he cried out to Moses, "Oh, my lord! Please don't punish us for this sin we have so foolishly committed.
Don't let her be like a stillborn baby, already decayed at birth."
So Moses cried out to the LORD, "Heal her, O God, I beg you!"
And the LORD said to Moses, "If her father had spit in her face, wouldn't she have been defiled for seven days? Banish her from the camp for seven days, and after that she may return."
So Miriam was excluded from the camp for seven days, and the people waited until she was brought back before they traveled again.
Then they left Hazeroth and camped in the wilderness of Paran.
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)