1 And Miriam speaketh—Aaron also—against Moses concerning the circumstance of the Cushite woman whom he had taken: for a Cushite woman he had taken; 2and they say, ‘Only by Moses hath Jehovah spoken? also by us hath he not spoken?’ and Jehovah heareth. 3And the man Moses is very humble, more than any of the men who are on the face of the ground.
4 And Jehovah saith suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, ‘Come out ye three unto the tent of meeting;’ and they three come out. 5And Jehovah cometh down in the pillar of the cloud, and standeth at the opening of the tent, and calleth Aaron and Miriam, and they come out both of them. 6And He saith, ‘Hear, I pray you, My words: If your prophet is of Jehovah—in an appearance unto him I make Myself known; in a dream I speak with him; 7not so My servant Moses; in all My house he is stedfast; 8mouth unto mouth I speak with him, and by an appearance, and not in riddles; and the form of Jehovah he beholdeth attentively; and wherefore have ye not been afraid to speak against My servant—against Moses?’ 9And the anger of Jehovah burneth against them, and He goeth on.
10 And the cloud hath turned aside from off the tent, and lo, Miriam is leprous as snow; and Aaron turneth unto Miriam, and lo, leprous! 11And Aaron saith unto Moses, ‘O, my lord, I pray thee, lay not upon us sin in which we have been foolish, and in which we have sinned; 12let her not, I pray thee, be as one dead, when in his coming out from the womb of his mother—the half of his flesh is consumed.’ 13And Moses crieth unto Jehovah, saying, ‘O God, I pray Thee, give, I pray Thee, healing to her.’ 14And Jehovah saith unto Moses, ‘And her father had but spat in her face—is she not ashamed seven days? she is shut out seven days at the outside of the camp, and afterwards she is gathered.’ 15And Miriam is shut out at the outside of the camp seven days, and the people hath not journeyed till Miriam is gathered; 16and afterwards have the people journeyed from Hazeroth, and they encamp in the wilderness of Paran.