Numbers 17:1

Aaron's Staff Buds

1 [a] The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Numbers 17:1 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 17:1

And the Lord spake unto Moses
After the plague ceased, for the further confirmation of the priesthood in Aaron's family, another method is directed to by the Lord:

as follows.

Numbers 17:1 In-Context

1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
2 "Speak to the people of Israel, and get from them staffs, one for each fathers' house, from all their chiefs according to their fathers' houses, twelve staffs. 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 fathers' house.
4 Then you shall deposit them in the tent of meeting before the testimony, where I meet with you.
5 And the staff of the man whom I choose shall sprout. Thus I will make to cease from me the grumblings of the people of Israel, which they grumble against you."

Footnotes 1

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