Chapter 12

In the foregoing chapter we had the vexation which the people gave to Moses; in this we have his patience tried by his own relations. I. Miriam and Aaron, his own brother and sister, affronted him, Num. 12:1-3. II. God called them to an account for it, Num. 12:4-9. III. Miriam was smitten with a leprosy for it, Num. 12:10. IV. Aaron submits, and Moses meekly intercedes for Miriam, Num. 12:11-13. V. She is healed, but put to shame for seven days, Num. 12:14-16. And this is recorded to show that the best persons and families have both their follies and their crosses.