Numbers 12 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Miryam and Aharon began criticizing Moshe on account of the Ethiopian woman he had married, for he had in fact married an Ethiopian woman. 1 Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite.
2 They said, "Is it true that ADONAI has spoken only with Moshe? Hasn't he spoken with us too?"ADONAI heard them. 2 "Has the LORD spoken only through Moses?" they asked. "Hasn't he also spoken through us?" And the LORD heard this.
3 Now this man Moshe was very humble, more so than anyone on earth. 3 (Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.)
4 Suddenly ADONAI told Moshe, Aharon and Miryam, "Come out, you three, to the tent of meeting."The three of them went out. 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 ADONAI came down in a column of cloud and stood at the entrance to the tent. He summoned Aharon and Miryam, and they both went 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 He said, "Listen to what I say: when there is a prophet among you, I, ADONAI, make myself known to him in a vision, I speak with him in a dream. 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 it isn't that way with my servant Moshe. He is the only one who is faithful in my entire household. 7 But this is not true of my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my house.
8 With him I speak face to face and clearly, not in riddles; he sees the image of ADONAI. So why weren't you afraid to criticize my servant Moshe?" 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 ADONAI flared up against them, and he left. 9 The anger of the LORD burned against them, and he left them.
10 But when the cloud was removed from above the tent, Miryam had tzara'at, as white as snow. Aharon looked at Miryam, and she was as white as snow. 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 Aharon said to Moshe, "Oh, my lord, please don't punish us for this sin we committed so foolishly. 11 and he said to Moses, "Please, my lord, do not hold against us the sin we have so foolishly committed.
12 Please don't let her be like a stillborn baby, with its body half eaten away when it comes out of its mother's womb!" 12 Do not let her be like a stillborn infant coming from its mother's womb with its flesh half eaten away."
13 Moshe cried to ADONAI, "Oh God, I beg you, please, heal her!" 13 So Moses cried out to the LORD, "O God, please heal her!"
14 ADONAI answered Moshe, "If her father had merely spit in her face, wouldn't she hide herself in shame for seven days? So let her be shut out of the camp for seven days; after that, she can be brought back in." 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 Miryam was shut out of the camp seven days, and the people did not travel until she was brought back in. 15 So Miriam was confined outside the camp for seven days, and the people did not move on till she was brought back.
16 Afterwards, the people went on from Hatzerot and camped in the Pa'ran Desert. 16 After that, the people left Hazeroth and encamped in the Desert of Paran.