While they were at Hazeroth, Miriam and Aaron criticized Moses because he had married a Cushite woman.
They said, "Has the LORD spoken only through Moses? Hasn't he spoken through us, too?" But the LORD heard them.
Now Moses was more humble than any other person on earth.
So immediately the LORD called to Moses, Aaron, and Miriam and said, "Go out to the Tabernacle, a all three of you!" And the three of them went out.
Then the LORD descended in the pillar of cloud and stood at the entrance of the Tabernacle. b "Aaron and Miriam!" he called, and they stepped forward.
And the LORD said to them, "Now listen to me! Even with prophets, I the LORD communicate by visions and dreams.
But that is not how I communicate with my servant Moses. He is entrusted with my entire house.
I speak to him face to face, directly and not in riddles! He sees the LORD as he is. Should you not be afraid to criticize him?"
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)