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Numbers 27:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Why should the name of our father be withdrawn from among his family because he had no son?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.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— 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.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Wherefore should the name of our father be withdrawn, out of the midst of his family, because he had no son? Give ye unto us a possession, in the midst of the brethren of our father.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— why is the name of our father withdrawn from the midst of his family because he hath no son?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;'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And Moses referred their cause to the judgment of the Lord.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— 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.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Mosheh{gr.Moses} brought their case before the Lord.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— 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.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Why x4100
(4100) Complement
מָּה
mah
{maw}
A primitive particle; properly interrogitive what? (including how?, why? and when?); but also exclamations like what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjugational senses.
should the name 8034
{8034} Prime
שֵׁם
shem
{shame}
A primitive word (perhaps rather from H7760 through the idea of definite and conspicuous position; compare H8064); an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character.
of our father 1
{0001} Prime
אָב
'ab
{awb}
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
be done away 1639
{1639} Prime
גָּרַע
gara`
{gaw-rah'}
A primitive root; to scrape off; by implication to shave, remove, lessen or withhold.
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
from among 8432
{8432} Prime
תָּוֶךְ
tavek
{taw'-vek}
From an unused root meaning to sever; a bisection, that is, (by implication) the centre.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
his family, 4940
{4940} Prime
מִשְׁפָּחָה
mishpachah
{mish-paw-khaw'}
From H8192 (compare H8198); a family, that is, circle of relatives; figuratively a class (of persons), a species (of animals) or sort (of things); by extension a tribe or people.
because x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
he hath no x369
(0369) Complement
אַיִן
'ayin
{ah'-yin}
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
son? 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
Give 5414
{5414} Prime
נָתַן
nathan
{naw-than'}
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
unto us [therefore] a possession 272
{0272} Prime
אֲחֻזָּה
'achuzzah
{akh-ooz-zaw'}
Feminine passive participle of H0270; something seized, that is, a possession (especially of land).
among 8432
{8432} Prime
תָּוֶךְ
tavek
{taw'-vek}
From an unused root meaning to sever; a bisection, that is, (by implication) the centre.
the brethren 251
{0251} Prime
אָח
'ach
{awkh}
A primitive word; a brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance (like H0001)).
of our father. 1
{0001} Prime
אָב
'ab
{awb}
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Numbers 27:4

_ _ Give unto us a possession among the brethren of our father — Those young women perceived that the males only in families had been registered in the census. Because there were none in their household, their family was omitted. So they made known their grievance to Moses, and the authorities conjoined with him in administering justice. The case was important; and as the peculiarity of daughters being the sole members of a family would be no infrequent or uncommon occurrence, the law of inheritance, under divine authority, was extended not only to meet all similar cases, but other cases also — such as when there were no children left by the proprietor, and no brothers to succeed him. A distribution of the promised land was about to be made; and it is interesting to know the legal provision made in these comparatively rare cases for preserving a patrimony from being alienated to another tribe. (See on Numbers 36:5).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 27:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Numbers 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, Deuteronomy 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Why:

Exodus 32:11 And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?
Psalms 109:13 Let his posterity be cut off; [and] in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
Proverbs 13:9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

done away:
Heb. diminished

Give:

Joshua 17:4 And they came near before Eleazar the priest, and before Joshua the son of Nun, and before the princes, saying, The LORD commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our brethren. Therefore according to the commandment of the LORD he gave them an inheritance among the brethren of their father.
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