God rebuketh the sedition of Miriam and Aaron.
Numbers 12:1 And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses, because of the Ethiophian woman, whom hee had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman. Numbers 12:2 And they said, Hath the LORD indeed spoken onely by Moses? Hath hee not spoken also by vs? And the LORD heard it. Numbers 12:3 (Now the man Moses was very meeke, aboue all the men which were vpon the face of the earth.) Numbers 12:4 And the LORD spake suddenly vnto Moses, and vnto Aaron, and vnto Miriam, Come out ye three vnto the Tabernacle of the Congregation: and they three came out. Numbers 12:5 And the LORD came downe in the pillar of the cloude, and stood in the doore of the Tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came foorth. Numbers 12:6 And hee saide, Heare now my words: If there be a Prophet among you, I the LORD will make my selfe knowen vnto him in a vision, [and] will speake vnto him in a dreame: Numbers 12:7 My seruant Moses is not so, who [is] faithfull in all mine house. Numbers 12:8 With him will I speake mouth to mouth euen apparantly, and not in darke speeches, and the similitude of the LORD shall hee behold: wherefore then were yee not afraid to speake against my seruant Moses? Numbers 12:9 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them, and he departed.
Miriam's leprosy is healed at the prayer of Moses.
Numbers 12:10 And the cloud departed from off the Tabernacle, and behold, Miriam became leprous, [white] as snow: and Aaron looked vpon Miriam, and behold, she [was] leprous. Numbers 12:11 And Aaron said vnto Moses, Alas my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sinne vpon vs, wherein we haue done foolishly, and wherein we haue sinned: Numbers 12:12 Let her not bee as one dead, of whom the flesh is halfe consumed, when he commeth out of his mothers wombe. Numbers 12:13 And Moses cryed vnto the LORD, saying, Heale her now, O God, I beseech thee.
God commandeth her to be shut out of the host.
Numbers 12:14 And the LORD said vnto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not bee ashamed seuen dayes? let her be shut out from the campe seuen dayes, and after that let her be receiued in againe. Numbers 12:15 And Miriam was shut out from the campe seuen dayes: and the people iourneied not, til Miriam was brought in againe. Numbers 12:16 And afterward the people remoued from Hazeroth, and pitched in the wildernesse of Paran.