New International Version
Do not let her be like a stillborn infant coming from its mother's womb with its flesh half eaten away."
King James Bible
Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother's womb.
Darby Bible Translation
Let her not be as one stillborn, half of whose flesh is consumed when he comes out of his mother's womb.
World English Bible
Let her not, I pray, be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he comes out of his mother's womb."
Young's Literal Translation
let her not, I pray thee, be as one dead, when in his coming out from the womb of his mother -- the half of his flesh is consumed.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Miriam became leprous - It is likely Miriam was chief in this mutiny; and it is probable that it was on this ground she is mentioned first, (see Numbers 12:1), and punished here, while Aaron is spared. Had he been smitten with the leprosy, his sacred character must have greatly suffered, and perhaps the priesthood itself have fallen into contempt. How many priests and preachers who deserved to be exposed to reproach and infamy, have been spared for the sake of the holy character they bore, that the ministry might not be blamed! But the just God will visit their transgressions in some other way, if they do not deeply deplore them and find mercy through Christ. Nothing tends to discredit the work of God so much as the transgressions and miscarriages of those who minister in holy things.
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LibraryKadesh. Rekam, and that Double. Inquiry is Made, Whether the Doubling it in the Maps is Well Done.
The readers of the eastern interpreters will observe, that Kadesh is rendered by all Rekam, or in a sound very near it. In the Chaldee, it is 'Rekam': in the Syriac, 'Rekem': in the Arabic, 'Rakim'... There are two places noted by the name Rekam in the very bounds of the land,--to wit, the southern and eastern: that is, a double Kadesh. I. Of Kadesh, or Rekam, in the south part, there is no doubt. II. Of it, in the eastern part, there is this mention: "From Rekam to the east, and Rekam is as the …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
Moses the Type of Christ.
and he said to Moses, "Please, my lord, I ask you not to hold against us the sin we have so foolishly committed.
So Moses cried out to the LORD, "Please, God, heal her!"
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