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Numbers 6
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Nazirite Laws

6Then the LORD said to Moses, "Give the following instructions to the people of Israel.H3068H1696H4872H559 2"If any of the people, either men or women, take the special vow of a Nazirite, setting themselves apart to the LORD in a special way,H1696H1121H3478H559H376H802H6381H5087H5088H5139H5144H3068 3they must give up wine and other alcoholic drinks. They must not use vinegar made from wine or from other alcoholic drinks, they must not drink fresh grape juice, and they must not eat grapes or raisins.H5144H3196H7941H8354H2558H3196H2558H7941H8354H4952H6025H398H3892H6025H3002 4As long as they are bound by their Nazirite vow, they are not allowed to eat or drink anything that comes from a grapevine—not even the grape seeds or skins.H3117H5145H398H6213H3196H1612H2785H2085 5"They must never cut their hair throughout the time of their vow, for they are holy and set apart to the LORD. Until the time of their vow has been fulfilled, they must let their hair grow long.H3117H5088H5145H8593H5674H7218H3117H4390H5144H3068H6918H6545H8181H7218H1431 6And they must not go near a dead body during the entire period of their vow to the LORD.H3117H5144H3068H935H4191H5315 7Even if the dead person is their own father, mother, brother, or sister, they must not defile themselves, for the hair on their head is the symbol of their separation to God.H2930H1H517H251H269H4194H5145H430H7218 8This requirement applies as long as they are set apart to the LORD.H3117H5145H6918H3068 9"If someone falls dead beside them, the hair they have dedicated will be defiled. They must wait for seven days and then shave their heads. Then they will be cleansed from their defilement.H4191H4191H6621H6597H2930H7218H5145H1548H7218H3117H2893H7637H3117H1548 10On the eighth day they must bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons to the priest at the entrance of the Tabernacle.H8066H3117H935H8147H8449H8147H1121H3123H3548H6607H168H4150 11The priest will offer one of the birds for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. In this way, he will purify them from the guilt they incurred through contact with the dead body. Then they must reaffirm their commitment and let their hair begin to grow again.H3548H6213H259H2403H259H5930H3722H834H2398H5315H6942H7218H3117 12The days of their vow that were completed before their defilement no longer count. They must rededicate themselves to the LORD as a Nazirite for the full term of their vow, and each must bring a one-year-old male lamb for a guilt offering.H5144H3068H3117H5145H935H3532H1121H8141H817H3117H7223H5307H5145H2930 13"This is the ritual law for Nazirites. At the conclusion of their time of separation as Nazirites, they must each go to the entrance of the TabernacleH8451H5139H3117H3117H5145H4390H935H6607H168H4150 14and offer their sacrifices to the LORD: a one-year-old male lamb without defect for a burnt offering, a one-year-old female lamb without defect for a sin offering, a ram without defect for a peace offering,H7126H7133H3068H259H3532H1121H8141H8549H5930H259H3535H1323H8141H8549H2403H259H352H8549H8002 15a basket of bread made without yeast—cakes of choice flour mixed with olive oil and wafers spread with olive oil—along with their prescribed grain offerings and liquid offerings.H5536H4682H2471H5560H1101H8081H7550H4682H4886H8081H4503H5262 16The priest will present these offerings before the LORD: first the sin offering and the burnt offering;H3548H7126H6440H3068H6213H2403H5930 17then the ram for a peace offering, along with the basket of bread made without yeast. The priest must also present the prescribed grain offering and liquid offering to the LORD.H6213H352H2077H8002H3068H5536H4682H3548H6213H4503H5262 18"Then the Nazirites will shave their heads at the entrance of the Tabernacle. They will take the hair that had been dedicated and place it on the fire beneath the peace-offering sacrifice.H5139H1548H7218H5145H6607H168H4150H3947H8181H7218H5145H5414H784H2077H8002 19After the Nazirite's head has been shaved, the priest will take for each of them the boiled shoulder of the ram, and he will take from the basket a cake and a wafer made without yeast. He will put them all into the Nazirite's hands.H3548H3947H1311H2220H352H259H4682H2471H5536H259H4682H7550H5414H3709H5139H310H5145H1548 20Then the priest will lift them up as a special offering before the LORD. These are holy portions for the priest, along with the breast of the special offering and the thigh of the sacred offering that are lifted up before the LORD. After this ceremony the Nazirites may again drink wine.H3548H5130H8573H6440H3068H6944H3548H8573H2373H8641H7785H310H5139H8354H3196 21"This is the ritual law of the Nazirites, who vow to bring these offerings to the LORD. They may also bring additional offerings if they can afford it. And they must be careful to do whatever they vowed when they set themselves apart as Nazirites."H8451H5139H5087H7133H3068H5145H3027H5381H6310H5088H5087H6213H8451H5145

The Priestly Blessing

22Then the LORD said to Moses,H3068H1696H4872H559 23"Tell Aaron and his sons to bless the people of Israel with this special blessing.H1696H175H1121H559H3541H1288H1121H3478H559 24'May the LORD bless you and protect you.H3068H1288H8104 25May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you.H3068H6440H215H2603 26May the LORD show you his favor and give you his peace.'H3068H5375H6440H7760H7965 27Whenever Aaron and his sons bless the people of Israel in my name, I myself will bless them."H7760H8034H1121H3478H1288


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