Aaron's rod among all the rods of the tribes only flourisheth.
Numbers 17:1 And the LORD spake vnto Moses, saying, Numbers 17:2 Speake vnto the children of Israel, and take of euery one of them a rod, according to the house of their fathers, of all their princes, according to the house of their fathers, twelue rods: write thou euery mans name vpon his rodde. Numbers 17:3 And thou shalt write Aarons name vpon the rod of Leui: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers. Numbers 17:4 And thou shalt lay them vp in the Tabernacle of the Congregation, before the Testimony, where I will meet with you. Numbers 17:5 And it shall come to passe, that the mans rod whom I shall choose, shall blossome: and I will make to cease from mee the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby they murmure against you.
Numbers 17:6 And Moses spake vnto the children of Israel, and euery one of their Princes gaue him a rod a piece, for each Prince one, according to their fathers houses, [euen] twelue rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods. Numbers 17:7 And Moses layd vp the rods before the LORD, in the Tabernacle of Witnesse. Numbers 17:8 And it came to passe that on the morrow Moses went into the Tabernacle of Witnesse, and behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Leui was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossomes, and yeelded almonds. Numbers 17:9 And Moses brought out all the rods from before the LORD, vnto all the children of Israel: and they looked, and tooke euery man his rod.
It is left for a monument against the rebels.
Numbers 17:10 And the LORD said vnto Moses, Bring Aarons rod againe before the Testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels, and thou shalt quite take away their murmurings from me, that they die not. Numbers 17:11 And Moses did so: as the LORD commanded him, so did he. Numbers 17:12 And the children of Israel spake vnto Moses, saying, Behold, wee die, we perish, we all perish. Numbers 17:13 Whosoeuer commeth any thing neere vnto the Tabernacle of the LORD, shall die: Shall wee be consumed with dying?