Numbers 17:7

7 Moses placed the staffs before the LORD in the tent of the covenant law.

Numbers 17:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 And Moses laid up the rods before the LORD in the tabernacle of witness.
ESV
7 And Moses deposited the staffs before the LORD in the tent of the testimony.
NLT
7 Moses placed the staffs in the LORD ’s presence in the Tabernacle of the Covenant.
MSG
7 Moses laid out the staffs before God in the Tent of Testimony.
CSB
7 Moses placed the staffs before the Lord in the tent of the testimony.

Numbers 17:7 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 17:7

And Moses laid up the rods before the Lord in the tabernacle
of witness.
] In that part of the tabernacle where the testimony or witness was, that is, the law, which was in the ark, over which was the mercy seat, with the cherubim between which Jehovah dwelt, and this was the most holy place; and the rods being laid here, might be said to be laid before the Lord, who, by making a difference in one of those rods from the rest, would decide the controversy about the priesthood, which was the end of their being laid before him.

Numbers 17:7 In-Context

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 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 covenant law.
8 The next day Moses entered the tent and saw that Aaron’s staff, which represented the tribe of Levi, had not only sprouted but had budded, blossomed and produced almonds.
9 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.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Exodus 38:21; Acts 7:44