10 When the cloud removed from over the tent, behold, (A)Miriam was (B)leprous,[a] like snow. And Aaron turned toward Miriam, and behold, she was leprous. 11 And Aaron said to Moses, “Oh, my lord, (C)do not punish us[b] because we have done foolishly and have sinned. 12 Let her not be as one dead, whose flesh is half eaten away when he comes out of his mother's womb.” 13 And Moses cried to the Lord, “O God, please heal her—please.” 14 But the Lord said to Moses, “If her father had but (D)spit in her face, should she not be shamed seven days? Let her be (E)shut outside the camp seven days, and after that she may be brought in again.” 15 So Miriam (F)was shut outside the camp seven days, and the people did not set out on the march till Miriam was brought in again.

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  1. Numbers 12:10 Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13
  2. Numbers 12:11 Hebrew do not lay sin upon us

10 When the cloud lifted from above the tent,(A) Miriam’s skin was leprous[a]—it became as white as snow.(B) Aaron turned toward her and saw that she had a defiling skin disease,(C) 11 and he said to Moses, “Please, my lord, I ask you not to hold against us the sin we have so foolishly committed.(D) 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!(E)

14 The Lord replied to Moses, “If her father had spit in her face,(F) would she not have been in disgrace for seven days? Confine her outside the camp(G) for seven days; after that she can be brought back.” 15 So Miriam was confined outside the camp(H) for seven days,(I) and the people did not move on till she was brought back.

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  1. Numbers 12:10 The Hebrew for leprous was used for various diseases affecting the skin.

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