Bible: Numbers 12:1-8


Miriam and Aaron Oppose Moses


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?

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