Numbers 17:3
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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.

Darby Bible Translation
And Aaron's name shalt thou write upon the staff of Levi; for one staff shall be for each head of their fathers' houses.

World English Bible
You shall write Aaron's name on the rod of Levi; for there shall be one rod for each head of their fathers' houses.

Young's Literal Translation
and Aaron's name thou dost write on the tribe of Levi; for one rod is for the head of their fathers' house:

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Thou shalt write Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi - The Levites had taken part in the late outbreak. It was therefore necessary to vindicate the supremacy of the house of Aaron over them; and accordingly his name was written on the rod of Levi, although being the son of Kohath, the second son of Levi (Exodus 6:16 ff), he would not be the natural head of the tribe.

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Numbers 17:2
"Speak to the sons of Israel, and get from them a rod for each father's household: twelve rods, from all their leaders according to their fathers' households. You shall write each name on his rod,

Numbers 17:4
"You shall then deposit them in the tent of meeting in front of the testimony, where I meet with you.

Ezekiel 37:16
"And you, son of man, take for yourself one stick and write on it, 'For Judah and for the sons of Israel, his companions'; then take another stick and write on it, 'For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of Israel, his companions.'

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