Numbers 17:3-13 KJV

3 And thou shalt write Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers.
4 And thou shalt lay them up in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where I will meet with you.
5 And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose , shall blossom : and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby they murmur against you.
6 And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, and every one of their princes gave him a roda apiece, for each prince * one *, according to their fathers' houses, even twelve * rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods.

References for Numbers 17:6

    • ‡ 17:6 - a rod...: Heb. a rod for one prince, a rod for one prince
      7 And Moses laid up the rods before the LORD in the tabernacle of witness.
      8 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.
      9 And Moses brought out all the rods from before the LORD unto all the children of Israel: and they looked , and took every man his rod.
      10 And the LORD said unto Moses, Bring Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels * ;b and thou shalt quite take away their murmurings from me, that they die not.

      References for Numbers 17:10

        • ˆ 17:10 - rebels: Heb. children of rebellion
          11 And Moses did so: as the LORD commanded him, so did he.
          12 And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying , Behold, we die , we perish , we all perish .
          13 Whosoever cometh any thing near unto the tabernacle of the LORD shall die : shall we be consumed with dying ?