Numbers 17:2-10 King James Version

2  Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of every one of them a rod according to the house of their fathers, of all their princes according to the house of their fathers twelve rods: write thou every man's name upon his rod. 3  And thou shalt write Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers. 4  And thou shalt lay them up in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where I will meet with you. 5  And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby they murmur against you. 6  And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, and every one of their princes gave him a rod [1] apiece, for each prince one, according to their fathers' houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods. 7  And Moses laid up the rods before the Lord in the tabernacle of witness.

8  And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds. 9  And Moses brought out all the rods from before the Lord unto all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod. 10  And the Lord said unto Moses, Bring Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels; [2] and thou shalt quite take away their murmurings from me, that they die not.


Footnotes

[1] 17:6 a rod...: Heb. a rod for one prince, a rod for one prince

[2] 17:10 rebels: Heb. children of rebellion

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