12:1 And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the
Cushite woman whom he had married: for he had married a Cushite
12:2 And they said, Hath the LORD indeed spoke only by Moses?
hath he not spoke also by us? And the LORD heard [it].
12:3 (Now the man Moses [was] very meek, above all the men who
[were] upon the face of the earth.)
12:4 And the LORD spoke suddenly to Moses, and to Aaron, and to
Miriam, Come out ye three to the tabernacle of the
congregation. And they three came out.
12:5 And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud, and
stood [in] the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and
Miriam: and they both came forth.
12:6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there is a prophet among
you, [I] the LORD will make myself known to him in a vision,
[and] will speak to him in a dream.
12:7 My servant Moses [is] not so, who [is] faithful in all my
12:8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and
not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he
behold: why then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant
12:9 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them; and he
12:10 And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and
behold, Miriam [became] leprous, [white] as snow: and Aaron
looked upon Miriam, and behold, [she was] leprous.
12:11 And Aaron said to Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee,
lay not the sin upon us, in which we have done foolishly, and
in which we have sinned.
12:12 Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half
consumed at the time of his birth.
12:13 And Moses cried to the LORD, saying, Heal her now, O God,
I beseech thee.
12:14 And the LORD said to Moses, If her father had but spit in
her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut
out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be
12:15 And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the
people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in [again].
12:16 And afterward the people removed from Hazeroth, and
encamped in the wilderness of Paran.