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Numbers 6 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Law of the Nazirites

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:1 - Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:2 - “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When a man or woman makes [fn]a special vow, namely, the vow of a [fn]Nazirite, to live as a Nazirite for the LORD,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:3 - he shall abstain from wine and [fn]strong drink; he shall [fn]consume no vinegar, whether made from wine or strong drink, nor shall he drink any grape juice nor eat fresh or dried grapes.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:4 - ‘All the days of his consecration he shall not eat anything that is produced from the grape vine, from the seeds even to the skin.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:5 - ‘All the days of his vow of consecration no razor shall pass over his head. He shall be holy until the days are fulfilled which he lives as a Nazirite for the LORD; he shall let the locks of hair on his head grow long.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:6 - ‘All the days of his life as a Nazirite for the LORD he shall not come up to a dead person.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:7 - ‘He shall not make himself unclean for his father or for his mother, for his brother or for his sister, when they die, because his consecration to God is [fn]on his head.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:8 - ‘All the days of his consecration he is holy to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:9 - ‘But if someone dies very suddenly beside him and he defiles his consecrated head of hair, then he shall shave his head on the day when he becomes clean; he shall shave it on the seventh day.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:10 - ‘Then on the eighth day he shall bring two turtledoves or two young doves to the priest, to the entrance of the tent of meeting.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:11 - ‘And the priest shall offer one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, and make atonement for him [fn]regarding his sin because of the dead person. And on that same day he shall consecrate his head,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:12 - and shall live his days of consecration as a Nazirite for the LORD, and shall bring a male lamb a year old as a guilt offering; but the preceding days will [fn]not count, because his consecration was defiled.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:13 - ‘Now this is the law of the Nazirite when the days of his consecration are fulfilled: he shall bring [fn]his offering to the entrance of the tent of meeting.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:14 - ‘And he shall present his offering to the LORD: one male lamb a year old without defect as a burnt offering, one ewe lamb a year old without defect as a sin offering, one ram without defect as a peace offering,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:15 - and a basket of unleavened loaves of fine flour mixed with oil and unleavened wafers spread with oil, along with their grain offering and their drink offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:16 - ‘Then the priest shall present them before the LORD and offer his sin offering and his burnt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:17 - ‘He shall also offer the ram as a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD, together with the basket of unleavened bread; the priest shall also offer its grain offering and its drink offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:18 - ‘The Nazirite shall then shave his consecrated head of hair at the entrance of the tent of meeting, and take the consecrated hair of his head and put it on the fire which is under the sacrifice of peace offerings.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:19 - ‘And the priest shall take the ram’s shoulder when it has been boiled, and one unleavened loaf from the basket and one unleavened wafer, and shall put them on the [fn]hands of the Nazirite after he has shaved his consecrated hair.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:20 - ‘Then the priest shall wave them as a wave offering before the LORD. It is holy for the priest, together with the breast offered as a wave offering, and the thigh offered as [fn]a contribution; and afterward the Nazirite may drink wine.’
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:21 - “This is the law of the Nazirite who vows his offering to the LORD according to his consecration, in addition to what else [fn]he can afford; corresponding to his vow which he makes, so he shall do according to the law of his consecration.”

Aaron’s Benediction

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:22 - Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:23 - “Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, ‘In this way you shall bless the sons of Israel. You are to say to them:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:24 - The LORD bless you, and [fn]keep you;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:25 - The LORD cause His face to shine on you,
And be gracious to you;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:26 - The LORD lift up His face to you,
And give you peace.’
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:27 - “So they shall [fn]invoke My name on the sons of Israel, and then I will bless them.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Or an extraordinary
I.e., one consecrated to God
I.e., other alcoholic drink
Lit drink
I.e., referring either to the visibility of the long hair, or to the consequences of violating the vow
Lit because of that which he sinned
Lit fall
Lit it
Lit palms
Or an uplifted offering
Lit his hand reaches
Or watch over; or take care of
Lit put

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