Numbers 17:1

The Budding of Aaron’s Staff

1 The LORD said to Moses,

Numbers 17:1 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
English Standard Version (ESV)
1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
New Living Translation (NLT)
1 Then the LORD said to Moses,
The Message Bible (MSG)
1 God spoke to Moses:
American Standard Version (ASV)
1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
1 The LORD said to Moses,
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
1 The LORD spoke to Moses. He said,

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 said to Moses,
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 On the staff of Levi write Aaron’s name, for there must be one staff for the head of each ancestral tribe.
4 Place them in the tent of meeting in front of the ark of the covenant law, where I meet with 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.”
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