Numbers 12:7
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New International Version
But this is not true of my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my house.

New Living Translation
But not with my servant Moses. Of all my house, he is the one I trust.

English Standard Version
Not so with my servant Moses. He is faithful in all my house.

New American Standard Bible
"Not so, with My servant Moses, He is faithful in all My household;

King James Bible
My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Not so with My servant Moses; he is faithful in all My household.

International Standard Version
But that's not how it is with my servant Moses, since he has been entrusted with my entire household!

NET Bible
My servant Moses is not like this; he is faithful in all my house.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But this is not the way I treat my servant Moses. He is the most faithful person in my household.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My slave Moses is not so, who is faithful in all my house.

King James 2000 Bible
My servant Moses is not thus, who is faithful in all my house.

American King James Version
My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all my house.

American Standard Version
My servant Moses is not so; he is faithful in all my house:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But it is not so with my servant Moses who is most faithful in all my house:

Darby Bible Translation
Not so my servant Moses: he is faithful in all my house.

English Revised Version
My servant Moses is not so; he is faithful in all mine house:

Webster's Bible Translation
My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all my house.

World English Bible
My servant Moses is not so. He is faithful in all my house.

Young's Literal Translation
not so My servant Moses; in all My house he is stedfast;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

12:1-9 The patience of Moses was tried in his own family, as well as by the people. The pretence was, that he had married a foreign wife; but probably their pride was hurt, and their envy stirred up, by his superior authority. Opposition from our near relations, and from religious friends, is most painful. But this is to be looked for, and it will be well if in such circumstances we can preserve the gentleness and meekness of Moses. Moses was thus fitted to the work he was called to. God not only cleared Moses, but praised him. Moses had the spirit of prophecy in a way which set him far above all other prophets; yet he that is least in the kingdom of heaven, is greater than he; and our Lord Jesus infinitely excels him, Heb 3:1. Let Miriam and Aaron consider whom it was they insulted. We have reason to be afraid of saying or doing any thing against the servants of God. And those are presumptuous indeed who are not afraid to speak evil of dignities, 2Pe 2:10. The removal of God's presence is the surest and saddest token of God's displeasure. Woe to us, if he depart! he never departs, till by sin and folly we drive him from us.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - My servant Moses is not so. No words could more clearly and sharply draw the distinction between Moses and the whole laudabilis numerus of the prophets. It is strange that, in the face of a statement so general and so emphatic, it should have been doubted whether it applied to such prophets as Isaiah or Daniel. It was exactly in "visions" and in "dreams," i.e., under the peculiar psychological conditions so-called, that these greatest of prophets received their revelations from heaven. The exceeding richness and wonder of some of these revelations did not alter the mode in which they were received, nor raise them out of the ordinary conditions of the gradus propheticus. As prophets of future things they were much greater than Moses, and their writings may be to us far more precious; but that does not concern the present question, which turns exclusively upon the relation between the Divine Giver and the human receiver of the revelation. If words mean anything, the assertion here is that Moses stood on an altogether different footing from the "prophet of the Lord" in respect of the communications which he received from the Lord. It is this essential superiority of position on the part of Moses which alone gives force and meaning to the important declarations of Deuteronomy 18:15; John 1:21 b.; John 6:14; 7:40, &c. Moses had no successor in his relations with God until that Son of man came, who was "in heaven" all the time he walked and spake on earth. Who is faithful in all mine house, נֶאֶמָן with בּ means to be proved, or attested, and so established (cf. 1 Samuel 3:20; 1 Samuel 22:14). The Septuagint gives the true sense, ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ οἴκῳ μου πιστός, and so it is quoted in the Epistle to the Hebrews (chapter 3:2). The "house" of God, as the adjective "whole" shows, is not the tabernacle, but the house of Israel; the' word "house" standing for household, family, nation, as so often in the sacred writings (see Genesis 46:27; Leviticus 10:6; Hebrews 3:6).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

My servant Moses is not so,.... Or such a prophet; he is not so used; it was not in such a manner the Lord spake to him; not in visions and dreams, as he had to Abraham and Jacob, and did to others in later times:

who is faithful in all mine house; in the house of Israel, or among that people which were the Lord's family, where Moses was a servant and steward, and did all things according to the will of the Lord, the master of the family; he faithfully delivered to them all the laws, statutes, and ordinances, which he appointed to be observed by them: unless this is to be understood of the tabernacle, which was the house of God, in which he dwelt, and which was made, and all things in it, exactly according to the pattern given by the Lord to Moses: see Hebrews 3:2.

Numbers 12:7 Additional Commentaries
The Murmuring of Miriam and Aaron
6He said, "Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, shall make Myself known to him in a vision. I shall speak with him in a dream. 7"Not so, with My servant Moses, He is faithful in all My household; 8With him I speak mouth to mouth, Even openly, and not in dark sayings, And he beholds the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant, against Moses?"…
Cross References
Hebrews 3:2
He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God's house.

Hebrews 3:5
"Moses was faithful as a servant in all God's house," bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future.

Deuteronomy 34:5
And Moses the servant of the LORD died there in Moab, as the LORD had said.

Joshua 1:1
After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses' aide:

Joshua 1:2
"Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them--to the Israelites.

Job 1:8
Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil."
Treasury of Scripture

My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all my house.

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Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brothers, like to …

Psalm 105:26 He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen.

Matthew 11:9,11 But what went you out for to see? A prophet? yes, I say to you, and …

Acts 3:22,23 For Moses truly said to the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your …

Acts 7:31 When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near …


1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

1 Timothy 3:15 But if I tarry long, that you may know how you ought to behave yourself …

Hebrews 3:2-6 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful …

1 Peter 2:4,5 To whom coming, as to a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but …

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