God rebuketh the sedition of Miriam and Aaron.
Numbers 12:1 And Mary and Aaron spoke against Moses, because of his wife the Ethiopian, Numbers 12:2 And they said: Hath the Lord spoken by Moses only? Hath he not also spoken to us in like manner? And when the Lord heard this, Numbers 12:3 (For Moses was a man exceeding meek above all men that dwelt upon earth) Numbers 12:4 Immediately he spoke to him, and to Aaron and Mary: Come out you three only to the tabernacle of the covenant. And when they were come out, Numbers 12:5 The Lord came down in a pillar of the cloud, and stood in the entry of the tabernacle calling to Aaron and Mary. And when they were come, Numbers 12:6 He said to them: Hear my words: if there be among you a prophet of the Lord, I will appear to him in a vision, or I will speak to him in a dream. Numbers 12:7 But it is not so with my servant Moses who is most faithful in all my house: Numbers 12:8 For I speak to him mouth to mouth: and plainly, and not by riddles and figures doth he see the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak ill of my servant Moses? Numbers 12:9 And being angry with them he went away:
Miriam's leprosy is healed at the prayer of Moses.
Numbers 12:10 The cloud also that was over the tabernacle departed: and behold Mary appeared white as snow with a leprosy. And when Aaron had looked on her, and saw her all covered with leprosy, Numbers 12:11 He said to Moses: I beseech thee, my lord, lay not upon us this sin, which we have foolishly committed: Numbers 12:12 Let her not be as one dead, and as an abortive that is cast forth from the mother's womb. Lo, now one half of her flesh is consumed with the leprosy. Numbers 12:13 And Moses cried to the Lord, saying O God, I beseech thee heal her.
God commandeth her to be shut out of the host.
Numbers 12:14 And the Lord answered him: If her father had spitten upon her face, ought she not to have been ashamed for seven days at least? Let her be separated seven days without the camp, and afterwards she shall be called again. Numbers 12:15 Mary therefore was put out of the camp seven days: and the people moved not from that place until Mary was called again. Numbers 12:16 And the people marched from Haseroth, and pitched their tents in the desert of Pharan.