But the LORD answered Moses, "If her father had but spit in her face, would she not have been in disgrace for seven days? Let her be confined outside the camp for seven days; after that she may be brought back in."
Cross ReferencesLeviticus 13:46
As long as he has the infection, he remains unclean. He must live alone in a place outside the camp.
The one being cleansed must wash his clothes, shave off all his hair, and bathe with water, that he may be clean. Afterward, he may enter the camp, but he must remain outside his tent for seven days.
Then the LORD said to Moses,
"Command the Israelites to send away from the camp anyone with a skin disease, anyone who has a bodily discharge, and anyone who is defiled by a dead body.
his brother's widow shall go up to him in the presence of the elders, remove his sandal, spit in his face, and declare, "This is what is done to the man who will not maintain his brother's line."
2 Kings 15:5
And the LORD afflicted the king with leprosy until the day he died, so that he lived in a separate house while his son Jotham had charge of the palace and governed the people of the land.
He has made me a byword to the people; I am the one in whose face they spit.
They abhor me and keep far from me; they do not hesitate to spit in my face.
I offered My back to those who struck Me, and My cheeks to those who tore out My beard. I did not hide My face from scorn and spittle.
Chapter Outline1. God rebukes the sedition of Miriam and Aaron
11. Miriam's leprosy is healed at the prayer of Moses
14. God commands her to be shut out of the host
16. The people encamp in the desert of Paran
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Numbers 5:2, 3
Leviticus 13:45, 46
2 Chronicles 26:20, 21
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