Numbers 17:8

NET ©

On the next day Moses went into the tent of the testimony – and the staff of Aaron for the house of Levi had sprouted, and brought forth buds, and produced blossoms, and yielded almonds!

NIV ©

The next day Moses entered the Tent of the Testimony and saw that Aaron’s staff, which represented the house of Levi, had not only sprouted but had budded, blossomed and produced almonds.

NASB ©

Now on the next day Moses went into the tent of the testimony; and behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi had sprouted and put forth buds and produced blossoms, and it bore ripe almonds.

NLT ©

When he went into the Tabernacle of the Covenant the next day, he found that Aaron’s staff, representing the tribe of Levi, had sprouted, blossomed, and produced almonds!

MSG ©

Moses walked into the Tent of Testimony the next day and saw that Aaron's staff, the staff of the tribe of Levi, had in fact sprouted--buds, blossoms, and even ripe almonds!

BBE ©

Now on the day after, Moses went into the Tent of witness; and he saw that Aaron’s rod, the rod of the house of Levi, had put out buds, and was covered with buds and flowers and fruit.

NRSV ©

When Moses went into the tent of the covenant on the next day, the staff of Aaron for the house of Levi had sprouted. It put forth buds, produced blossoms, and bore ripe almonds.

NKJV ©

Now it came to pass on the next day that Moses went into the tabernacle of witness, and behold, the rod of Aaron, of the house of Levi, had sprouted and put forth buds, had produced blossoms and yielded ripe almonds.

KJV
And it came to pass, that on the morrow
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Moses
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went
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into the tabernacle
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of witness
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and, behold, the rod
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of Aaron
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for the house
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of Levi
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was budded
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and brought forth
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buds
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and bloomed
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blossoms
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and yielded
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almonds
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HEBREW
Mydqs
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lmgyw
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Uyu
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Uuyw
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xrp
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auyw
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ywl
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tybl
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Nrha
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hjm
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xrp
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hnhw
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twdeh
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lha
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la
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hsm
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abyw
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trxmm
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yhyw
<01961>
(17:8)
<17:23>
LXXM
(17:23) kai
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CONJ
egeneto
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V-AMI-3S
th
<3588>  
T-DSF
epaurion
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ADV
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
eishlyen
<1525>  
V-AAI-3S
mwushv
 
N-NSM
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
aarwn
<2>  
N-PRI
eiv
<1519>  
PREP
thn
<3588>  
T-ASF
skhnhn
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N-ASF
tou
<3588>  
T-GSN
marturiou
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N-GSN
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
idou
<2400>  
INJ
eblasthsen
<985>  
V-AAI-3S
h
<3588>  
T-NSF
rabdov
 
N-NSF
aarwn
<2>  
N-PRI
eiv
<1519>  
PREP
oikon
<3624>  
N-ASM
leui
<3017>  
N-PRI
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
exhnegken
<1627>  
V-AAI-3S
blaston
<986>  
N-ASM
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
exhnyhsen
 
V-AAI-3S
anyh
<438>  
N-APN
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
eblasthsen
<985>  
V-AAI-3S
karua
 
N-APN
NET © [draft] ITL
On the next day
<04283>
Moses
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went
<0935>
into
<0413>
the tent
<0168>
of the testimony
<05715>
– and
<02009>
the staff
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of Aaron
<0175>
for the house
<01004>
of Levi
<03878>
had sprouted
<06524>
, and brought forth
<03318>
buds
<06525>
, and produced
<06692>
blossoms
<06731>
, and yielded
<01580>
almonds
<08247>
!
NET © Notes

tn Here too the deictic particle (“and behold”) is added to draw attention to the sight in a vivid way.

sn There is no clear answer why the tribe of Levi had used an almond staff. The almond tree is one of the first to bud in the spring, and its white blossoms are a beautiful sign that winter is over. Its name became a name for “watcher”; Jeremiah plays on this name for God’s watching over his people (1:11-12).