Aaron's rod among all the rods of the tribes only flourisheth.
Numbers 17:1 And ye LORDE spake vnto Moses, & sayde Numbers 17:2 Speake to the children of Israel, & take of the twolue staues, of euery captayne of his fathers house one, and wryte euery mans name vpon his staffe. Numbers 17:3 But Aarons name shalt thou wryte vpon the staffe of Leui. For euery heade of their fathers house shal haue a staffe. Numbers 17:4 And laye the in the Tabernacle of witnesse, before the witnesse where I testifie vnto you. Numbers 17:5 And loke whom I shall chose, his staffe shal florishe, yt I maye stylle the grudginges of the children of Israel, which they grudge agaynst you.
Numbers 17:6 And Moses spake vnto the childre of Israel, & all their captaynes gaue him twolue staues, euery captayne a staffe, after ye house of their fathers. And Aarons staffe was amonge their staues also. Numbers 17:7 And Moses layed the staues before the LORDE in the Tabernacle of witnesse. Numbers 17:8 On the morow wha Moses wete in to ye Tabernacle of witnesse, he foude yt Aaros rodde of the house of Leui florished, and brought forth blossoms, & bare allmondes. Numbers 17:9 And Moses brought forth all ye staues fro ye LORDE before all ye childre of Israel, that they might se it. And they toke euery ma his staffe.
It is left for a monument against the rebels.
Numbers 17:10 The LORDE sayde vnto Moses: Bringe Aaros staffe againe before the wytnesse, yt it maye be kepte for a toke to the children of rebellion, that their murmuringes maye ceasse fro me, lest they dye. Numbers 17:11 Moses dyd as ye LORDE comaunded him. Numbers 17:12 And ye childre of Israel sayde vnto Moses: Beholde, we cosume awaie, we are destroied, & perishe. Numbers 17:13 Who so cometh nye ye dwellynge place of ye LORDE, he dyeth. Shal we the vtterly cosume awaie?