Verses 1-9 – Zelophehad had five daughters but no sons. After he died, the daughters went to Moses to ask for land inheritance. Inheritance usually only went to the male line. Now the question of marriage outside their tribe arose. Moses commanded that the daughters could only marry within their own clan or tribe; keep the land in that tribe.
Verse 13 – The book of Numbers covers 39 years and closes with the Israelite’s on the east side of the Jordan with the promise land in sight. In 1 Corinthians 10:1-12, the apostle Paul warns us to not make the same mistakes the Israelite’s made which are; (1) unbelief, (2) longing for the past, (3) avoid complaining, (4) and don’t compromise with the ways of God.