1And Mariam and Aaron spoke against Moses, because of the Ethiopian woman whom Moses took; for he had taken an Ethiopian woman.
2And they said, Has the Lord spoken to Moses only? has he not also spoken to us? and the Lord heard it.
3And the man Moses was very meek beyond all the men that were upon the earth.
4And the Lord said immediately to Moses and Aaron and Mariam, Come forth all three of you to the tabernacle of witness.
5And the three came forth to the tabernacle of witness; and the Lord descended in a pillar of a cloud, and stood at the door of the tabernacle of witness; and Aaron and Mariam were called; and both came forth.
6And he said to them, Hear my words: If there should be of you a prophet to the Lord, I will be made known to him in a vision, and in sleep will I speak to him.
7My servant Moses is not so; he is faithful in all my house.
8I will speak to him mouth to mouth apparently, and not in dark speeches; and he has seen the glory of the Lord; and why were you° not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?
9And the great anger of the Lord was upon them, and he departed.
10And the cloud departed from the tabernacle; and, behold, Mariam was leprous, white as snow; and Aaron looked upon Mariam, and, behold, she was leprous.
11And Aaron said to Moses, I beseech you, my lord, do not lay sin upon us, for we were ignorant wherein we sinned.
12Let her not be as it were like death, as an abortion coming out of his mother's womb, when the disease devours the half of the flesh.
13And Moses cried to the Lord, saying, O God, I beseech you, heal her.
14And the Lord said to Moses, If her father had only spit in her face, would she not be ashamed seven days? let her be set apart seven days without the camp, and afterwards she shall come in.
15And Mariam was separated without the camp seven days; and the people moved not forward till Mariam was cleansed.