Numbers 6:24-26

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.” ’

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Numbers 6:24-26 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 6:24-26 In-Context

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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Cross References 6

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