N U M B E R S
In the foregoing chapter we had the vexation which
the people gave to Moses; in this we have his patience tried by his
own relations. I. Miriam and Aaron, his own brother and sister,
affronted him, ver. 1-3.
II. God called them to an account for it, ver. 4-9. III. Miriam was smitten with a
leprosy for it, ver. 10.
IV. Aaron submits, and Moses meekly intercedes for Miriam,
ver. 11-13. V. She is
healed, but put to shame for seven days, ver. 14-16. And this is recorded to show
that the best persons and families have both their follies and