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Numbers 12

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12:1 Now Miriam and Aaron said evil against Moses, because of the Cushite woman to whom he was married, for he had taken a Cushite woman as his wife.

12:2 And they said, Have the words of the Lord been given to Moses only? have they not come to us? And the Lord took note of it.

12:3 Now the man Moses was more gentle than any other man on earth.

12:4 And suddenly the Lord said to Moses and Aaron and Miriam, Come out, you three, to the Tent of meeting. And the three of them went out.

12:5 And the Lord came down in a pillar of cloud, taking his place at the door of the Tent, and made Aaron and Miriam come before him.

12:6 And he said, Now give ear to my words: if there is a prophet among you I will give him knowledge of myself in a vision and will let my words come to him in a dream.

12:7 My servant Moses is not so; he is true to me in all my house:

12:8 With him I will have talk mouth to mouth, openly and not in dark sayings; and with his eyes he will see the form of the Lord: why then had you no fear of saying evil against my servant Moses?

12:9 And burning with wrath against them, the Lord went away.

12:10 And the cloud was moved from over the Tent; and straight away Miriam became a leper, as white as snow: and Aaron, looking at Miriam, saw that she was a leper.

12:11 Then Aaron said to Moses, O my lord, let not our sin be on our heads, for we have done foolishly and are sinners.

12:12 Let her not be as one dead, whose flesh is half wasted when he comes out from the body of his mother.

12:13 And Moses, crying to the Lord, said, Let my prayer come before you, O God, and make her well.

12:14 And the Lord said to Moses, If her father had put a mark of shame on her, would she not be shamed for seven days? Let her be shut up outside the tent-circle for seven days, and after that she may come in again.

12:15 So Miriam was shut up outside the tent-circle for seven days: and the people did not go forward on their journey till Miriam had come in again.

12:16 After that, the people went on from Hazeroth and put up their tents in the waste land of Paran.