Miriam and Aaron Oppose Moses 1
Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against 2 Moses because of the Cushite 3 woman he had married 4 (for he had married an Ethiopian woman). 12:2 They 5 said, “Has the Lord only 6 spoken through Moses? Has he not also spoken through us?” 7 And the Lord heard it. 8
12:3 (Now the man Moses was very humble, 9 more so than any man on the face of the earth.)
The Response of the Lord
12:4 The Lord spoke immediately to Moses, Aaron, and Miriam: “The three of you come to the tent of meeting.” So the three of them went. 12:5 And the Lord came down in a pillar of cloud and stood at the entrance of the tent; he then called Aaron and Miriam, and they both came forward.
12:6 The Lord 10 said, “Hear now my words: If there is a prophet among you, 11 I the Lord 12 will make myself known to him in a vision; I will speak with him in a dream. 12:7 My servant 13 Moses is not like this; he is faithful 14 in all my house. 12:8 With him I will speak face to face, 15 openly, 16 and not in riddles; and he will see the form 17 of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?”