12:1 And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the
Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married a
an Ethiopian woman.
(a) Zipporah, Moses' wife, was a Midianite, and because
Midian bordered on Ethiopia, it is sometimes referred
to in the scriptures by this name.
12:3 (Now the man Moses [was] very b meek, above all the men
which [were] upon the face of the earth.)
(b) And so endured their grudging, although he knew of
12:6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among
you, [I] the LORD will make myself known unto him in a c
vision, [and] will speak unto him in a dream.
(c) These were the two ordinary means.
12:7 My servant Moses [is] not so, who [is] faithful d in all
(d) In all Israel which was his Church.
12:8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and
not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall
he e behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak
against my servant Moses?
(e) As far as any man was able to comprehend, which he
calls his back parts, (Ex 33:23).
12:10 And the cloud departed from off the f tabernacle; and,
behold, Miriam [became] leprous, [white] as snow: and
Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, [she was] leprous.
(f) From the door of the tabernacle.
12:12 Let her not be as one g dead, of whom the flesh is half
consumed when he cometh out of his mother's womb.
(g) As a child that is stillborn, as if it is only the
12:14 And the LORD said unto Moses, If her father had but h
spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days?
let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after
that let her be received in [again].
(h) In his displeasure.
12:16 And afterward the people removed from Hazeroth, and
pitched in the wilderness of a Paran.
(a) That is, in Rithmah, which was in Paran,