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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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Numbers 12:1-16

12  And Miriam and Aaron talked against Moses with regard to the Negro wife he had married; for he had married a Negro. 2  And they said “Has Jehovah spoken only with Moses? has he not spoken with us too?” and Jehovah heard it. 3  And Moses was a very modest man, the most modest of all men on earth. 4  And Jehovah said suddenly to Moses and to Aaron and to Miriam “Come out to the Tent of Meeting, all three of you”; and they all three went out. 5  And Jehovah came down in a pillar of cloud and stood at the door of the Tent and called Aaron and Miriam, and they came out. 6*  And he said “Listen to my words. If there be a prophet, among you I manifest myself to him in a vision, speak with him in a dream. 7  Not so my servant Moses; he is trusted with all my house. 8*  Mouth to mouth I speak with him, visibly and not in riddles, and he gazes on Jehovah’s face: how is it you were not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?” 9  And Jehovah was angry at them and went away; 10  and the cloud moved off from the Tent, and there was Miriam a snowy leper; and Aaron turned toward Miriam and found her leprous. 11  And Aaron said to Moses “O, sir, do not count against us as a sin our having made fools of ourselves and done wrong. 12**  Do not let us be like a dead man, like an abortion when it comes out of a mother’s womb, with half our flesh eaten away.” 13*  And Moses cried to Jehovah “No, heal her.” 14  And Jehovah said to Moses “Suppose her father had spit is her face, she would spend seven days in humiliation, would she not? let her be shut out of the camp seven days, and afterward taken in.” 15  And Miriam was shut out of the camp seven days, and the people did not march till Miriam was taken in. 16  And afterward the people marched from Haseroth and camped in the wilderness of Paran.


12:6 Codd. If there be among you a prophet to Jehovah Var. If Jehovah be your prophet
12:8 (visibly) Unc.; susp.
12:12 Var. not let her be
12:12 Var. like a dead man who when he comes out of his mother’s womb has half his flesh eaten away
12:13 Codd.* “Deity, heal her.”