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Numbers 17:9 ASV
And Moses brought out all the rods from before Jehovah unto all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod.
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Numbers 17:9 BBE
Then Moses took out all the rods from before the Lord, and gave them back to the children of Israel: and they saw them, and every man took his rod.
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Numbers 17:9 CEB
Moses brought out all the staffs from the LORD's presence to the Israelites. They saw what happened, and each person took back his staff.
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Numbers 17:9 CJB
Moshe brought out all the staffs from before ADONAI to all the people of Isra'el, and they looked, and each man took back his staff.
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Numbers 17:9 RHE
Moses therefore brought out all the rods from before the Lord to all the children of Israel: and they saw, and every one received their rods.
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Numbers 17:9 ESV
Then Moses brought out all the staffs from before the LORD to all the people of Israel. And they looked, and each man took his staff.
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Numbers 17:9 GW
Moses brought out the staffs from the LORD's presence and showed them to all the Israelites. They looked at them, and each man took his staff.
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Numbers 17:9 GNT
Moses took all the sticks and showed them to the Israelites. They saw what had happened, and each leader took his own stick back.
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Numbers 17:9 HNV
Moshe brought out all the rods from before the LORD to all the children of Yisra'el: and they looked, and took every man his rod.
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Numbers 17:9 CSB
Moses then brought out all the staffs from the Lord's presence to all the Israelites. They saw [them], and each man took his own staff.
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Numbers 17:9 KJV
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.
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Numbers 17:9 LEB
Then Moses brought out to all the {Israelites} all the staffs before the presence of Yahweh, and they saw, and each man took his staff.
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Numbers 17:9 NAS
Moses then brought out all the rods from the presence of the LORD to all the sons of Israel; and they looked, and each man took his rod.
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Numbers 17:9 NCV
So Moses brought out to the Israelites all the walking sticks from the Lord's presence. They all looked, and each man took back his stick.
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Numbers 17:9 NIRV
Then Moses brought out all of the staffs from in front of the Lord. He brought them to all of the people of Israel. They looked at them. And each man took his own staff.
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Numbers 17:9 NIV
Then Moses brought out all the staffs from the LORD's presence to all the Israelites. They looked at them, and each man took his own staff.
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Numbers 17:9 NKJV
Then Moses brought out all the rods from before the Lord to all the children of Israel; and they looked, and each man took his rod.
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Numbers 17:9 NLT
When Moses brought all the staffs out from the LORD's presence, he showed them to the people. Each man claimed his own staff.
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Numbers 17:9 NRS
Then Moses brought out all the staffs from before the Lord to all the Israelites; and they looked, and each man took his staff.
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Numbers 17:9 RSV
Then Moses brought out all the rods from before the LORD to all the people of Israel; and they looked, and each man took his rod.
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Numbers 17:9 DBY
And Moses brought out all the staves from before Jehovah to all the children of Israel, and they looked and took each one his staff.
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Numbers 17:9 MSG
Moses brought out all the staffs from God's presence and presented them to the People of Israel. They took a good look. Each leader took the staff with his name on it.
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Numbers 17:9 WBT
And Moses brought out all the rods from before the LORD to all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod.
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Numbers 17:9 TMB
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.
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Numbers 17:9 TNIV
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.
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Numbers 17:9 TYN
And Moses broughte out all the staues from before the Lorde vnto all the childern of Israel and thei loked apon them and toke euery man his staffe.
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Numbers 17:9 WEB
Moses brought out all the rods from before Yahweh to all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod.
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Numbers 17:9 WYC
Therefore Moses brought forth all the rods from the sight of the Lord to all the sons of Israel; and they saw, and received each his rod. (And so Moses brought out all the staffs from before the Lord to all the Israelites; and they looked at all of them, and then each man received back his own staff.)
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Numbers 17:9 YLT
and Moses bringeth out all the rods from before Jehovah, unto all the sons of Israel, and they look, and take each his rod.
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Numbers 17 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 17

Twelve rods laid up before the Lord. (1-7) Aaron's rod buds, and is kept for a memorial. (8-13)

Verses 1-7 It is an instance of the grace of God, that, having wrought divers miracles to punish sin, he would work one more to prevent it. Twelve rods or staves were to be brought in. It is probable that they were the staves which the princes used as ensigns of their authority; old dry staves, that had no sap in them. They were to expect that the rod of the tribe, or prince, whom God chose to the priesthood, should bud and blossom. Moses did not object that the matter was sufficiently settled already; he did not undertake to determine it; but left the case before the Lord.

Verses 8-13 While all the other rods remained as they were. Aaron's rod became a living branch. In some places there were buds, in others blossoms, in others fruit, at the same time; all this was miraculous. Thus Aaron was manifested to be under the special blessing of Heaven. Fruitfulness is the best evidence of a Divine call; and the plants of God's setting, and the boughs cut off them, will flourish. This rod was preserved, to take away the murmurings of the people, that they might not die. The design of God, in all his providences, and in the memorials of them, is to take away sin. Christ was manifested to take away sin. Christ is expressly called a rod out of the stem of Jesse: little prospect was there, according to human views, that he should ever flourish. But the dry rod revived and blossomed to the confusion of his adversaries. The people cry, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish! This was the language of a repining people, quarrelling with the judgments of God, which by their own pride and obstinacy they brought upon themselves. It is very wicked to fret against God when we are in affliction, and in our distress thus to trespass yet more. If we die, if we perish, it is of ourselves, and the blame will be upon our own heads. When God judges, he will overcome, and will oblige the most obstinate gainsayers to confess their folly. And how great are our mercies, that we have a clearer and a better dispensation, established upon better promises!

Numbers 17 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 17

Numbers 17:1-13 . AARON'S ROD FLOURISHES.

2-5. Speak unto the children of Israel--The controversy with Moses and Aaron about the priesthood was of such a nature and magnitude as required a decisive and authoritative settlement. For the removal of all doubts and the silencing of all murmuring in the future regarding the holder of the office, a miracle was wrought of a remarkable character and permanent duration; and in the manner of performing it, all the people were made to have a direct and special interest.
take of every one . . . princes . . . twelve rods--As the princes, being the oldest sons of the chief family, and heads of their tribes, might have advanced the best claims to the priesthood, if that sacred dignity was to be shared among all the tribes, they were therefore selected, and being twelve in number--that of Joseph being counted only one--Moses was ordered to see that the name of each was inscribed--a practice borrowed from the Egyptians--upon his rod or wand of office. The name of Aaron rather than of Levi was used, as the latter name would have opened a door of controversy among the Levites; and as there was to be one rod only for the head of each tribe, the express appointment of a rod for Aaron determined him to be the head of that tribe, as well as that branch or family of the tribe to which the priestly dignity should belong. These rods were to be laid in the tabernacle close to the ark (compare Numbers 17:10 and Hebrews 9:4 ), where a divine token was promised that would for all time terminate the dispute.

6. the rod of Aaron was among their rods--either one of the twelve, or, as many suppose, a thirteenth in the midst ( Hebrews 9:4 ). The rods were of dry sticks or wands, probably old, as transmitted from one head of the family to a succeeding.

8. Moses went into the tabernacle--being privileged to do so on this occasion by the special command of God. And he there beheld the remarkable spectacle of Aaron's rod--which, according to JOSEPHUS, was a stick of an almond tree, bearing fruit in three different stages at once--buds, blossoms, and fruit.

10. Bring Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels--For if, after all admonitions and judgments, seconded by miracles, the people should still rebel, they would certainly pay the penalty by death.

12, 13. Behold, we die, we perish--an exclamation of fear, both from the remembrance of former judgments, and the apprehension of future relapses into murmuring.

13. cometh any thing near--that is, nearer than he ought to do; an error into which many may fall. Will the stern justice of God overtake every slight offense? We shall all be destroyed. Some, however, regard this exclamation as the symptom or a new discontent, rather than the indication of a reverential and submissive spirit. Let us fear and sin not.