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Numbers 17

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1 And the Lord said unto Moses, saying:
2 say unto the sons of Israel, and take from them a rod from the tribe, from all their rulers over the tribes, twelve rods, and write each name on his rod;
3 write the name of Aaron on the rod with Levi, for one rod from the chief of their tribe [they must give];
4 and put them in the tent of meeting, before the [ark] of the testimony, where I am unto you;
5 and whom I choose, the rod will blossom; and so I will calm the murmur of the sons of Israel, with which they grumble against you.
6 And Moses said unto the sons of Israel, and all their rulers gave him, from every ruler over a rod, twelve rods over their knees, and the rod of Aaron was among their rods.
7 And Moses laid rods before the Lord in the tabernacle of revelation.

eight The next day, Moses entered the tabernacle of revelation, and behold, the rod of Aaron, from the house of Levi, blossomed, put forth buds, gave color, and brought almonds.
nine And Moses brought forth all the rods from the presence of the Lord to all the sons of Israel. And they saw it, and each took his rod.
ten And the Lord said to Moses: Put again the rod of Aaron before the [ark] of revelation for preservation, as a sign to the disobedient, so that their murmurings stop on Me, and they do not die.
eleven Moses did it; as the Lord commanded him, so he did.
12 And the sons of Israel said unto Moses, Behold, we are dying, perishing, all perishing!
13 everyone who approaches the tabernacle of the Lord dies: do not we all have to die?

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