Numbers 17:7
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English Standard Version
And Moses deposited the staffs before the LORD in the tent of the testimony.

King James Bible
And Moses laid up the rods before the LORD in the tabernacle of witness.

American Standard Version
And Moses laid up the rods before Jehovah in the tent of the testimony.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when Moses had laid them up before the Lord in the tabernacle of the testimony:

English Revised Version
And Moses laid up the rods before the LORD in the tent of the testimony.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Moses laid the rods before the LORD in the tabernacle of witness.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Or ch.17:16-28). Confirmation of the High-Priesthood of Aaron. - Whilst the Lord had thus given a practical proof to the people, that Aaron was the high priest appointed by Him for His congregation, by allowing the high-priestly incense offered by Aaron to expiate His wrath, and by removing the plague; He also gave them a still further confirmation of His priesthood, by a miracle which was well adapted to put to silence all the murmuring of the congregation.

Numbers 17:1-5

He commanded Moses to take twelve rods of the tribe-princes of Israel, one for the fathers' house of each of their tribes, and to write upon each the name of the tribe; but upon that of the tribe of Levi he was to write Aaron's name, because each rod was to stand for the head of their fathers' houses, i.e., for the existing head of the tribe; and in the case of Levi, the tribe-head was Aaron. As only twelve rods were taken for all the tribes of Israel, and Levi was included among them, Ephraim and Manasseh must have been reckoned as the one tribe of Joseph, as in Deuteronomy 27:12. These rods were to be laid by Moses in the tabernacle before the testimony, or ark of the covenant (Exodus 25:21; Exodus 29:42). And there the rod of the man whom Jehovah chose, i.e., entrusted with the priesthood (see Numbers 16:5), would put forth shoots, to quiet the murmuring of the people. שׁכך, Hiph., to cause to sink, to bring to rest, construed with מעל in a pregnant signification, to quiet in such a way that it will not rise again.

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Numbers 18:2 And your brothers also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, bring you with you, that they may be joined to you...

Exodus 38:21 This is the sum of the tabernacle, even of the tabernacle of testimony, as it was counted, according to the commandment of Moses...

Acts 7:44 Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking to Moses...

Cross References
Numbers 1:50
But appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of the testimony, and over all its furnishings, and over all that belongs to it. They are to carry the tabernacle and all its furnishings, and they shall take care of it and shall camp around the tabernacle.

Numbers 1:53
But the Levites shall camp around the tabernacle of the testimony, so that there may be no wrath on the congregation of the people of Israel. And the Levites shall keep guard over the tabernacle of the testimony."

Numbers 9:15
On the day that the tabernacle was set up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the testimony. And at evening it was over the tabernacle like the appearance of fire until morning.

Numbers 17:4
Then you shall deposit them in the tent of meeting before the testimony, where I meet with you.

Numbers 17:6
Moses spoke to the people of Israel. And all their chiefs gave him staffs, one for each chief, according to their fathers' houses, twelve staffs. And the staff of Aaron was among their staffs.

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