1 And Jehovah will speak to Moses, saying, 2 Speak to the sons of Israel, and take from them a rod, a rod according to the house of the father, from all the chiefs according to the house of their fathers, twelve rods: thou shalt write each his name upon his rod. 3 And Aaron's name shalt thou write upon the rod of Levi: for one rod is for the head of the house of their fathers. 4 And place them in the tent of appointment before the testimony, where I will pass over to you there. 5 And it was the man whom I shall desire him, his rod shall be fruitful: and I caused to cease from me the murmurings of the sons of Israel which they are murmuring against you.
6 And Moses will speak to the sons of Israel, and all their chiefs will give to him a rod for one chief, a rod for one chief, according to the house of their fathers, twelve rods: and Aaron's rod in the midst of their rods. 7 And Moses will place the rods before Jehovah in the tent of testimony.
8 And it shall be on the morrow, and Moses will go into the tent of testimony; and behold, Aaron's rod was fruitful for the house of Levi, and the blossom will come forth and the flower will flourish and will show almonds. 9 And Moses will bring forth all the rods from before Jehovah to all the sons of Israel: and they shall see and shall take each his rod. 10 And Jehovah will say to Moses, Turn back Aaron's rod before the testimony, for preservation, for a sign for the sons of contradiction; and thou shalt finish their murmurings from me, and they shall not die. 11 And Moses will do: as Jehovah commanded him, so did he.