NUMBERS 12:10

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.”

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Numbers 12:10 Translation & Meaning

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And the cloud וְהֶֽעָנָ֗ן A cloud (as covering the sky), i.e., the nimbus or thunder-cloud cloud
departed סָ֚ר To turn off (literally or figuratively) departed
from off מֵעַ֣ל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications off
the tabernacle; הָאֹ֔הֶל A tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance) tabernacle
and, behold, וְהִנֵּ֥ה Lo! behold
Miriam מִרְיָ֖ם Mirjam, the name of two Israelitesses Miriam
became (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
leprous, מְצֹרַ֣עַת To scourge, i.e., (intransitive and figurative) to be stricken with leprosy leprous
white (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
as snow: כַּשָּׁ֑לֶג Snow (probably from its whiteness) snow
and Aaron אַֽהֲרֹ֛ן Aharon, the brother of Moses Aaron
looked וַיִּ֧פֶן To turn; by implication, to face, i.e., appear, look, etc looked
upon אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to upon
Miriam, מִרְיָ֖ם Mirjam, the name of two Israelitesses Miriam
and, behold, וְהִנֵּ֥ה Lo! behold
she was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
leprous. מְצֹרָֽעַת׃ To scourge, i.e., (intransitive and figurative) to be stricken with leprosy leprous

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  • 8  With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the Lord shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?

  • 9  And the anger of the Lord was kindled against them; and he departed.

  • 10  And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.

  • 11  And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned.

  • 12  Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother's womb.




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