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.

16 After that, the people left Hazeroth(J) and encamped in the Desert of Paran.(K)

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

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