Numbers 17:3
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
and writeתִּכְתֹּ֖ב
(tich·tov)
3789: to writea prim. root
Aaron'sאַהֲרֹ֔ן
(a·ha·ron,)
175: an elder brother of Mosesof uncertain derivation
nameשֵׁ֣ם
(shem)
8034: a nameof uncertain derivation
on the rodמַטֵּ֣ה
(mat·teh)
4294: a staff, rod, shaft, branch, a tribefrom natah
of Levi;לֵוִ֑י
(le·vi;)
3878: a son of Jacob, also the tribe descended from himof uncertain derivation
for there is oneאֶחָ֔ד
(e·chad,)
259: onea prim. card. number
rodמַטֶּ֣ה
(mat·teh)
4294: a staff, rod, shaft, branch, a tribefrom natah
for the headלְרֹ֖אשׁ
(le·rosh)
7218: heada prim. root
[of each] of their fathers'אֲבֹותָֽם׃
(a·vo·v·tam.)
1: fatherfrom an unused word
households.בֵּ֥ית
(beit)
1004: a housea prim. root







KJV Lexicon
And thou shalt write
kathab  (kaw-thab')
to grave, by implication, to write (describe, inscribe, prescribe, subscribe) -- describe, record, prescribe, subscribe, write(-ing, -ten).
Aaron's
'Aharown  (a-har-one')
Aharon, the brother of Moses -- Aaron.
name
shem  (shame)
an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character -- + base, (in-)fame(-ous), named(-d), renown, report.
upon the rod
matteh  (mat-teh')
rod, staff, tribe.
of Levi
Leviy  (lay-vee')
attached; Levi, a son of Jacob -- Levi.
for one
'echad  (ekh-awd')
united, i.e. one; or (as an ordinal) first
rod
matteh  (mat-teh')
rod, staff, tribe.
shall be for the head
ro'sh  (roshe)
the head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.)
of the house
bayith  (bah'-yith)
a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.)
of their fathers
'ab  (awb)
father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application) -- chief, (fore-)father(-less), patrimony, principal. Compare names in Abi-.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
and write Aaron's name on the rod of Levi; for there is one rod for the head of each of their fathers' households.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Write Aaron's name on Levi's staff, because there must be one staff for the head of each ancestral house.

International Standard Version
You are also to write Aaron's name on the tribe of Levi, since there is to be one rod for every leader of their ancestral tribes.

NET Bible
You must write Aaron's name on the staff of Levi; for one staff is for the head of every tribe.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Write Aaron's name on the staff for Levi because there must be one staff for the head of each tribe.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall write Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers.
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