Numbers 17:8

Overview - Numbers 17
Aaron's rod, among all the rods of the tribes, only flourishes.
10 It is left for a monument against the rebels.
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Numbers 17:8  (King James Version)
And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.
 


the rod of Aaron
This fact was so unquestionably miraculous, that no doubt could remain on the minds of the people, or the envious chiefs, of the divine appointment of Aaron: and as there were buds, blossoms, and fruit on the rod at the same time, which was never the case with branches in the natural and ordinary course, this evidently proved the miracle, and took away all suspicion of the fraud which has been impiously suggested, that Moses had taken away Aaron's rod in the night time, and put a living branch of an almond tree in the room of it. A sceptre or staff of office resuming its vegetative life, was considered an absolute impossibility among the ancients; and as they were accustomed to swear by their sceptres, this circumstance was added to confirm the oath.

budded
5 ; Genesis 40:10 ; Psalms 110:2 ; Psalms 132:17 Psalms 132:18 Solomon 2:3 ; Isaiah 4:2 ; Ezekiel 17:24
Ezekiel 19:12 Ezekiel 19:14 ; John 15:1-6
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