Numbers 12:13

13 So Moses cried out to the LORD, “Please, God, heal her!”

Numbers 12:13 in Other Translations

13 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee.
13 And Moses cried to the LORD, "O God, please heal her--please."
13 So Moses cried out to the LORD, “O God, I beg you, please heal her!”
13 And Moses prayed to God: Please, God, heal her, please heal her.
13 Then Moses cried out to the Lord, "God, please heal her!"

Numbers 12:13 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 12:13

And Moses cried unto the Lord
With a loud voice, and with great earnestness and importunity, being heartily affected with the miserable condition Miriam was in:

saying, heal her now, O God, I beseech thee;
in the original text it is, "O God now, heal her now"; for the same particle is used at the close as at the beginning of the petition; and the repetition of it shows his earnestness and importunity that she might be healed directly, immediately, without any delay; and Moses uses the word "El", which signifies the strong and mighty God, as expressive of his faith in the power of God, that he was able to heal her; and at the same time suggests that none but he could do it; and so Aben Ezra interprets it,

``thou that hast power in thine hand, now heal her;''

this prayer is a proof of his being of a meek, humble, and forgiving spirit.

Numbers 12:13 In-Context

11 and he said to Moses, “Please, my lord, I ask you not to hold against us the sin we have so foolishly committed.
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, “Please, God, heal her!”
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 confined outside the camp for seven days, and the people did not move on till she was brought back.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Exodus 15:26; Psalms 6:2; Psalms 147:3; Isaiah 1:6; Isaiah 30:26; Isaiah 53:5; Jeremiah 17:14; Hosea 6:1
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