KJV LexiconAnd thou shalt write
to grave, by implication, to write (describe, inscribe, prescribe, subscribe) -- describe, record, prescribe, subscribe, write(-ing, -ten).
Aharon, the brother of Moses -- Aaron.
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
rod, staff, tribe.
attached; Levi, a son of Jacob -- Levi.
united, i.e. one; or (as an ordinal) first
rod, staff, tribe.
shall be for the head
the head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.)
of the house
a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.)
of their fathers
father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application) -- chief, (fore-)father(-less), patrimony, principal. Compare names in Abi-.
Parallel VersesNew 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.
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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