Numbers 6

The Nazirite Vow

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
2 "Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When either a man or a woman makes a special vow, the vow of 1a Nazirite,a2to separate himself to the LORD,
3 he 3shall separate himself from wine and strong drink. He shall drink no vinegar made from wine or strong drink and shall not drink any juice of grapes or eat grapes, fresh or dried.
4 All the days of his separationb he shall eat nothing that is produced by the grapevine, not even the seeds or the skins.
5 "All the days of his vow of separation, no 4razor shall touch his head. Until the time is completed for which he separates himself to the LORD, he shall be holy. 5He shall let the locks of hair of his head grow long.
6 "All the days that he separates himself to the LORD 6 he shall not go near a dead body.
7 7Not even for his father or for his mother, for brother or sister, if they die, shall he make himself unclean, because his separation to God is on his head.
8 All the days of his separation he is holy to the LORD.
9 "And if any man dies very suddenly beside him and he defiles his consecrated head, then 8he shall shave his head on the day of his cleansing; on the seventh day he shall shave it.
10 9On the eighth day he shall bring two turtledoves or two pigeons to the priest to the entrance of the tent of meeting,
11 and the priest shall offer one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering, and make atonement for him, because he sinned by reason of the dead body. And he shall consecrate his head that same day
12 and separate himself to the LORD for the days of his separation and bring a male lamb a year old 10for a guilt offering. But the previous period shall be void, because his separation was defiled.
13 "And this is the law for the Nazirite, 11when the time of his separation has been completed: he shall be brought to the entrance of the tent of meeting,
14 and he shall bring his gift to the LORD, one male lamb a year old without blemish for a burnt offering, and one ewe lamb a year old without blemish 12as a sin offering, and one ram without blemish 13as a peace offering,
15 and a basket of unleavened bread, 14loaves of fine flour mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers smeared with oil, and their 15grain offering and their 16drink offerings.
16 And the priest shall bring them before the LORD and offer 17his sin offering and his burnt offering,
17 and he shall offer the ram as a sacrifice of peace offering to the LORD, with the basket of unleavened bread. The priest shall offer also its grain offering and its drink offering.
18 And the Nazirite 18shall shave his consecrated head at the entrance of the tent of meeting and shall take the hair from his consecrated head and put it on the fire that is under the sacrifice of the peace offering.
19 And the priest shall take the 19shoulder of the ram, when it is boiled, and one unleavened loaf out of the basket and one unleavened wafer, and 20shall put them on the hands of the Nazirite, after he has shaved the hair of his consecration,
20 and the priest shall wave them for a wave offering before the LORD. 21They are a holy portion for the priest, together with the breast that is waved and the thigh that is contributed. And after that the Nazirite may drink wine.
21 "This is the law of the Nazirite. But if he vows an offering to the LORD above his Nazirite vow, as he can afford, in exact accordance with the vow that he takes, then he shall do in addition to the law of the Nazirite."

Aaron's Blessing

22 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
23 "Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus 22 you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them,
24 The LORD 23 bless you and 24 keep you;
25 the LORD 25 make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
26 the LORD 26 lift up his countenancec upon you and give you peace.
27 27 "So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I will bless them."
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