Miriam1 and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife,2 for he had married a Cushite.
"Has the LORD spoken only through Moses?" they asked. "Hasn't he also spoken through us?"3 And the LORD heard this.43
(Now Moses was a very humble man,5 more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.)
At once the LORD said to Moses, Aaron and Miriam, "Come out to the Tent of Meeting, all three of you." So the three of them came out.
Then the LORD came down in a pillar of cloud;6 he stood at the entrance to the Tent and summoned Aaron and Miriam. When both of them stepped forward,
he said, "Listen to my words: "When a prophet of the LORD is among you, I reveal7 myself to him in visions,8 I speak to him in dreams.97
But this is not true of my servant Moses;10 he is faithful in all my house.118
With him I speak face to face, clearly and not in riddles;12 he sees the form of the LORD.13 Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?"149
The anger of the LORD burned against them,15 and he left them.1610
When the cloud lifted from above the Tent,17 there stood Miriam--leprous,a like snow.18 Aaron turned toward her and saw that she had leprosy;1911
and he said to Moses, "Please, my lord, do not hold against us the sin we have so foolishly committed.20