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, after the house of their fathers, of all their princes according to the familie of their fathers, euen twelue rods: and thou shalt write euery mans name vpon his rod. Numbers 17:3 And write Aarons name vpon the rod of Leui: for euery rodde shalbe for the head of the house of their fathers. Numbers 17:4 And thou shalt put them in the Tabernacle of the Congregation, before the Arke of the Testimonie, where I wil declare my selfe to you. Numbers 17:5 And the mans rod, whome I chuse, shall blossome: and I will make cease from mee the grudgings of the children of Israel, which grudge against you.
Numbers 17:6 Then Moses spake vnto the children of Israel, and al their princes gaue him a rod, one rod for euery Prince, according to the houses of their fathers, euen twelue rods, and the rod of Aaron was among their roddes. Numbers 17:7 And Moses layde the rods before the Lord in the Tabernacle of the Testimonie. Numbers 17:8 And when Moses on the morow went into the Tabernacle of the Testimonie, beholde, the rod of Aaron for the house of Leui was budded, and brought forth buddes, & brought forth blossoms, and bare ripe almondes. Numbers 17:9 Then Moses brought out all the rods from before the Lorde vnto all the children of Israel: and they looked vpon them, & tooke euery man his rodde.
It is left for a monument against the rebels.
Numbers 17:10 After, the Lord said vnto Moses, Bring Aarons rod againe before the Testimonie to bee kept for a token to the rebellious children, and thou shalt cause their murmurings to cease from me, that they dye not. Numbers 17:11 So Moses did as the Lord had commanded him: so did he. Numbers 17:12 And the children of Israel spake vnto Moses, saying, Behold, we are dead, we perish, we are all lost: Numbers 17:13 Whosoeuer commeth neere, or approcheth to the Tabernacle of the Lorde, shal dye: shal we be consumed and dye?