offering.

The Offering on the First Day of the Month

11Present a burnt offering to the LORD at the beginning of each month: two young bulls, one ram, seven one-year-old male lambs, all without any defects. 12As a grain offering, offer flour mixed with olive oil: with each bull, three kilogrammes of flour; with the ram, two kilogrammes; 13and with each lamb, one kilogramme. These burnt offerings are food offerings, a smell pleasing to the LORD. 14The proper wine offering is two litres of wine with each bull, 1.5 litres with the ram, and one litre with each lamb. This is the regulation for the burnt offering for the first day of each month throughout the year. 15And in addition to the daily burnt offering with its wine offering, offer one male goat as a sin offering.

The Offerings at the Festival of Unleavened Bread

(Lev 23.5–14)

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28.16:
Ex 12.1–13
Deut 16.1–2
The Passover Festival in honour of the LORD is to be held on the fourteenth day of the first month. 17
28.17–25:
Ex 12.14–20
23.15
34.18
Deut 16.3–8
On the fifteenth day a religious festival begins which lasts seven days, during which only bread prepared without yeast is to be eaten. 18On the first day of the festival you are to gather for worship, and no work is to be done. 19Offer a burnt offering as a food offering to the LORD: two young bulls, one ram, and seven one-year-old male lambs, all without any defects. 20Offer the proper grain offering of flour mixed with olive oil: three kilogrammes with each bull, two kilogrammes with the ram, 21and one kilogramme with each lamb. 22Also offer one male goat as a sin offering, and in this way perform the ritual of purification for the people. 23Offer these in addition to the regular morning burnt offering. 24In the same way, for seven days offer to the LORD a food offering, a smell pleasing to him. Offer this in addition to the daily burnt offering and wine offering. 25Meet for worship on the seventh day and do no work.

The Offerings at the Harvest Festival

(Lev 23.15–22)

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28.26–31:
Ex 23.16
34.22
Deut 16.9–12
On the first day of the Harvest Festival, when you present the offering of new corn to the LORD, you are to gather for worship, and no work is to be done. 27Offer a burnt offering as a smell pleasing to the LORD: two young bulls, one ram, and seven one-year-old male lambs, all without any defects. 28Offer the proper grain offering of flour mixed with olive oil: three kilogrammes with each bull, two kilogrammes with the ram, 29and one kilogramme with each lamb. 30Also offer one male goat as a sin offering, and in this way perform the ritual of purification for the people. 31Offer these and the wine offering in addition to the daily burnt offering and grain offering.

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The Offerings at the New Year Festival

(Lev 23.23–25)

291On the first day of the seventh month you are to gather for worship, and no work is to be done. On that day trumpets are to be blown. 2Present a burnt offering to the LORD, a smell pleasing to him: one young bull, one ram, and seven one-year-old male lambs, all without any defects. 3Offer the proper grain offering of flour mixed with olive oil: three kilogrammes of flour with the bull, two kilogrammes with the ram, 4and one kilogramme with each lamb. 5Also offer one male goat as a sin offering, and in this way perform the ritual of purification for the people. 6Offer these in addition to the regular burnt offering for the first day of the month with its grain offering, and the daily burnt offering with its grain offering and wine offering. These food offerings are a smell pleasing to the LORD.

The Offerings at the Day of Atonement

(Lev 23.26–32)

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29.7–11:
Lev 16.29–34
Gather for worship on the tenth day of the seventh month; eat no food and do no work. 8Offer a burnt offering to the LORD, a smell pleasing to him: one young bull, one ram, and seven one-year-old male lambs, all without any defects. 9Offer the proper grain offering of flour mixed with olive oil: three kilogrammes of flour with the bull, two kilogrammes with the ram, 10and one kilogramme with each lamb. 11Also offer one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the goat offered in the ritual of purification for the people, and the daily burnt offering with its grain offering and wine offering.

The Offerings at the Festival of Shelters

(Lev 23.33–44)

12Gather for worship on the fifteenth day of the seventh month. Celebrate this festival in honour of the LORD for seven days and do no work. 13On this first day offer a food offering to the LORD, a smell pleasing to him: thirteen young bulls, two rams, and fourteen one-year-old male lambs, all without any defects. 14Offer the proper grain offering of flour mixed with olive oil: three kilogrammes of flour with each bull, two kilogrammes with each ram, 15and one kilogramme with each lamb, with the required wine offerings. 16Also offer one male goat as a sin offering. Offer these in addition to the daily burnt offering with its grain offering and wine offering.

17On the second day offer twelve young bulls, two rams, and fourteen one-year-old male lambs, all without any defects. 18-19Offer with them all the other offerings required for the first day.

20On the third day offer eleven young bulls, two rams, and fourteen one-year-old male lambs, all without any defects. 21-22Offer with them all the other offerings required for the first day.

23On the fourth day offer ten young bulls, two rams, and fourteen one-year-old male lambs, all without any defects. 24-25Offer with them all the other offerings required for the first day.

26On the fifth day offer nine young bulls, two rams, and fourteen one-year-old male lambs, all without any defects. 27-28Offer with them all the other offerings required for the first day.

29On the sixth day offer eight young bulls, two rams, and fourteen one-year-old male lambs, all without any defects. 30-31Offer with them all the other offerings required for the first day.

32On the seventh day offer seven young bulls, two rams, and fourteen one-year-old male lambs, all without any defects. 33-34Offer with them all the other offerings required for the first day.

35On the eighth day gather for worship and do no work. 36Offer a burnt offering as a food offering to the LORD, a smell pleasing to him: one young bull, one ram, and seven one-year-old male lambs, all without any defects. 37-38Offer with them all the other offerings required for the first day.

39These are the regulations concerning the burnt offerings, grain offerings, wine offerings, and fellowship offerings that you are to make to the LORD at your appointed festivals. These are in addition to the offerings you give in fulfilment of a vow or as freewill offerings.

40So Moses told the people of Israel everything that the LORD had commanded him.