And they said, The LORD commanded my lord to give the land for an inheritance by lot to the children of Israel: and my lord was commanded by the LORD to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother unto his daughters.
And they said,.... One in the name of the rest:
The LORD commanded my lord; that is, Moses, whom they address in a very respectable manner, being the chief governor of the nation under God:
to give the land for an inheritance by lot to the children of Israel; which command may be seen, in Numbers 26:53:
and my lord was commanded by the LORD to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother; or kinsman, being of the same tribe:
unto his daughters; who sued for it, and upon Moses's consulting the Lord about it, it was ordered they should have it, Numbers 27:1 and which these princes observed was likely to be attended with the following inconvenience.