Comparison of Pentateuch:
Jewish Publication Society 1917
Targums Onkelos,
Jonathan Ben Uzziel/Palestinian,
Jerusalem Fragments

 

Numbers
Chapter 12

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Numbers 12:1
JPS 12:1 And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married; for he had married a Cushite woman.
ONK 12:1 And Miriam and Aharon spake against Mosheh, because of the fair woman(22) whom he had taken, because the fair woman who had been sent away he had taken.
PAL 12:1 And Miriam and Aharon spake against Mosheh words that were not becoming with respect to the Kushaitha whom the Kushaee had caused Mosheh to take when he had fled from Pharoh, but whom he had sent away because they had given him the queen of Kush, and he had sent her away.
JER 12:1 And Miriam and Aharon spake against Mosheh about the Kushaitha whom he had taken. But observe, the Kushite wife was not Zipporah, the wife of Mosheh, but a certain Kushaitha, of a flesh different from every creature: whereas Zipporah, the wife of Mosheh, was of a comely form and beautiful countenance, and more abundant in good works than all the women of her age.
 
Numbers 12:2
JPS 12:2 And they said: 'Hath the LORD indeed spoken only with Moses? hath He not spoken also with us?' And the LORD heard it.
ONK 12:2 And they said, Hath the Lord spoken only with Mosheh? Hath He not spoken with us also? And it was heard before the Lord.
PAL 12:2 And they said, Hath the Lord spoken only with Mosheh, that he should be separated from the married life? Hath He not spoken with us also? And it was heard before the Lord.
 
 
Numbers 12:3
JPS 12:3 Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men that were upon the face of the earth.
ONK 12:3 [But the man Mosheh was very humble,(23) more than all the men who were upon the face of the earth.]
PAL 12:3 But the man Mosheh was more bowed down in his mind than all the children of men upon the face of the earth; neither cared he for their words.
 
 
Numbers 12:4
JPS 12:4 And the LORD spoke suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam: 'Come out ye three unto the tent of meeting.' And they three came out.
ONK 12:4 And the Lord spake suddenly with Mosheh, and to Aharon and to Miriam: Come forth, you three, to the tabernacle of ordinance; and those three went forth.
PAL 12:4 And the Lord said to Mosheh, to Aharon, and to Miriam, Come forth, you three, to the tabernacle. And those three went forth.
 
 
Numbers 12:5
JPS 12:5 And the LORD came down in a pillar of cloud, and stood at the door of the Tent, and called Aaron and Miriam; and they both came forth.
ONK 12:5 And the Lord was revealed in the pillar of the Cloud, and stood at the door of the tabernacle: and He called Aharon and Miriam, and they two came forth.
PAL 12:5 And the Glory of the Lord was revealed in the Cloud of Glory, and He stood at the door of the tabernacle, and called Aharon and Miriam: and those two came forth.
 
 
Numbers 12:6
JPS 12:6 And He said: 'Hear now My words: if there be a prophet among you, I the LORD do make Myself known unto him in a vision, I do speak with him in a dream.
ONK 12:6 And He said, Hear now My words. If there be prophets with you, I the Lord will reveal Myself (to them) in visions, in dreams will I speak with them.
PAL 12:6 And He said, Hear now My words, while I speak. Have any of the prophets who have arisen from the days of old been spoken with as Mosheh hath been? To those (prophets) the Word of the Lord hath been revealed in apparition, speaking with them in a dream.
 
 
Numbers 12:7
JPS 12:7 My servant Moses is not so; he is trusted in all My house;
ONK 12:7 But not so (with) My servant Mosheh; over all My house faithful is he.
PAL 12:7 Not so is the way with Mosheh My servant; in all the house of Israel My people he is faithful.
JER 12:7 Not so is My servant Mosheh among all the company (of the prophets), the chief of the chiefs of My court, faithful is he.
 
Numbers 12:8
JPS 12:8 with him do I speak mouth to mouth, even manifestly, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD doth he behold; wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against My servant, against Moses?'
ONK 12:8 Speaker with speaker will I speak with him; in apparition, and not in similitudes; and he shall behold the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And how is this, that you have not been afraid to speak against My servant, against Mosheh?
PAL 12:8 Speaker with speaker have I spoken with him, who hath separated himself from the married life; but in vision, and not with mystery, revealed I Myself to him at the bush, and he beheld the likeness of My Shekinah. And why have you not feared to speak such words of My servant Mosheh?
 
 
Numbers 12:9
JPS 12:9 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them; and He departed.
ONK 12:9 And the displeasure of the Lord was strong against them, and He went up.
PAL 12:9 And the glory of the Lord's Shekinah ascended, and went.
 
 
Numbers 12:10
JPS 12:10 And when the cloud was removed from over the Tent, behold, Miriam was leprous, as white as snow; and Aaron looked upon Miriam; and, behold, she was leprous.
ONK 12:10 And the Cloud went up from over the tabernacle. And, behold, Miriam was white as snow; and Aharon looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.
PAL 12:10 And the glorious Cloud of the Lord's Shekinah went up from above the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam was seized with the leprosy. And Aharon looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she had been smitten with leprosy.
 
 
Numbers 12:11
JPS 12:11 And Aaron said unto Moses: 'Oh my lord, lay not, I pray thee, sin upon us, for that we have done foolishly, and for that we have sinned.
ONK 12:11 And Aharon said to Mosheh, My lord, I entreat that thou wouldst not lay this sin upon us, in that we have acted foolishly, and have transgressed.
PAL 12:11 And Aharon said to Mosheh, I beseech of thee, my lord, not to lay upon us the sin we have foolishly committed, and by which we have transgressed.
JER 12:11 That we have sinned.
 
Numbers 12:12
JPS 12:12 Let her not, I pray, be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother's womb.'
ONK 12:12 Let not this one, I entreat, be separated from among us, for she is our sister. Pray, now, over this dead flesh which is in her, that she may be healed.
PAL 12:12 I entreat thee that Miriam, our sister, may not be defiled with leprosy in the tent, as the dead, for it is with her as with the infant(11) which, having well fulfilled the time of the womb, perishes at the birth: so Miriam was with us in the land of Mizraim, seeing us in our captivity, our dispersion, our servitude; but now, when the time hath come for our going forth to possess the land of Israel, behold, she is kept back from us. I entreat thee, my lord, to pray for her, that her righteousness may not come to nought among the congregation.
JER 12:12 Let not Miriam, our sister, be a leper, polluted in the tent as one dead. For it is with her as with the infant who hath passed nine months in its mother's womb, in water and in heat, without injury, but which after all perishes at the birth. So was Miriam, our sister, carried away with us into the desert, and with us in our trouble; but now the time hath come that we may enter into the land of Israel, why should she be kept from us? Pray now for the dead body that it may live, and that her righteousness may not fail.
 
Numbers 12:13
JPS 12:13 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying: 'Heal her now, O God, I beseech Thee.'
ONK 12:13 And Mosheh prayed before the Lord, saying: God, I beseech Thee, heal her now.
PAL 12:13 And Mosheh did pray, and seek mercy before the Lord, saying: I pray through the compassions of the merciful God, Eloha, who hast power over the life of all flesh, heal her, I beseech thee.
JER 12:13 O Eloha, who healest all flesh, heal her.
 
Numbers 12:14
JPS 12:14 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'If her father had but spit in her face, should she not hide in shame seven days? let her be shut up without the camp seven days, and after that she shall be brought in again.'
ONK 12:14 But the Lord said to Mosheh, If her father, correcting, had corrected her, ought she not to have been ashamed seven days? Let her be shut up seven days without the camp, and afterward be admitted.
PAL 12:14 And the Lord said to Mosheh, If her father had corrected her, would she not have been disgraced, and secluded seven days? But today, when I correct her, much more right is it that she should be dishonoured fourteen days: yet shall it suffice to seclude her seven days without the camp; and for thy righteousness will I make the Cloud of My Glory, the tabernacle, the ark, and all Israel, tarry until the time that she is healed, and then readmitted.
 
 
Numbers 12:15
JPS 12:15 And Miriam was shut up without the camp seven days; and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.
ONK 12:15 And Miriam was shut up without the camp seven days; and the people journeyed not until Miriam was brought in.
PAL 12:15 And Miriam was kept apart without the camp for seven days, and the people went not forward until the time that Miriam was healed.
 
 
Numbers 12:16
JPS 12:16 And afterward the people journeyed from Hazeroth, and pitched in the wilderness of Paran.
ONK 12:16 And afterward the people journeyed from Hatseroth, and encamped in the wilderness of Pharan.
PAL 12:16 But though Miriam the prophetess had made herself liable to be stricken with leprosy in this world, the doctrine is ample that in the world to come (there remaineth a reward) for the just, and for them who keep the commandments of the law. And because Miriam the prophetess had watched for a little hour to know what would be the fate of Mosheh (Exo 1); for the sake of that merit all Israel, numbering sixty myriads, being eighty legions, and the Cloud of Glory, the tabernacle, and the well, went not, nor proceeded, till the time that she was healed: and afterward the people journeyed from Hatseroth, and encamped in the wilderness of Pharan.
JER 12:16 But though Miriam the prophetess had become liable to leprosy, we have ample doctrine that by keeping the commandments and precepts a man who doeth even a little shall receive a great reward. Thus, because Miriam the prophetess had stood on the river bank for a little hour, to know what would be the end of Mosheh, the sons of Israel, being sixty myriads, and eighty legions in number, and the Cloud of Glory and the well, now moved not, nor went forward from their place, till the time that she was healed of her leprosy; but after she was healed the people journeyed from Hatseroth, and encamped in the wilderness of Pharan.
 
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