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Numbers 17 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Lord instructed Moses: 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 "Speak to the Israelites and take one staff from them for each ancestral house, 12 staffs from all the leaders of their ancestral houses. Write each man's name on 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 Write Aaron's name on Levi's staff, because there must be one staff for the head of each ancestral house. 3 On the staff of Levi write Aaron's name, for there must be one staff for the head of each ancestral tribe.
4 Then place them in the tent of meeting in front of 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 The staff of the man I choose will sprout, and I will rid Myself of the Israelites' complaints that they have been making about 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 So Moses spoke to the Israelites, and each of their leaders gave him a staff, one for each of the leaders of their ancestral houses, 12 staffs [in all]. Aaron's staff was among them. 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 Moses placed the staffs before the Lord in the tent of the testimony. 7 Moses placed the staffs before the LORD in the Tent of the Testimony.
8 The next day Moses entered the tent of the testimony and saw that Aaron's staff, representing the house of Levi, had sprouted, formed buds, blossomed, and produced 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 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. 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 The Lord told Moses, "Put Aaron's rod back in front of the testimony to be kept as a sign for the rebels, so that you may put an end to their complaints before Me, or else they will 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 So Moses did as the Lord commanded him. 11 Moses did just as the LORD commanded him.
12 Then the Israelites declared to Moses, "Look, we're perishing! We're lost; we're all lost! 12 The Israelites said to Moses, "We will die! We are lost, we are all lost!
13 Anyone who comes near the Lord's tabernacle will die. Will we all perish?" 13 Anyone who even comes near the tabernacle of the LORD will die. Are we all going to die?"