- Now Miriam and Aaron said evil against Moses, because of the Cushite woman to whom he was married, for he had taken a Cushite woman as his wife.
- And they said, Have the words of the Lord been given to Moses only?
have they not come to us?
And the Lord took note of it.
- Now the man Moses was more gentle than any other man on earth.
- And suddenly the Lord said to Moses and Aaron and Miriam, Come out, you three, to the Tent of meeting.
And the three of them went out.
- And the Lord came down in a pillar of cloud, taking his place at the door of the Tent, and made Aaron and Miriam come before him.
- And he said, Now give ear to my words: if there is a prophet among you I will give him knowledge of myself in a vision and will let my words come to him in a dream.
- My servant Moses is not so;
he is true to me in all my house:
- With him I will have talk mouth to mouth, openly and not in dark sayings;
and with his eyes he will see the form of the Lord: why then had you no fear of saying evil against my servant Moses?
- And burning with wrath against them, the Lord went away.
- And the cloud was moved from over the Tent;
and straight away Miriam became a leper, as white as snow: and Aaron, looking at Miriam, saw that she was a leper.
- Then Aaron said to Moses, O my lord, let not our sin be on our heads, for we have done foolishly and are sinners.
- Let her not be as one dead, whose flesh is half wasted when he comes out from the body of his mother.
- And Moses, crying to the Lord, said, Let my prayer come before you, O God, and make her well.
- And the Lord said to Moses, If her father had put a mark of shame on her, would she not be shamed for seven days?
Let her be shut up outside the tent-circle for seven days, and after that she may come in again.
- So Miriam was shut up outside the tent-circle for seven days: and the people did not go forward on their journey till Miriam had come in again.
- After that, the people went on from Hazeroth and put up their tents in the waste land of Paran.