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Numbers 17 :: New International Version (NIV)

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The Budding of Aaron’s Staff

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:1 - The LORD said to Moses,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:2 - “Speak to the Israelites and get twelve staffs from them, one from the leader of each of their ancestral tribes. Write the name of each man on his staff.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:3 - On the staff of Levi write Aaron’s name, for there must be one staff for the head of each ancestral tribe.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:4 - Place them in the tent of meeting in front of the ark of the covenant law, where I meet with you.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:5 - The staff belonging to the man I choose will sprout, and I will rid myself of this constant grumbling against you by the Israelites.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:6 - So Moses spoke to the Israelites, and their leaders gave him twelve staffs, one for the leader of each of their ancestral tribes, and Aaron’s staff was among them.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:7 - Moses placed the staffs before the LORD in the tent of the covenant law.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:8 - The next day Moses entered the tent and saw that Aaron’s staff, which represented the tribe of Levi, had not only sprouted but had budded, blossomed and produced almonds.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:9 - Then Moses brought out all the staffs from the LORD’s presence to all the Israelites. They looked at them, and each of the leaders took his own staff.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:10 - The LORD said to Moses, “Put back Aaron’s staff in front of the ark of the covenant law, to be kept as a sign to the rebellious. This will put an end to their grumbling against me, so that they will not die.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:11 - Moses did just as the LORD commanded him.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:12 - The Israelites said to Moses, “We will die! We are lost, we are all lost!

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:13 - Anyone who even comes near the tabernacle of the LORD will die. Are we all going to die?”
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