Numbers 17 NRS

1 a The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

References for Numbers 17:1

    •  17:1 - Ch 17.16 in Heb
      2 Speak to the Israelites, and get twelve staffs from them, one for each ancestral house, from all the leaders of their ancestral houses. Write each man's name on his staff,
      3 and write Aaron's name on the staff of Levi. For there shall be one staff for the head of each ancestral house.
      4 Place them in the tent of meeting before the covenant, b where I meet with you.

      References for Numbers 17:4

        •  17:4 - Or [treaty], or [testimony]; Heb [eduth]
          5 And the staff of the man whom I choose shall sprout; thus I will put a stop to the complaints of the Israelites that they continually make against you.
          6 Moses spoke to the Israelites; and all their leaders gave him staffs, one for each leader, according to their ancestral houses, twelve staffs; and the staff of Aaron was among theirs.
          7 So Moses placed the staffs before the Lord in the tent of the covenant. c

          References for Numbers 17:7

            • ‘ 17:7 - Or [treaty], or [testimony]; Heb [eduth]
              8 When Moses went into the tent of the covenant d on the next day, the staff of Aaron for the house of Levi had sprouted. It put forth buds, produced blossoms, and bore ripe almonds.

              References for Numbers 17:8

                • ’ 17:8 - Or [treaty], or [testimony]; Heb [eduth]
                  9 Then Moses brought out all the staffs from before the Lord to all the Israelites; and they looked, and each man took his staff.
                  10 And the Lord said to Moses, "Put back the staff of Aaron before the covenant, e to be kept as a warning to rebels, so that you may make an end of their complaints against me, or else they will die."

                  References for Numbers 17:10

                    • “ 17:10 - Or [treaty], or [testimony]; Heb [eduth]
                      11 Moses did so; just as the Lord commanded him, so he did.
                      12 The Israelites said to Moses, "We are perishing; we are lost, all of us are lost!
                      13 Everyone who approaches the tabernacle of the Lord will die. Are we all to perish?"