'Rod' in the Bible
All the tithes from cattle and flocks that pass under the measuring rod are sacred to the LORD.
"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.
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.
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."
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.
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!
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.
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."
"Take the rod, gather the community together, and then you and your brother Aaron are to speak to the rock right before their eyes. It will release water. As you bring water to them from the rock, the community and the cattle will be able to drink."
So Moses took the rod in the LORD's presence, just as he had commanded.
Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod. Lots of water gushed out, and both the community and their cattle were able to drink.
I will be a father to him, and he will be to me a son who, when he commits iniquity, I will discipline with the rod wielded by armies and with wounds inflicted by human beings.
removing his rod from me, and not letting terror of him overwhelm me.
You will break them with an iron rod, you will shatter them like pottery."
Even when I walk through a valley of deep darkness, I will not be afraid because you are with me. Your rod and your staff they comfort me.
then I will punish their disobedience with a rod and their iniquity with lashes.
Wisdom characterizes the speech of the discerning, but the rod is for the backs of those lacking discernment.
What a fool says brings a rod to his back, but the words of the wise protect them.
A child's heart has a tendency to do wrong, but the rod of discipline removes it far away from him.
Don't withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with a rod, he won't die.
Punish him with a rod, and you will rescue his soul from Sheol.
A whip is for the horses, a bridle is for the donkey, a rod is for the back of fools.
The rod and rebuke bestow wisdom, but an undisciplined child brings shame to his mother.
Now as to the yoke that has been his burden, and the bar laid on his shoulder the rod of his oppressor you have broken it as on the day of Midian.
"How terrible it will be for Assyria, the rod of my anger! The club is in their hands!
"Does the ax exalt itself over the one who swings it? Or does the saw magnify itself in opposition to the one who wields it? As if a rod were to wield those who lift it, or as if a club were to brandish the one who is not wood!
Therefore this is what the Lord GOD of the Heavenly Armies says: "My people, you who live in Zion, don't be afraid of the Assyrians, of the rod that beats you, who lift up their club against you as the Egyptians did.
but with righteousness he will judge the needy, and decide with equity for earth's poor. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and the wicked will be killed with the breath of his lips.
"Don't rejoice, all of you Philistines, that the rod that struck you is broken, because from the snake's root a viper will spring up, and its offspring will be a darting, poisonous serpent.
For caraway is not threshed with a sharp sledge, nor is a cart wheel rolled over cumin. Instead, caraway is winnowed with a stick, and cumin with a rod.
And every stroke of his punishing rod that the LORD brings down on them will be to the sound of tambourines and harps, as he fights against her in battle with a brandished arm.
Mourn for him, all who live around him, and all who know his name. Say, "Oh how the mighty rod is broken, the glorious staff.'
I am a man familiar with affliction under the rod of God's anger.
"I'll cause you to pass under the rod until I will have brought you into the bond of the covenant.
My people seek counsel from their piece of wood, and their diviner's rod speaks to them. For a spirit of prostitution causes them to go astray; in their immorality they desert their God.
"Now marshal yourselves as troops. He has laid siege to us. They will strike the judge of Israel on the cheek with a rod."
The voice of the LORD cries out to the city wisdom fears your name: "Heed the rod, and the one who prepared it!
Use your rod to shepherd your people, the flock that belongs to you, that lives alone in the forest of Carmel. Let them find pasture in Bashan and Gilead, as they did long ago.
Then I was given a stick like a measuring rod. I was told, "Stand up and measure the Temple of God and the altar, and count those who worship there.
A sharp sword comes out of his mouth to strike down the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod and tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.
The angel who was talking to me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, its gates, and its walls.
The city was cubic in shape: its length was the same as its width. He measured the city with his rod, and it measured at 12,000 stadia:Its length, width, and height were the same.