Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses, about his wife, the Cushite. And they said, the Lord hath only through Moses speak? Does he not also speak through us? The Lord heard this. But Moses was a very humble man, more than anyone on Earth. At once the Lord said to Moses, Aaron and Miriam, come out ye three to the tabernacle. They did so, and the Lord came down near to them in a pillar of cloud and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called to Aaron and Miriam, who both went to Him. And he said: If anyone of you is a prophet of the Lord, I will make myself known to him in faces or speak in dreams. But this is not so with my servant Moses. My whole house is entrusted to him.
I speak to him from mouth to mouth, not in dark speeches or parables. He sees the Lord in His form. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses? The anger of the Lord was kindled against him, and he turned away, and the cloud came out of the tabernacle. And behold, Miriam was leprous as snow. And Aaron saw it and turned to Moses: Alas, my Lord, do not let us stay in sin. Let Miriam not be as a stillborn. And Moses cried to the Lord: “Oh God, heal her!”. The Lord said to Moses, if her father had spat in her face, she would not have been shamed for seven days. Let her be isolated for seven days, after which she is to be absolved. The people waited for Miriam, and then set off from Hazeroth to Paran.