Numbers 17:5
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New International Version
The staff belonging to the man I choose will sprout, and I will rid myself of this constant grumbling against you by the Israelites."

New Living Translation
Buds will sprout on the staff belonging to the man I choose. Then I will finally put an end to the people's murmuring and complaining against you."

English Standard Version
And the staff of the man whom I choose shall sprout. Thus I will make to cease from me the grumblings of the people of Israel, which they grumble against you.”

Berean Study Bible
The staff belonging to the man I choose will sprout, and I will rid Myself of the constant grumbling of the Israelites against you.”

New American Standard Bible
"It will come about that the rod of the man whom I choose will sprout. Thus I will lessen from upon Myself the grumblings of the sons of Israel, who are grumbling against you."

King James Bible
And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby they murmur against you.

Christian Standard Bible
The staff of the man I choose will sprout, and I will rid myself of the Israelites' complaints that they have been making about you."

Contemporary English Version
I will then choose a man to be my priest, and his stick will sprout. After that happens, I won't have to listen to any more complaints about you.

Good News Translation
Then the stick of the man I have chosen will sprout. In this way I will put a stop to the constant complaining of these Israelites against you."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The staff of the man I choose will sprout, and I will rid Myself of the Israelites' complaints that they have been making about you."

International Standard Version
The rod that belongs to the man whom I'll choose will burst into bloom. That's how I'll put a stop to the complaints of the Israelis, who are complaining against you."

NET Bible
And the staff of the man whom I choose will blossom; so I will rid myself of the complaints of the Israelites, which they murmur against you."

New Heart English Bible
It shall happen, that the rod of the man whom I shall choose shall bud: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against you."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The staff from the man I choose will begin to grow. In this way I will silence the frequent complaints the Israelites make against you and Aaron."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it shall come to pass, that the man whom I shall choose, his rod shall bud; and I will make to cease from Me the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against you.'

New American Standard 1977
“And it will come about that the rod of the man whom I choose will sprout. Thus I shall lessen from upon Myself the grumblings of the sons of Israel, who are grumbling against you.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it shall come to pass regarding the man whom I shall choose that his rod shall blossom; and I will resolve the complaints of the sons of Israel, with which they murmur against you.

King James 2000 Bible
And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against you.

American King James Version
And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby they murmur against you.

American Standard Version
And it shall come to pass, that the rod of the man whom I shall choose shall bud: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whomsoever of these I shall choose, his rod shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, wherewith they murmur against you.

Darby Bible Translation
And it shall come to pass, that the man whom I shall choose, his staff shall bud forth; and I will make to cease from before me the murmurings of the children of Israel, that they murmur against you.

English Revised Version
And it shall come to pass, that the man whom I shall choose, his rod shall bud: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against you.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, by which they murmur against you.

World English Bible
It shall happen, that the rod of the man whom I shall choose shall bud: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against you."

Young's Literal Translation
'And it hath come to pass, the man's rod on whom I fix doth flourish, and I have caused to cease from off me the murmurings of the sons of Israel, which they are murmuring against you.'
Study Bible
Aaron's Staff Buds
4Place the staffs in the Tent of Meeting in front of the Testimony, where I meet with you. 5The staff belonging to the man I choose will sprout, and I will rid Myself of the constant grumbling of the Israelites against you.” 6So Moses spoke to the Israelites, and each of their leaders gave him a staff—one for each of the leaders of their tribes, twelve staffs in all. And Aaron’s staff was among them.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 10:10
And do not complain, as some of them did, and were killed by the destroying angel.

Exodus 16:7
and in the morning you will see the LORD's glory, because He has heard your grumbling against Him. For who are we that you should grumble against us?"

Numbers 11:1
Soon the people began to complain about their hardship in the hearing of the LORD, and when He heard them, His anger was kindled, and fire from the LORD blazed among them and consumed the outskirts of the camp.

Numbers 16:5
Then he said to Korah and all his followers, "Tomorrow morning the LORD will reveal who belongs to Him and who is holy, and He will bring that person near to Himself. The one He chooses He will bring near to Himself.

Numbers 17:6
So Moses spoke to the Israelites, and each of their leaders gave him a staff--one for each of the leaders of their tribes, twelve staffs in all. And Aaron's staff was among them.

Psalm 105:26
He sent Moses His servant, and Aaron, whom He had chosen.

Treasury of Scripture

And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby they murmur against you.

Whom I.

Numbers 16:5 And he spoke to Korah and to all his company, saying, Even to morrow …

blossom
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Numbers 17:8 And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle …

Numbers 5:24 And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that causes …

Numbers 11:1 And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD …

Numbers 27:6 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Numbers 35:1,2 And the LORD spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by Jordan near …

Hosea 14:5 I will be as the dew to Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast …

Numbers 17:10 And the LORD said to Moses, Bring Aaron's rod again before the testimony, …

Isaiah 13:11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their …

Ezekiel 16:41 And they shall burn your houses with fire, and execute judgments …

Ezekiel 23:27 Thus will I make your lewdness to cease from you, and your prostitution …

they murmur

Numbers 16:11 For which cause both you and all your company are gathered together …







(5) The man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom.--Or, shall sprout forth or put forth--i.e., leaves or blossoms. Achilles, when enraged against Agamemnon, is made to swear a solemn oath by his sceptre which, having once left its stock on the mountains, shall never again grow. King Latinus is represented by Virgil as confirming his covenant with 'neas by a similar oath.

Verse 5. - Whom I shall choose. For the special duty and service of the priesthood (cf. chapter Numbers 16:5). I will make to cease. הַשִׁכֹּתִי מֵעָֹלַי. I will cause to sink so that they shall not rise again. And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod whom I shall choose,.... Or make it manifest that he had chosen him, and so confirm the choice he had made of him and his family, for the priesthood to be and continue in:

shall blossom; bud and blossom, and yield fruit, as it afterwards did, which is here declared beforehand, that the miracle might appear the greater, exactly answering to a prediction delivered out before of it:

and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby they murmur against you; against Moses for setting up his brother as an high priest, and establishing the priesthood in his family; and against Aaron for accepting of it, and officiating in it; but by this method now taken, God would for ever silence their murmurings, so that they should never be able, with any face, to object any more to the authority of the Aaronic priesthood, which should appear by the predicted miracle beyond all dispute and contradiction. 17:1-7 It is an instance of the grace of God, that, having wrought divers miracles to punish sin, he would work one more to prevent it. Twelve rods or staves were to be brought in. It is probable that they were the staves which the princes used as ensigns of their authority; old dry staves, that had no sap in them. They were to expect that the rod of the tribe, or prince, whom God chose to the priesthood, should bud and blossom. Moses did not object that the matter was sufficiently settled already; he did not undertake to determine it; but left the case before the Lord.
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