Numbers 6:22-27

The Priestly Blessing

22 The LORD said to Moses,
23 “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:
24 “ ‘ “The LORD bless you and keep you;
25 the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
26 the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.” ’
27 “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.”

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Numbers 6:22-27 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO NUMBERS 6

In this chapter is given the law concerning Nazarites, Nu 6:1,2; which directs what they were to abstain from, from drinking wine, or any strong liquors, from shaving their heads, and defiling themselves with the dead, Nu 6:3-8; and in case of a defilement, directions are given what offerings a Nazarite should bring to be offered for him, Nu 6:9-12; and when the time of his Nazariteship was up, an account is given of what rites and ceremonies should then be performed, Nu 6:13-21; and the chapter is concluded with the form of blessing the children of Israel, to be used by Aaron and his sons, Nu 6:22-27.

Numbers 6:22-27 In-Context

20 The priest shall then wave these before the LORD as a wave offering; they are holy and belong to the priest, together with the breast that was waved and the thigh that was presented. After that, the Nazirite may drink wine.
21 “ ‘This is the law of the Nazirite who vows offerings to the LORD in accordance with their dedication, in addition to whatever else they can afford. They must fulfill the vows they have made, according to the law of the Nazirite.’ ”
22 The LORD said to Moses,
23 “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:
24 “ ‘ “The LORD bless you and keep you;
25 the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
26 the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.” ’
27 “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.”

Cross References 8

  • 1. Deuteronomy 21:5; 1 Chronicles 23:13
  • 2. S Genesis 28:3; Deuteronomy 28:3-6; Psalms 28:9; Psalms 128:5
  • 3. 1 Samuel 2:9; Psalms 17:8
  • 4. Job 29:24; Psalms 4:6; Psalms 31:16; Psalms 80:3; Psalms 119:135
  • 5. Genesis 43:29; Psalms 25:16; Psalms 86:16; Psalms 119:29
  • 6. Psalms 4:6; Psalms 44:3
  • 7. Psalms 4:8; Psalms 29:11; Psalms 37:11,37; Psalms 127:2; Isaiah 14:7; Jeremiah 33:6; John 14:27
  • 8. Deuteronomy 28:10; 2 Samuel 7:23; 2 Chronicles 7:14; Nehemiah 9:10; Jeremiah 25:29; Ezekiel 36:23