1 Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman
whom he had married; for he had married a Cushite woman. 2 They said, Has
Yahweh indeed spoken only with Moses? Hasnít he spoken also with us? Yahweh
heard it. 3 Now the man Moses was very humble, above all the men who were
on the surface of the earth. 4 Yahweh spoke suddenly to Moses, and to
Aaron, and to Miriam, Come out you three to the tent of meeting. They
three came out. 5 Yahweh came down in a pillar of cloud, and stood at the
door of the Tent, and called Aaron and Miriam; and they both came forth.
6 He said, Hear now my words: if there be a prophet among you, I Yahweh
will make myself known to him in a vision, I will speak with him in a dream.
7 My servant Moses is not so; he is faithful in all my house: 8 with
him will I speak mouth to mouth, even manifestly, and not in dark speeches;
and the form of Yahweh shall he see: why then were you not afraid to
speak against my servant, against Moses? 9 The anger of Yahweh was kindled
against them; and he departed. 10 The cloud removed from over the Tent;
and, behold, Miriam was leprous, as white as snow: and Aaron looked
at Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous. 11 Aaron said to Moses, Oh, my
lord, please donít lay sin on us, for that we have done foolishly, and for
that we have sinned. 12 Let her not, I pray, be as one dead, of whom the
flesh is half consumed when he comes out of his motherís womb. 13 Moses
cried to Yahweh, saying, Heal her, God, I beg you. 14 Yahweh said to
Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, shouldnít she be ashamed seven
days? let her be shut up outside of the camp seven days, and after that she
shall be brought in again. 15 Miriam was shut up outside of the camp seven
days: and the people didnít travel until Miriam was brought in again.
16 Afterward the people traveled from Hazeroth, and encamped in the
wilderness of Paran.
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