1And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had taken; for he had taken an Ethiopian woman.2And they said, Has the Lord indeed spoken only by Moses? Has he not spoken also by us? And the Lord heard it.3(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)
4And the Lord spoke suddenly unto Moses and unto Aaron and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the testimony. And they three came out.5Then 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.6And he said, Hear now my words: If there is a prophet among you, I the Lord will make myself known unto him in a vision and will speak unto him in dreams.7My slave Moses is not so, who is faithful in all my house.8With him I will speak mouth to mouth and by sight not by enigmas; he shall see the similitude of the Lord. Why then were ye not afraid to speak against my slave Moses?9Then the anger of the Lord was kindled against them, and he departed.
10And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle, and, behold, Miriam was leprous as the snow; and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.11And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, in which we have done foolishly, and we have sinned.12Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he comes out of his mother’s womb.13Then Moses cried unto the Lord, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee.14And the Lord said unto 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 in again.15So Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days, and the people did not journey until Miriam was brought in again.16And afterward he moved the people from Hazeroth, and they pitched camp in the wilderness of Paran.