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.”