The Webster Bible
Numbers, Chapter 17

   1: And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
   2: Speak to the children of Israel, and take of every one of them a rod according to the house of [their] fathers, of all their princes according to the house of their fathers, twelve rods: write thou every man's name upon his rod.
   3: And thou shalt write Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi: for one rod [shall be] for the head of the house of their fathers.
   4: And thou shalt lay them in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where I will meet with you.
   5: And it shall come to pass, [that] the man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, by which they murmur against you.
   6: And Moses spoke to the children of Israel, and every one of their princes gave him a rod apiece, for each prince one, according to their fathers' houses, [even] twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron [was] among their rods.
   7: And Moses laid the rods before the LORD in the tabernacle of witness.
   8: And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi had budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.
   9: And Moses brought out all the rods from before the LORD to all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod.
   10: And the LORD said to Moses, Bring Aaron's rod again, before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels; and thou shalt quite take away their murmurings from me, that they die not.
   11: And Moses did [so]: as the LORD commanded him, so did he.
   12: And the children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish.
   13: Whoever approacheth the tabernacle of the LORD shall die: shall we be consumed with dying?

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