Numbers 17 ©
God commandeth the rods of the tribes to be brought before the testimony. They are laid up, and Aaron's rod only flourisheth. It is left for a monument against the rebels.
AND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
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.
And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I cshall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, dwhereby they murmur against you.
¶And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, and eevery one of their princes gave him 1a rod apiece, for each prince one, according to their fathers' houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods.
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 was gbudded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.
And Moses brought out all the rods from before the LORD unto all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod.