Aaron's rod among all the rods of the tribes only flourisheth.
Numbers 17:1 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, saying: Numbers 17:2 speake vnto the children of Israel: and take of euery prynce of them a rodd, after the houses of their fathers, euen twelue roddes: and write euery mans name vpon his rodd. Numbers 17:3 And wryte Aarons name vpon the rodd of Leui: for euery rodd is for a house of their fathers. Numbers 17:4 And put them in the tabernacle of witnes, euen in the place where I mete you. Numbers 17:5 And the mans rod whom I chose, shall blossome. And I wyll make cease from me the grudgynges of the chyldren of Israel, whereby they grudge agaynst you.
Numbers 17:6 And Moses spake vnto the chyldren of Israel, and all the prynces gaue hym euery prince ouer their fathers houses, a rod, euen twelue roddes: and the rodd of Aaron was among the roddes. Numbers 17:7 And Moses put the roddes before the Lorde in the tabernacle of witnes. Numbers 17:8 And on the morowe, Moses went into the tabernacle of witnes: and beholde, the rodd of Aaron for the house of Leui was budded, and bare blossomes and almondes. Numbers 17:9 And Moses brought out all the roddes from before the Lorde vnto all the chyldren of Israel: and they loked vpon them, and toke euery man his rodd.
It is left for a monument against the rebels.
Numbers 17:10 And the Lord sayde vnto Moses: bring Aarons rod agayne before the witnes to be kepte for a token of the childrens rebellyon, and that their murmuring maye cease from me, and that they dye not. Numbers 17:11 And Moses dyd as the Lorde commaunded him, euen so dyd he. Numbers 17:12 And the children of Israel spake vnto Moses, saying: beholde, we are wasted awaye & consumed: we all come to naught: Numbers 17:13 whosoeuer commeth nye the dwellyng of the Lord, dyeth. Shall we vtterly consume awaye?