2 Speak unto he sans of Israel and take of them one staff each for an ancestral house of all their princes, by their ancestral houses, twelve staves, - each man's name, shalt thou write upon his staff; 3 and, Aaron's name, shalt thou write upon the staff of Levi, - for, one staff, shall there be for the head of their ancestral house. 4 Then shalt thou lay them up in the tent of meeting, - before the testimony, where I meet with you. 5 So shall it come to pass, that, the man whom I shall choose, his staff, shall bud, - so will I cause to cease from against me the murmurings of the sons of Israel, wherewith they, are murmuring against you.
6 And Moses spake unto the sons of Israel and every one of their princes gave unto him, a staff apiece, for each prince, by their ancestral houses, twelve staves, - and the staff of Aaron, was in the midst of their staves. 7 So Moses laid up the staves before Yahweh, - in the tent of the testimony.
8 And it came to pass, on the morrow, that Moses entered into the tent of the testimony; and lo! the staff of Aaron for the house of Levi, had budded, - yea it had brought forth buds and bloomed blossoms, and borne ripe almonds. 9 So then Moses brought forth all the staves, from before Yahweh, unto all the sons of Israel, - and they saw and took, each man his own staff. 10 And Yahweh said unto Moses - Put back the rod of Aaron, before the testimony, to be kept as a sign unto such as are perverse, - that thou mayest bring to an end their murmurings against me that they die not. 11 Thus did Moses, - as Yahweh commanded him, so, did he.
12 Then spake the sons of Israel unto Moses saying: Lo! we have breathed our last - we are lost, we are, all, lost: 13 whosoever draweth near - draweth near - unto the habitation of Yahweh, dieth, - are we ever to have made an end of breathing our last?