BaMidbar (Numbers) 17:16-24
16HaShem spoke to Moshe, saying, 17“Speak to the Children of Yisra’el and take from them one staff for each father’s house, from all their leaders according to their fathers’ house, twelve staffs; each man’s name shall you inscribe on his staff. 18And the name of Aharon shall you inscribe on the staff of the tribe Levi, for there shall be one staff for the head of their fathers’ house. 19You shall lay them in the Tent of Meeting before the Testimony, where I met with you. 20It shall be that man the man whom I shall choose – his staff will blossom; thus I shall cause to subside from upon Me the complaints of the Children of Yisra’el, which they complain against you.”
21Moshe spoke to the Children of Yisra’el, and all their leaders gave him a staff for each leader, a staff for each leader, according to their fathers’ house, twelve staffs; and Aharon staff among their staffs. 22Moshe laid the staffs before HaShem in the Tent of the Testimony. 23On the next day, Moshe came to the Tent of Testimony and behold! the staff of Aharon of the house of Levi had blossomed; it brought forth a blossom, sprouted a bud and almonds ripened in it. 24Moshe brought out all the staffs from before HaShem to all the Children of Yisra’el; they saw and they took, each man his staff.