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Numbers 17:1-3

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The Budding of Aaron’s Staff

17:1 1 The Lord spoke to Moses: 17:2 “Speak to the Israelites, and receive from them a staff from each tribe, 2  one from every tribal leader, 3  twelve staffs; you must write each man’s name on his staff. 17:3 You must write Aaron’s name on the staff of Levi; for one staff is for the head of every tribe. 4 

1 sn Num 17:1 in the English Bible is 17:16 in the Hebrew text (BHS). See also the note on 16:36.

2 tn Heb “receive from them a rod, a rod from the house of a father.”

3 tn Heb “from every leader of them according to their fathers’ house.”

4 tn Heb “one rod for the head of their fathers’ house.”



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