Law of the Nazirites
1 Again the LORD° spoke° to Moses°, saying°, 2 “Speak° to the sons° of Israel° and say° to them, ‘When° a man° or° woman° makes° a Ispecial° vow°, the vow° of aa IINazirite°, to IIIdedicate° himself to the LORD°, 3 he shall aabstain° from wine° and strong° drink°; he shall drink° no° vinegar°, whether made from wine° or strong° drink°, nor° shall he drink° any° grape° juice° nor° eat° fresh° or dried° grapes°. 4 All° the days° of his Iseparation° he shall not eat° anything°° that is produced° by the grape° vine°, from [the] seeds° even to [the] skin°.
 IOr difficult III.e. one separated IIIOr live as a Nazirite aJg 13:5; 16:17; Am 2:11, 12
 aLk 1:15
 IOr living as a Nazirite, and so through v 21
5 ¶ ‘All° the days° of his vow° of separation° ano° razor° shall pass° over° his head°. He shall be holy° until° the days° are fulfilled° for which° he separated° himself to the LORD°; he shall let the locks° of hair° on his head° grow° long°.
6 ¶ ‘aAll° the days° of his separation° to the LORD° he shall not go° near to a dead° person°. 7 He ashall not make° himself unclean° for his father° or for his mother°, for his brother° or for his sister°, when they die°, because° his separation° to God° is on his head°. 8 All° the days° of his separation° he is holy° to the LORD°.
9 ¶ ‘But if° a man dies° very° suddenly° beside° him and he defiles° his dedicated° head° [of hair], then ahe shall shave° his head° on the day° when he becomes° clean°; bhe shall shave° it on the seventh° day°. 10 Then on the eighth° day° he shall bring° atwo° turtledoves° or° two° young° pigeons° to the priest°, to the doorway° of the tent° of meeting°. 11 The priest° shall offer° aone° for a sin° offering° and [the] other° for a burnt° offering°, and make° atonement° for him Iconcerning°° his sin° because° of the [dead] person°. And that same° day° he shall consecrate° his head°, 12 and shall dedicate° to the LORD° his days° Ias a IINazirite°, and shall bring° a male° lamb° a year° old° for a guilt° offering°; but the former° days° will be void° because° his separation° was defiled°.
 aLv 14:8, 9 bNu 6:18
 aLv 5:7; 14:22
 ILit because of that which he sinned aLv 5:7
 IOr of dedication III.e. one separated
13 ¶ ‘Now this° is the law° of the Nazirite° awhen° the days° of his separation° are fulfilled°, he shall bring° Ithe offering to the doorway° of the tent° of meeting°. 14 He shall present° his offering° to the LORD°: one° male° lamb° a year° old° without° defect° for a burnt° offering° and one° aewe-lamb° a year° old° without° defect° for a sin° offering° and one° ram° without° defect° for a peace° offering°, 15 and a basket° of aunleavened° cakes° of fine° flour° mixed° with oil° and unleavened° wafers° spread° with oil°, along with btheir grain offering° and their drink° offering°. 16 Then the priest° shall present° [them] before° the LORD° and shall offer° his sin° offering° and his burnt° offering°. 17 He shall also offer° the ram° for a sacrifice° of peace° offerings° to the LORD°, together° with the basket° of unleavened° cakes°; the priest° shall likewise offer° its grain offering° and its drink° offering°. 18 aThe Nazirite° shall then shave° his dedicated° head° [of hair] at the doorway° of the tent° of meeting°, and take° the dedicated° hair° of his head° and put° [it] on the fire° which° is under° the sacrifice° of peace° offerings°. 19 aThe priest° shall take° the ram’s° shoulder° [when it has been] boiled°, and one° unleavened° cake° out of the basket° and one° unleavened° wafer°, and shall put° [them] on the Ihands° of the Nazirite° after° he has shaved° his IIdedicated° [hair]. 20 Then the priest° shall wave° them for a wave° offering° before° the LORD°. It is holy° for the priest°, together° with the breast° offered° by waving° and the thigh° offered° by lifting° up; and aafterward° the Nazirite° may drink° wine°.’
 ILit it aAc 21:26
 aLv 14:10; Nu 15:27
 aEx 29:2; Lv 2:4 bNu 15:1-7
 aNu 6:9; Ac 21:23, 24
 ILit palms IIOr separated aLv 7:28-34
 aEc 9:7
21 ¶ “This° is the law° of the Nazirite° who° vows° his offering° to the LORD° according° to his separation°, in addition°° to what° [else] Ihe can afford°°; according to his vow° which° he takes°, so° he shall do° according° to the law° of his separation°.”
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The law of the Nazarites.
1 ¶ And the LORDº spakeºª unto² Moses,º saying,ºª 2 Speakºª unto² the childrenº of Israel,º and sayºª unto² them, When² either manº or² womanº shall separateºª [themselves] to vowºª a vowº of a Nazarite,º to separateºª [themselves] unto the LORD:º 3 He shall separateºª [himself] from wineº² and strong drink,º and shall drinkºª no² vinegarº of wine,º or vinegarº of strong drink,º neither² shall he drinkºª any² liquorº of grapes,º nor² eatºª moistº grapes,º or dried.º 4 All² the daysº of his separationº shall he eatºª nothing²²² that² is madeºª of the vineº tree,º² from the kernelsº² even to² the husk.º 5 All² the daysº of the vowº of his separationº there shall no² razorº comeºª upon² his head:º until² the daysº be fulfilled,ºª in the which² he separatethºª [himself] unto the LORD,º he shall be² holy,º [and] shall let the locksº of the hairº of his headº grow.ºª 6 All² the daysº that he separatethºª [himself] unto the LORDº he shall comeºª at² no² deadºª body.º 7 He shall not² make himself uncleanºª for his father,º or for his mother,º for his brother,º or for his sister,º when they die:¹² because² the consecrationº of his Godº [is] upon² his head.º 8 All² the daysº of his separationº he² [is] holyº unto the LORD.º 9 And if² any manºª dieºª veryº suddenlyº by² him, and he hath defiledºª the headº of his consecration;º then he shall shaveºª his headº in the dayº of his cleansing,º on the seventhº dayº shall he shaveºª it. 10 And on the eighthº dayº he shall bringºª twoº turtles,º or² twoº youngº pigeons,º to² the priest,º to² the doorº of the tabernacleº of the congregation:º 11 And the priestº shall offerºª the oneº for a sin offering,º and the otherº for a burnt offering,º and make an atonementºª for² him, for thatº² he sinnedºª by² the dead,º and shall hallowºª² his headº that same² day.º 12 And he shall consecrateºª unto the LORDº² the daysº of his separation,º and shall bringºª a lambº of the firstº yearº for a trespass offering:º but the daysº that were beforeº shall be lost,ºª because² his separationº was defiled.ºª
 Ex 33:16; Lv 20:26; 27:2; Nu 6:5; Jg 13:5; 1S 1:28; Pv 18:1; Am 2:11; Lk 1:15; Ac 21:23; Ro 1:1; 2Co 6:16; Ga 1:15; He 7:27.
 Lv 10:9; Jg 13:14; Pv 31:4; Jr 35:6; Lm 4:7; Am 2:12; Lk 1:15; 7:33; 21:34; Ep 5:18; 1Th 5:22; 1Ti 5:23.
 Nu 6:5, 8, 12, 18, 21.
 Jg 13:5; 16:17, 19; 1S 1:11; Lm 4:7; 1Co 11:10.
 Lv 19:28; Nu 19:11; Jr 16:5; Ezk 24:16; Mt 8:21; Lk 9:59; 2Co 5:16.
 Lv 21:1, 10; Nu 9:6; Ezk 44:25; 1Co 11:10.
 2Co 6:17.
 Nu 6:18; 19:14; Ac 18:18; 21:23; Php 3:8.
 Lv 1:14; 5:7; 9:1; 12:6; 14:22, 31; 15:14, 29; Jn 2:1; Ro 4:25.
 Lv 5:8; 14:30; Nu 6:5.
 Lv 5:6; 14:24; Ezk 18:24; Mt 3:15; 24:13; Jn 8:29; Jm 2:10; 2Jn 1:8.
13 ¶ And this² [is] the lawº of the Nazarite,º whenº the daysº of his separationº are fulfilled:ºª he shall be broughtºª unto² the doorº of the tabernacleº of the congregation:º 14 And he shall offerºª² his offeringº unto the LORD,º oneº he lambº of the firstº yearº without blemishº for a burnt offering,º and oneº ewe lambº of the firstº yearº without blemishº for a sin offering,º and oneº ramº without blemishº for peace offerings,º 15 And a basketº of unleavened bread,º cakesº of fine flourº mingledºª with oil,º and wafersº of unleavened breadº anointedºª with oil,º and their meat offering,º and their drink offerings.º 16 And the priestº shall bringºª [them] beforeº the LORD,º and shall offerºª² his sin offering,º and his burnt offering:º 17 And he shall offerºª the ramº [for] a sacrificeº of peace offeringsº unto the LORD,º with² the basketº of unleavened bread:º the priestº shall offerºª also² his meat offering,º and his drink offering.º 18 And the Nazariteº shall shaveºª² the headº of his separationº [at] the doorº of the tabernacleº of the congregation,º and shall takeºª² the hairº of the headº of his separation,º and putºª [it] in² the fireº which² [is] under² the sacrificeº of the peace offerings.º 19 And the priestº shall takeºª² the soddenº shoulderº of² the ram,º and oneº unleavenedº cakeº out of² the basket,º and oneº unleavenedº wafer,º and shall putºª [them] upon² the handsº of the Nazarite,º afterº² [the hair of] his separationº is shaven:ºª 20 And the priestº shall waveºª them [for] a wave offeringº beforeº the LORD:º this² [is] holyº for the priest,º with² the waveº breastº and heaveº shoulder:º and after¹ that² the Nazariteº may drinkºª wine.º 21 This² [is] the lawº of the Nazariteº who² hath vowed,ºª [and of] his offeringº unto the LORDº for² his separation,º beside²² [that] that² his handº shall get:ºª according¹ to² the vowº which² he vowed,ºª so² he must doºª after² the lawº of his separation.º
 Ac 21:26.
 Lv 1:10; 3:6; 4:2, 27, 32; 1Ch 15:26, 28; Mal 1:13; 1P 1:19.
 Ex 29:2; Lv 2:4; 8:2; 9:4; Nu 15:5, 7, 10; Is 62:9; Jol 1:9, 13; 2:14; Jn 6:50; 1Co 10:31; 11:26.
 Nu 6:5, 9; Lk 17:10; Ac 18:18; 21:24, 26; Ep 1:6.
 Ex 29:23; Lv 7:30; 8:27, 31; 1S 2:15.
 Ex 29:27; Lv 7:31, 34; 9:21; 10:15; 23:11; Nu 5:25; 18:18; Ps 16:10; Ec 9:7; Is 25:6; 35:10; 53:10; Zc 9:15, 17; 10:7; Mt 26:29; Mk 14:25; Jn 17:4; 19:30; 2Ti 4:7.
 Nu 5:29; Ezr 2:69; Ga 6:6; He 13:16.
The form of blessing the people.
22 ¶ And the LORDº spakeºª unto² Moses,º saying,ºª 23 Speakºª unto² Aaronº and unto² his sons,º saying,ºª On this wiseº ye shall blessºª² the childrenº of Israel,º sayingºª unto them, 24 The LORDº blessºª thee, and keepºª thee: 25 The LORDº make his faceº shineºª upon² thee, and be graciousºª unto thee: 26 The LORDº lift upºª his countenanceº upon² thee, and giveºª thee peace.º 27 And they shall putºª² my nameº upon² the childrenº of Israel;º and I² will blessºª them.
 Gn 14:19; 24:60; 27:27; 28:3; 47:7, 10; 48:20; Lv 9:22; Dt 10:8; 21:5; 33:1; Jsh 8:33; 1Ch 23:13; Lk 24:50; Ro 1:7; 1Co 1:3; 2Co 13:14; He 7:1, 7; 11:20; 1P 1:2; 2P 1:2; 2Jn 1:3.
 Ru 2:4; Ps 91:11; 121:4; 134:3; Is 27:3; 42:6; Jn 17:11; 1Co 14:16; Ep 6:24; Php 4:7, 23; 1Th 5:23; 1P 1:5; Jde 1:24; Rv 1:4.
 Gn 43:29; Ex 33:19; Ps 21:6; 31:16; 67:1; 80:1, 7, 19; 119:135; Dn 9:17; Mal 1:9; Jn 1:17.
 Ps 4:6; 29:11; 42:5; 89:15; Is 26:3, 12; 57:19; Mi 5:5; Lk 2:14; Jn 14:27; 16:33; 20:21, 26; Ac 2:28; 10:36; Ro 5:1; 15:13, 33; Ep 2:14; 6:23; Php 4:7; 2Th 3:16.
 Gn 12:2; 32:26, 29; Ex 3:13; 6:3; 34:5; Nu 23:20; Dt 28:10; 1Ch 4:10; 2Ch 7:14; Ps 5:12; 67:7; 115:12; Is 43:7; Jr 14:9; Dn 9:18; Mt 28:19; Ep 1:3.
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