'Rod' in the Bible
“If a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod and he dies at his hand, he shall be punished.
For every tenth part of herd or flock, whatever passes under the rod, the tenth one shall be holy to the Lord.
“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,
and write Aaron’s name on the rod of Levi; for there is one rod for the head of each of their fathers’ households.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
“Take the rod; and you and your brother Aaron assemble the congregation and speak to the rock before their eyes, that it may yield its water. You shall thus bring forth water for them out of the rock and let the congregation and their beasts drink.”
So Moses took the rod from before the Lord, just as He had commanded him;
Then Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation and their beasts drank.
I will be a father to him and he will be a son to Me; when he commits iniquity, I will correct him with the rod of men and the strokes of the sons of men,
“Let Him remove His rod from me,And let not dread of Him terrify me.
Their houses are safe from fear,And the rod of God is not on them.
‘You shall break them with a rod of iron,You shall shatter them like earthenware.’”
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I fear no evil, for You are with me;Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Then I will punish their transgression with the rodAnd their iniquity with stripes.
On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found,But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding.
He who withholds his rod hates his son,But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his back,But the lips of the wise will protect them.
He who sows iniquity will reap vanity,And the rod of his fury will perish.
Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child;The rod of discipline will remove it far from him.
Do not hold back discipline from the child,Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die.
You shall strike him with the rodAnd rescue his soul from Sheol.
A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey,And a rod for the back of fools.
The rod and reproof give wisdom,But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.
For You shall break the yoke of their burden and the staff on their shoulders,The rod of their oppressor, as at the battle of Midian.
Woe to Assyria, the rod of My angerAnd the staff in whose hands is My indignation,
Is the axe to boast itself over the one who chops with it?Is the saw to exalt itself over the one who wields it?That would be like a club wielding those who lift it,Or like a rod lifting him who is not wood.
Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts, “O My people who dwell in Zion, do not fear the Assyrian who strikes you with the rod and lifts up his staff against you, the way Egypt did.
But with righteousness He will judge the poor,And decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth;And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth,And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked.
“Do not rejoice, O Philistia, all of you,Because the rod that struck you is broken;For from the serpent’s root a viper will come out,And its fruit will be a flying serpent.
For dill is not threshed with a threshing sledge,Nor is the cartwheel driven over cummin;But dill is beaten out with a rod, and cummin with a club.
For at the voice of the Lord Assyria will be terrified,When He strikes with the rod.
And every blow of the rod of punishment,Which the Lord will lay on him,Will be with the music of tambourines and lyres;And in battles, brandishing weapons, He will fight them.
The word of the Lord came to me saying, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” And I said, “I see a rod of an almond tree.”
I am the man who has seen afflictionBecause of the rod of His wrath.
‘Behold, the day! Behold, it is coming! Your doom has gone forth; the rod has budded, arrogance has blossomed.
Violence has grown into a rod of wickedness. None of them shall remain, none of their people, none of their wealth, nor anything eminent among them.
“I will make you pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant;
‘Sharpened to make a slaughter,Polished to flash like lightning!’Or shall we rejoice, the rod of My son despising every tree?
For there is a testing; and what if even the rod which despises will be no more?” declares the Lord God.
So He brought me there; and behold, there was a man whose appearance was like the appearance of bronze, with a line of flax and a measuring rod in his hand; and he was standing in the gateway.
And behold, there was a wall on the outside of the temple all around, and in the man’s hand was a measuring rod of six cubits, each of which was a cubit and a handbreadth. So he measured the thickness of the wall, one rod; and the height, one rod.
Then he went to the gate which faced east, went up its steps and measured the threshold of the gate, one rod in width; and the other threshold was one rod in width.
The guardroom was one rod long and one rod wide; and there were five cubits between the guardrooms. And the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate facing inward was one rod.
Then he measured the porch of the gate facing inward, one rod.
I saw also that the house had a raised platform all around; the foundations of the side chambers were a full rod of six long cubits in height.
“Now muster yourselves in troops, daughter of troops;They have laid siege against us;With a rod they will smite the judge of Israel on the cheek.
What do you desire? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love and a spirit of gentleness?
having a golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which was a golden jar holding the manna, and Aaron’s rod which budded, and the tables of the covenant;
and he shall rule them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of the potter are broken to pieces, as I also have received authority from My Father;
Then there was given me a measuring rod like a staff; and someone said, “Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar, and those who worship in it.
And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne.
From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.
The one who spoke with me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, and its gates and its wall.
The city is laid out as a square, and its length is as great as the width; and he measured the city with the rod, fifteen hundred miles; its length and width and height are equal.