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Numbers 12 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Miriam and Aaron began to say bad things about Moses. That's because Moses had married a woman from Cush. 1 Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite.
2 "Has the LORD spoken only through Moses?" they asked. "Hasn't he also spoken through us?" The LORD heard what they said. 2 "Has the LORD spoken only through Moses?" they asked. "Hasn't he also spoken through us?" And the LORD heard this.
3 Moses wasn't very proud at all. In fact, he had less pride than anyone else on the face of the earth. 3 (Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.)
4 The LORD spoke to Moses, Aaron and Miriam. He said, "All three of you, come out to the Tent of Meeting." So they did. 4 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.
5 Then the LORD came down in a pillar of cloud. He stood at the entrance to the tent. And he told Aaron and Miriam to come to him. Both of them stepped forward. 5 Then the LORD came down in a pillar of cloud; he stood at the entrance to the Tent and summoned Aaron and Miriam. When both of them stepped forward,
6 Then the LORD said, "Listen to my words. "Suppose one of my prophets is among you. I make myself known to him in visions. I speak to him in dreams. 6 he said, "Listen to my words: "When a prophet of the LORD is among you, I reveal myself to him in visions, I speak to him in dreams.
7 But that is not true of my servant Moses. He is faithful in everything he does in my house. 7 But this is not true of my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my house.
8 With Moses I speak face to face. I speak with him clearly. I do not speak in riddles. I let him see something of what I look like. So why were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?" 8 With him I speak face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?"
9 The anger of the LORD burned against them. And he left them. 9 The anger of the LORD burned against them, and he left them.
10 When the cloud went up from above the tent, there stood Miriam. She had a disease that made her skin as white as snow. Aaron turned toward her. He saw that she had a skin disease. 10 When the cloud lifted from above the Tent, there stood Miriam--leprous, like snow. Aaron turned toward her and saw that she had leprosy;
11 So he said to Moses, "We have committed a very foolish sin. Please don't hold it against us. 11 and he said to Moses, "Please, my lord, do not hold against us the sin we have so foolishly committed.
12 Don't let Miriam be like a baby that was born dead. Don't let her look like a dead baby whose body is half eaten away." 12 Do not let her be like a stillborn infant coming from its mother's womb with its flesh half eaten away."
13 So Moses cried out to the Lord. He said, "God, please heal her!" 13 So Moses cried out to the LORD, "O God, please heal her!"
14 The LORD answered Moses. He said, "Suppose her father had spit in her face. Then she would have been put to shame for seven days. So keep her outside the camp for seven days. After that, you can bring her back." 14 The LORD replied to Moses, "If her father had spit in her face, would she not have been in disgrace for seven days? Confine her outside the camp for seven days; after that she can be brought back."
15 So Miriam was kept outside the camp for seven days. The people didn't move on until she was brought back. 15 So Miriam was confined outside the camp for seven days, and the people did not move on till she was brought back.
16 After that, the people left Hazeroth. They camped in the Desert of Paran. 16 After that, the people left Hazeroth and encamped in the Desert of Paran.