Numbers 17:8
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New International Version
The next day Moses entered the tent and saw that Aaron's staff, which represented the tribe of Levi, had not only sprouted but had budded, blossomed and produced almonds.

New Living Translation
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, budded, blossomed, and produced ripe almonds!

English Standard Version
On the next day Moses went into the tent of the testimony, and behold, the staff of Aaron for the house of Levi had sprouted and put forth buds and produced blossoms, and it bore ripe almonds.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
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 budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The next day Moses entered the tent of the testimony and saw that Aaron's staff, representing the house of Levi, had sprouted, formed buds, blossomed, and produced almonds!

International Standard Version
The next morning, Moses went to the Tent of Testimony and the rod of Aaron of the tribe of Levi had burst into bloom! It sprouted buds, bloomed blossoms, and produced fully ripe almonds!

NET Bible
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!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The next day Moses went into the tent. He found that Aaron's staff for the tribe of Levi had not only begun to grow, but it had also blossomed and produced ripe almonds.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses went into the tent of the testimony; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and put forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and bore ripe almonds.

New American Standard 1977
Now it came about on the next day that 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass that on the next day Moses went into the tabernacle of the testimony; and, behold, the rod of Aaron of the house of Levi had budded and blossomed and brought forth open flowers and yielded almonds.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, that the next day Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was sprouted, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.

American King James Version
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 budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses went into the tent of the testimony; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and put forth buds, and produced blossoms, and bare ripe almonds.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He returned on the following day, and found that the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi, was budded: and that the buds swelling it had bloomed blossoms, which spreading the leaves, were formed into almonds.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when on the morrow Moses went into the tent of the testimony, behold, the staff of Aaron for the house of Levi had budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and ripened almonds.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses went into the tent of the testimony; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and put forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and bare ripe almonds.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
It happened on the next day, that Moses went into the tent of the testimony; and behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and put forth buds, and produced blossoms, and bore ripe almonds.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, on the morrow, that Moses goeth in unto the tent of the testimony, and lo, the rod of Aaron hath flourished for the house of Levi, and is bringing out flourishing, and doth blossom blossoms, and doth produce almonds;
Study Bible
Aaron's Staff Buds
7So Moses deposited the rods before the LORD in the tent of the testimony. 8Now 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. 9Moses then brought out all the rods from the presence of the LORD to all the sons of Israel; and they looked, and each man took his rod.…
Word Study

And it came to pass that on the morrow
mochorath  (mokh-or-awth')
the morrow or (adverbially) tomorrow -- morrow, next day.

Moses
Mosheh  (mo-sheh')
drawing out (of the water), i.e. rescued; Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver -- Moses.

went
bow'  (bo)
to go or come (in a wide variety of applications)

into the tabernacle
'ohel  (o'-hel)
a tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance) -- covering, (dwelling)(place), home, tabernacle, tent.

of witness
`eduwth  (ay-dooth')
testimony -- testimony, witness.

and behold the rod
matteh  (mat-teh')
rod, staff, tribe.

of Aaron
'Aharown  (a-har-one')
Aharon, the brother of Moses -- Aaron.

for the house
bayith  (bah'-yith)
a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.)

of Levi
Leviy  (lay-vee')
attached; Levi, a son of Jacob -- Levi.

was budded
parach  (paw-rakh')
to break forth as a bud, i.e. bloom; generally, to spread; specifically, to fly (as extending the wings); figuratively, to flourish

and brought forth
yatsa'  (yaw-tsaw')
to go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim.

buds
perach  (peh'-rakh)
a calyx (natural or artificial); generally, bloom -- blossom, bud, flower.

and bloomed
tsuwts  (tsoots)
to twinkle, i.e. glance; by analogy, to blossom (figuratively, flourish) -- bloom, blossom, flourish, shew self.

blossoms
tsiyts  (tseets)
glistening, i.e. a burnished plate; also a flower (as bright-colored); a wing (as gleaming in the air) -- blossom, flower, plate, wing.

and yielded
gamal  (gaw-mal')
to treat a person (well or ill), i.e. benefit or requite; by implication (of toil), to ripen, i.e. (specifically) to wean

almonds
shaqed  (shaw-kade')
the almond (tree or nut; as being the earliest in bloom) -- almond (tree).

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:8-13 While all the other rods remained as they were. Aaron's rod became a living branch. In some places there were buds, in others blossoms, in others fruit, at the same time; all this was miraculous. Thus Aaron was manifested to be under the special blessing of Heaven. Fruitfulness is the best evidence of a Divine call; and the plants of God's setting, and the boughs cut off them, will flourish. This rod was preserved, to take away the murmurings of the people, that they might not die. The design of God, in all his providences, and in the memorials of them, is to take away sin. Christ was manifested to take away sin. Christ is expressly called a rod out of the stem of Jesse: little prospect was there, according to human views, that he should ever flourish. But the dry rod revived and blossomed to the confusion of his adversaries. The people cry, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish! This was the language of a repining people, quarrelling with the judgments of God, which by their own pride and obstinacy they brought upon themselves. It is very wicked to fret against God when we are in affliction, and in our distress thus to trespass yet more. If we die, if we perish, it is of ourselves, and the blame will be upon our own heads. When God judges, he will overcome, and will oblige the most obstinate gainsayers to confess their folly. And how great are our mercies, that we have a clearer and a better dispensation, established upon better promises!
Cross References
Hebrews 9:4
containing the golden altar of incense and the gold-covered ark of the covenant. Inside the ark were the gold jar of manna, Aaron's staff that had budded, and the stone tablets of the covenant.

Genesis 40:10
and on the vine were three branches. And as it was budding, its blossoms came out, and its clusters produced ripe grapes.

Numbers 16:5
and he spoke to Korah and all his company, saying, "Tomorrow morning the LORD will show who is His, and who is holy, and will bring him near to Himself; even the one whom He will choose, He will bring near to Himself.

Numbers 17:9
Moses then brought out all the rods from the presence of the LORD to all the sons of Israel; and they looked, and each man took his rod.

Ezekiel 17:24
"All the trees of the field will know that I am the LORD; I bring down the high tree, exalt the low tree, dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. I am the LORD; I have spoken, and I will perform it."
Treasury of Scripture

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 budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.

The rod of Aaron. This fact was so unquestionably miraculous, that no doubt could remain on the minds of the people, or the envious chiefs, of the divine appointment of Aaron: and as there were buds, blossoms, and fruit on the rod at the same time, which was never the case with branches in the natural and ordinary course, this evidently proved the miracle, and took away all suspicion of the fraud which has been impiously suggested, that Moses had taken away Aaron's rod in the night time, and put a living branch of an almond tree in the room of it. A sceptre or staff of office resuming its vegetative life, was considered an absolute impossibility among the ancients; and as they were accustomed to swear by their sceptres, this circumstance was added to confirm the oath. budded.

Numbers 17:5 And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, …

Genesis 40:10 And in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded, …

Psalm 110:2 The LORD shall send the rod of your strength out of Zion: rule you …

Psalm 132:17,18 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp …

Songs 2:3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among …

Isaiah 4:2 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious…

Ezekiel 17:24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought …

Ezekiel 19:12,14 But she was plucked up in fury, she was cast down to the ground, …

John 15:1-6 I am the true vine, and my Father is the farmer…

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