Miriam and Aaron Oppose Moses
12:1 And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses
because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he
had married an Ethiopian woman.
12:2 And they said, Hath the LORD indeed spoken only by
Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the LORD heard it.
12:3 (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men
which were upon the face of the earth.)
12:4 And the LORD spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto
Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto 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 be a prophet
among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a
vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.
12:7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all
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: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak
against my servant Moses?
12:9 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them;
and he departed.
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 unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech
thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done
foolishly, and wherein we have sinned.
12:12 Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half
consumed when he cometh out of his mother's womb.
12:13 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, Heal her now,
O God, I beseech thee.
12:14 And the LORD said unto 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 received in again.
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
pitched in the wilderness of Paran.