Numbers 12


וַתְּדַבֵּר מִרְיָם וְאַהֲרֹן בְּמֹשֶׁה עַל־אֹדֹות הָאִשָּׁה הַכֻּשִׁית אֲשֶׁר לָקָח כִּי־אִשָּׁה כֻשִׁית לָקָח   12:1

Numb. 12:1  And Miriam spoke, with Aaron, concerning Moses regarding the Cushite woman whom he had taken, for he had taken a Cushite woman.

וַיֹּאמְרוּ הֲרַק אַךְ־בְּמֹשֶׁה דִּבֶּר יְהוָה הֲלֹא גַּם־בָּנוּ דִבֵּר וַיִּשְׁמַע יְהוָה   12:2

Numb. 12:2  And they said, “Has the Lord but spoken only with Moses?  Has He not also spoken with us?”  And the Lord heard.

וְהָאִישׁ מֹשֶׁה עָנָו מְאֹד מִכֹּל הָאָדָם אֲשֶׁר עַלפְּנֵי הָאֲדָמָה   12:3

Numb. 12:3  Now the man Moses was the most meek out of all the people that were on the face of the earth.

וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה פִּתְאֹם אֶל־מֹשֶׁה וְאֶל־אַהֲרֹן וְאֶל־מִרְיָם צְאוּ שְׁלָשְׁתְּכֶם אֶל־אֹהֶל מֹועֵד וַיֵּצְאוּ   12:4


Numb. 12:4  So the Lord spoke immediately to Moses and to Aaron and to Miriam:  “Come out, you three, to the tent of meeting.”  And the three of them came out.

וַיֵּרֶד יְהוָה בְּעַמּוּד עָןָן וַיַּעֲמֹד פֶּתַח הָאֹהֶל וַיִּקְרָא אַהֲרֹן וּמִרְיָם וַיֵּצְאוּ שְׁנֵיהֶם   12:5

Numb. 12:5  Then the Lord descended in a cloud column that stood at the entrance of the tent.  And He summoned Aaron and Miriam, and both of them came forth.

וַיֹּאמֶר שִׁמְעוּ־נָא דְבָרָי אִם־יִהְיֶה נְבִיאֲכֶם יְהוָה בַּמַּרְאָה אֵלָיו אֶתְוַדָּע בַּחֲלֹום אֲדַבֶּר־בֹּו   12:6

Numb. 12:6  And He said, “Hear now My words.  When your prophet of the Lord might arise, I would be known to him in a vision; I will speak with him in a dream.”

Another revealing verse!  The Lord here tells us that He speaks to His prophets in dreams and visions.  The rabbis of old thought that the prophetic period ended with the latter bible prophets.  What do you think?  Do we still have prophets today?  I believe we do.  Ordinary people!  But they have dreams and visions that I believe are from the Lord, His “speaking” to us.

לֹא־כֵן עַבְדִּי מֹשֶׁה בְּכָל־בֵּיתִי נֶאֱמָן הוּא   12:7

Numb. 12:7  “It is not so of My servant, Moses.  In all My house, he is most trusted.”

פֶּה אֶל־פֶּה אֲדַבֶּר־בֹּו וּמַרְאֶה וְלֹא בְחִידֹת וּתְמֻנַת יְהוָה יַבִּיט וּמַדּוּעַ לֹא יְרֵאתֶם לְדַבֵּר בְּעַבְדִּי   12:8


Numb. 12:8  “I can speak with him mouth to mouth, and plainly, and not with obscure utterances, and he can behold the manifestation of the Lord.  Then why do you not fear to speak about My servant, about Moses?”

וַיִּחַר אַף יְהוָה בָּם וַיֵּלַךְ   12:9

Numb. 12:9  And the “anger” of the Lord was kindled toward them, and He departed.

וְהֶעָןָן סָר מֵעַל הָאֹהֶל וְהִנֵּה מִרְיָם מְצֹרַעַת כַּשָּׁלֶג וַיִּפֶן אַהֲרֹן אֶל־מִרְיָם וְהִנֵּה מְצֹרָעַת   12:10

Numb. 12:10   Then the cloud withdrew from the tent and behold, Miriam was with leprosy, like snow.  And Aaron turned and looked at Miriam and lo, she was leprous.

וַיֹּאמֶר אַהֲרֹן אֶל־מֹשֶׁה בִּי אֲדֹנִי אַל־נָא תָשֵׁת עָלֵינוּ חַטָּאת אֲשֶׁר נֹואַלְנוּ וַאֲשֶׁר חָטָאנוּ   12:11

Numb. 12:11   And Aaron said to Moses, “Oh, my lord, please do not lay on us the punishment of a sin that we did foolishly and that we committed.”

אַל־נָא תְהִי כַּמֵּת אֲשֶׁר בְּצֵאתֹו מֵרֶחֶם אִמֹּו וַיֵּאָכֵל חֲצִי בְשָׂרֹו   12:12

Numb. 12:12   “Please do not let her be as one dead who, on his coming out of the womb of his mother, that half his flesh has been eaten.”

וַיִּצְעַק מֹשֶׁה אֶל־יְהוָה לֵאמֹר אֵל נָא רְפָא נָא לָהּ   12:13

Numb. 12:13   Then Moses cried out to the Lord saying, “O God, please bring healing now to her.”

וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל־מֹשֶׁה וְאָבִיהָ יָרֹק יָרַק בְּפָנֶיהָ הֲלֹא תִכָּלֵם שִׁבְעַת יָמִים תִּסָּגֵר שִׁבְעַת יָמִים מִחוּץ   12:14

לַמַּחֲנֶה וְאַחַר תֵּאָסֵף

Numb. 12:14   Then the Lord said to Moses, “Were her father to but spit in her face, would she not be humiliated seven days?  You shall shut her up seven days outside of the camp, and after she may assemble.”

וַתִּסָּגֵר מִרְיָם מִחוּץ לַמַּחֲנֶה שִׁבְעַת יָמִים וְהָעָם לֹא נָסַע עַד־הֵאָסֵף מִרְיָם   12:15

Numb. 12:15   And Miriam was shut up outside of the camp seven days, and the people did not journey until the reception of Miriam.

וְאַחַר נָסְעוּ הָעָם מֵחֲצֵרֹות וַיַּחֲנוּ בְּמִדְבַּר פָּארָן   12:16

Numb. 12:16   Then after, the people journeyed from Hazeroth and camped in the wilderness of Paran.


[Return to Numbers Chapters]  [Prev:  Numb. 11]  [Next:  Numb. 13]