12 And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses, on account of the Cushite woman whom he had taken,—for a Cushite woman had he taken.
2 And they said: Is it only and solely with Moses that Yahweh hath spoken? With us also hath he not spoken? And Yahweh heard it.
3 Now the man Moses was patient exceedingly,—above all the sons of earth, who were on the face of the ground.
4 Then said Yahweh, suddenly, unto Moses and unto Aaron and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tent of meeting. And they three went out.
5 Then Yahweh came down in a pillar of cloud, and stood at the entrance of the tent,—and called Aaron and Miriam, and they both went forth.
6 Then said he, Hear, I beseech you, my words. When ye have your prophet, As Yahweh in a vision, will I make myself known unto him; In a dream will I speak with him.
7 Not so my servant Moses,—In all my house trusty is he:
8 Mouth to mouth do I speak with him, And plainly—not in dark sayings, And the form of Yahweh doth he discern,—Wherefore, then, were ye not afraid to speak against my servant—against Moses?
9 And the anger of Yahweh kindled upon them, and he departed.
10 And when the cloud removed from off the tent—lo! Miriam leprous like snow! And Aaron turned unto Miriam, and lo! . . . leprous!
11 Then said Aaron unto Moses,—Oh my lord, do not, I beseech thee, lay upon us sin, although we have made ourselves foolish, and although we have sinned.
12 Let her not, I beseech thee, remain like the still-born,—which when it is born of its mother the half of its flesh is consumed.
13 Then Moses made outcry unto Yahweh, saying,—O God, I beseech thee, grant healing, I beseech thee, unto her.
14 And Yahweh said unto Moses: If her own father had but spat in her face, would she not have acknowledged the shame for seven days? Let her shut herself up for seven days outside the camp, and afterwards let her be received back.
15 So Miriam shut herself up outside the camp, for seven days,—and the people set not forward until Miriam had been received back.
16 Then, afterwards, did the people set forward from Hazeroth, and encamped in the desert of Pârân.