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Numbers 17

Aaron's rod among all the rods of the tribes only flourisheth.

Numbers 17:1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, Numbers 17:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of them a staff, a staff for each father's house, of all their princes according to the houses of their fathers, twelve staves: thou shalt write each one's name upon his staff. Numbers 17:3 And Aaron's name shalt thou write upon the staff of Levi; for one staff shall be for [each] head of their fathers' houses. Numbers 17:4 And thou shalt lay them up in the tent of meeting before the testimony, where I meet with you. Numbers 17:5 And it shall come to pass, that the man whom I shall choose, his staff shall bud forth; and I will make to cease from before me the murmurings of the children of Israel, that they murmur against you.

Numbers 17:6 And Moses spoke to the children of Israel, and all their princes gave him a staff, one staff for each prince according to their fathers' houses, twelve staves, and the staff of Aaron was among their staves. Numbers 17:7 And Moses laid the staves before Jehovah in the tent of the testimony. Numbers 17:8 And it came to pass, when on the morrow Moses went into the tent of the testimony, behold, the staff of Aaron for the house of Levi had budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and ripened almonds. Numbers 17:9 And Moses brought out all the staves from before Jehovah to all the children of Israel, and they looked and took each one his staff.

It is left for a monument against the rebels.

Numbers 17:10 And Jehovah said to Moses, Bring Aaron's staff again before the testimony, to be kept as a token for the sons of rebellion, that thou mayest put an end to their murmurings before me, that they may not die. Numbers 17:11 And Moses did so: as Jehovah had commanded him, so did he. Numbers 17:12 And the children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, Lo, we expire, we perish, we all perish. Numbers 17:13 Every one that comes at all near to the tabernacle of Jehovah shall die: shall we then expire altogether?

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