Numbers 12:1-8 CSB

Miriam and Aaron Rebel

1 Miriama and Aaron criticized Moses because of the Cushiteb c woman he married (for he had married a Cushite woman).

References for Numbers 12:1

    • a 12:1 - Nm 20:1; 26:59; Ex 15:20-21; Dt 24:9
    • b 12:1 - LXX reads Ethiopian
    • c 12:1 - Sudan and Ethiopia
      2 They said, "Does the Lord speak only through Moses? Does He not also speak through us?" And the Lord heard [it].
      3 Moses was a very humble man, more so than any man on the face of the earth.
      4 Suddenly the Lord said to Moses, Aaron, and Miriam, "You three come out to the tent of meeting." So the three of them went out.
      5 Then the Lord descended in a pillar of cloud, stood at the entrance to the tent, and summoned Aaron and Miriam. When the two of them came forward,
      6 He said: "Listen to what I say: If there is a prophet among you from the Lord, I make Myself known to him in a vision;d I speak with him in a dream.

      References for Numbers 12:6

        • d 12:6 - 1 Sm 3:15; Ezk 1:1; Dn 10:7-8,16; Rv 1:10-12
          7 Not so with My servant Moses; he is faithful ine all My household.f

          References for Numbers 12:7

            • e 12:7 - Or is entrusted with
            • f 12:7 - Heb 3:2,5
              8 I speak with himg directly,h openly, and not in riddles; he sees the form of the Lord.i So why were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moses?"

              References for Numbers 12:8

                • g 12:8 - Nm 7:89; Ex 33:11; Jdg 6:22
                • h 12:8 - Lit mouth to mouth
                • i 12:8 - 1 Co 13:12