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Numbers 17 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Aaron’s Staff Buds

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[fn]Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:2 - “Speak to the sons of Israel, and obtain from them a staff for each father’s household: twelve staffs, from all their leaders for their fathers’ households. You shall write each man’s name on his staff,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:3 - and write Aaron’s name on the staff of Levi; for there is to be one staff for the head of each of their fathers’ households.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:4 - “You shall then leave them in the tent of meeting in front of the testimony, where I meet with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:5 - “And it will come about that the staff of the man whom I choose will sprout. So I will relieve Myself of the grumblings of the sons of Israel, who are grumbling against you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:6 - So Moses spoke to the sons of Israel, and all their leaders gave him a staff, one for each leader, for their fathers’ households, twelve staffs in all, with the staff of Aaron among their staffs.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:7 - Then Moses left the staffs before the LORD in the tent of the testimony.
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Now on the next day Moses went into the tent of the testimony; and behold, Aaron’s staff for the house of Levi had sprouted and produced buds and bloomed with blossoms, and it yielded ripe almonds.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:9 - Moses then brought out all the staffs from the presence of the LORD to all the sons of Israel; and they looked, and each man took his staff.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:10 - But the LORD said to Moses, “Put the staff of Aaron back in front of the testimony [fn]to be kept as a sign against the [fn]rebels, so that you may put an end to their grumblings against Me and they do not die.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:11 - Moses did so; just as the LORD had commanded him, so he did.
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Then the sons of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, “Behold, we are passing away, we are perishing, we are all perishing!

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:13 - “Everyone who comes near, who comes near to the tabernacle of the LORD, must die. Are we to perish completely?”
NASB20 Footnotes
Ch 17:16 in Heb
Lit for preserving
Lit sons of rebellion

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