Aaron's rod among all the rods of the tribes only flourisheth.
Numbers 17:1 And the Lord spake vnto Moses sayinge: Numbers 17:2 speake vnto the chyldren of Israel and take of them for euery principal house a rodde, of theyr prynces ouer the houses of their fathers: euen .xij. roddes, & write euery mans name vpon his rod. Numbers 17:3 And write Aaron a name vpon the state of Leui: for euerye headman ouer the house of theyr fathers shal haue a rodde. Numbers 17:4 And put them in the tabernacle of wytnesse where I wyll mete you. Numbers 17:5 And hys rodde whome I chose, shall blossome: So I wyl make cease from me the grudgynges of the chyldren of Israel whyche they grudge agaynst you.
Numbers 17:6 And Moses spake vnto the chyldren of Israel, and al the princes gaue him for euery prynce ouer theyr fathers houses, a rod: euen .xij. rods, and the rod of Aaron was among the roddes. Numbers 17:7 And Moses put the roddes before the Lord in þe tabernacle of witnes. Numbers 17:8 And on the morow, Moses wente into the tabernacle: and beholde the rodd of Aaron of the house of Leuy was budded & bare blossoms and almondes. Numbers 17:9 And Moses brought out all the staues frome before the Lorde, vnto all the children of Israel, & they loked vpon them and toke euery man hys staffe.
It is left for a monument against the rebels.
Numbers 17:10 And the Lorde sayed vnto Moses: bryng Aarons rod agayne before the wytnes to be kepte for a token vnto the chyldren of rebellyon, that theyr murmurynges may cease fro me, that they dye not. Numbers 17:11 And Moses did as the Lorde commaunded hym. Numbers 17:12 And the chyldren of Israell spake vnto Moses sayinge: beholde, wee are destroyed and all come to nought: Numbers 17:13 for whosoeuer cometh nye the dwellynge of the Lorde, dyeth. Shall we vtterlye consume away.