Numbers 17



Aaron's Staff Chosen

1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

1 The LORD instructed Moses,

1 And the Lord said to Moses,

2 "Speak to the sons of Israel, and get from them a rod for each father's household: twelve rods, from all their leaders according to their fathers' households. You shall write each name on his rod,

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of every one of them a rod according to the house of their fathers, of all their princes according to the house of their fathers twelve rods: write thou every man's name upon his rod.

2 "Tell the Israelis to take a rod one from each ancestral house, that is, one from every leader, for a total of twelve rods. Write each tribal name on his rod.

2 Speak to the Israelites and get from them rods or staves, one for each father's house, from all their leaders according to their father's houses, twelve rods. Write every man's name on his rod.

3 and write Aaron's name on the rod of Levi; for there is one rod for the head of each of their fathers' households.

3 And thou shalt write Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers.

3 You are also to write Aaron's name on the tribe of Levi, since there is to be one rod for every leader of their ancestral tribes.

3 And you shall write Aaron's name on the rod of Levi [his great-grandfather]. For there shall be one rod for the head of each father's house.

4 "You shall then deposit them in the tent of meeting in front of the testimony, where I meet with you.

4 And thou shalt lay them up in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where I will meet with you.

4 "Then lay them there in the Tent of Meeting in front of the Ark of the Covenant where I'll meet with you.

4 You shall lay them up in the Tent of Meeting before [the ark of] the Testimony, where I meet with you.

5 "It will come about that the rod of the man whom I choose will sprout. Thus I will lessen from upon Myself the grumblings of the sons of Israel, who are grumbling against you."

5 And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby they murmur against you.

5 The rod that belongs to the man whom I'll choose will burst into bloom. That's how I'll put a stop to the complaints of the Israelis, who are complaining against you."

5 And the rod of the man whom I choose shall bud, and I will make to cease from Me the murmurings of the Israelites, which they murmur against you.

6 Moses therefore spoke to the sons of Israel, and all their leaders gave him a rod apiece, for each leader according to their fathers' households, twelve rods, with the rod of Aaron among their rods.

6 And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, and every one of their princes gave him a rod apiece, for each prince one, according to their fathers' houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods.

6 So Moses spoke to the Israelis, and each of the tribe leaders gave him a rod, one for each leader, according to their ancestral tribes, for a total of twelve rods. Aaron's rod was one of them.

6 And Moses spoke to the Israelites, and every one of their leaders gave him a rod or staff, one for each leader according to their fathers' houses, twelve rods, and the rod of Aaron was among their rods.

7 So Moses deposited the rods before the LORD in the tent of the testimony.

7 And Moses laid up the rods before the LORD in the tabernacle of witness.

7 Then Moses laid out the rods in the LORD'S presence, inside the Tent of Testimony.

7 And Moses deposited the rods before the Lord in the Tent of the Testimony.

8 Now on the next day Moses went into the tent of the testimony; and behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi had sprouted and put forth buds and produced blossoms, and it bore ripe almonds.

8 And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.

8 The next morning, Moses went to the Tent of Testimony and the rod of Aaron of the tribe of Levi had burst into bloom! It sprouted buds, bloomed blossoms, and produced fully ripe almonds!

8 And the next day Moses went into the Tent of the Testimony, and behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi had sprouted and brought forth buds and produced blossoms and yielded [ripe] almonds.

9 Moses then brought out all the rods from the presence of the LORD to all the sons of Israel; and they looked, and each man took his rod.

9 And Moses brought out all the rods from before the LORD unto all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod.

9 Then Moses took out all the rods from the LORD's presence to show all the Israelis. Everybody looked, and then each man took his rod.

9 Moses brought out all the rods from before the Lord to all the Israelites; and they looked, and each man took his rod.

The Memorial

10 But the LORD said to Moses, "Put back the rod of Aaron before the testimony to be kept as a sign against the rebels, that you may put an end to their grumblings against Me, so that they will not die."

10 And the LORD said unto Moses, Bring Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels; and thou shalt quite take away their murmurings from me, that they die not.

10 Then the Lord instructed Moses, "Return Aaron's rod before the testimony to be kept for a reminder against the rebels so that you may put an end to their complaints against me and so that they won't die."

10 And the Lord told Moses, Put Aaron's rod back before the Testimony [in the ark], to be kept as a [warning] sign for the rebels; and you shall make an end of their murmurings against Me, lest they die.

11 Thus Moses did; just as the LORD had commanded him, so he did.

11 And Moses did so: as the LORD commanded him, so did he.

11 So Moses did exactly what the LORD had commanded him to do.

11 And Moses did so; as the Lord commanded him, so he did.

12 Then the sons of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, "Behold, we perish, we are dying, we are all dying!

12 And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish.

12 Then the Israelis told Moses, "We're sure to die! We're all going to perish all of us!

12 The Israelites said to Moses, Behold, we perish, we are undone, all undone!

13 "Everyone who comes near, who comes near to the tabernacle of the LORD, must die. Are we to perish completely?"

13 Whosoever cometh any thing near unto the tabernacle of the LORD shall die: shall we be consumed with dying?

13 Anyone who comes near or approaches the LORD's tent is to die. Are all of us going to die?"

13 Everyone who comes near, who comes near the tabernacle of the Lord, dies or shall die! Are we all to perish?



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