Numbers 17 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of them a staff, a staff for each father's house, of all their princes according to the houses of their fathers, twelve staves: thou shalt write each one's name upon his staff. 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.
3 And Aaron's name shalt thou write upon the staff of Levi; for one staff shall be for [each] head of their fathers' houses. 3 On the staff of Levi write Aaron's name, for there must be one staff for the head of each ancestral tribe.
4 And thou shalt lay them up in the tent of meeting before the testimony, where I meet with you. 4 Place them in the Tent of Meeting in front of the Testimony, where I meet with you.
5 And it shall come to pass, that the man whom I shall choose, his staff shall bud forth; and I will make to cease from before me the murmurings of the children of Israel, that they murmur against you. 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."
6 And Moses spoke to the children of Israel, and all their princes gave him a staff, one staff for each prince according to their fathers' houses, twelve staves, and the staff of Aaron was among their staves. 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.
7 And Moses laid the staves before Jehovah in the tent of the testimony. 7 Moses placed the staffs before the LORD in the Tent of the Testimony.
8 And it came to pass, when on the morrow Moses went into the tent of the testimony, behold, the staff of Aaron for the house of Levi had budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and ripened almonds. 8 The next day Moses entered the Tent of the Testimony and saw that Aaron's staff, which represented the house of Levi, had not only sprouted but had budded, blossomed and produced almonds.
9 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. 9 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.
10 And Jehovah said to Moses, Bring Aaron's staff again before the testimony, to be kept as a token for the sons of rebellion, that thou mayest put an end to their murmurings before me, that they may not die. 10 The LORD said to Moses, "Put back Aaron's staff in front of the Testimony, 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."
11 And Moses did so: as Jehovah had commanded him, so did he. 11 Moses did just as the LORD commanded him.
12 And the children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, Lo, we expire, we perish, we all perish. 12 The Israelites said to Moses, "We will die! We are lost, we are all lost!
13 Every one that comes at all near to the tabernacle of Jehovah shall die: shall we then expire altogether? 13 Anyone who even comes near the tabernacle of the LORD will die. Are we all going to die?"