God rebuketh the sedition of Miriam and Aaron.
Numbers 12:1 And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married: for he had married a Cushite woman. Numbers 12:2 And they said, Hath the LORD indeed spoke only by Moses? hath he not spoke also by us? And the LORD heard [it]. Numbers 12:3 (Now the man Moses [was] very meek, above all the men who [were] upon the face of the earth.) Numbers 12:4 And the LORD spoke suddenly to Moses, and to Aaron, and to Miriam, Come out ye three to the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out. Numbers 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. Numbers 12:6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there is a prophet among you, [I] the LORD will make myself known to him in a vision, [and] will speak to him in a dream. Numbers 12:7 My servant Moses [is] not so, who [is] faithful in all my house. Numbers 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: why then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant 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 upon Miriam, and behold, [she was] leprous. Numbers 12:11 And Aaron said to Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, in which we have done foolishly, and in which we have sinned. Numbers 12:12 Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed at the time of his birth. Numbers 12:13 And Moses cried to the LORD, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee.
God commandeth her to be shut out of the host.
Numbers 12:14 And the LORD said to 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 [again]. Numbers 12:15 And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in [again]. Numbers 12:16 And afterward the people removed from Hazeroth, and encamped in the wilderness of Paran.