1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of
Israel, and tell them: When either man or woman shall make a special vow, the
vow of a Nazirite, to separate himself to Yahweh, 3 he shall separate
himself from wine and strong drink. He shall drink no vinegar of wine, or
vinegar of fermented drink, neither shall he drink any juice of grapes, nor
eat fresh grapes or dried. 4 All the days of his separation he shall eat
nothing that is made of the grapevine, from the seeds even to the skins.
5 “All the days of his vow of separation there shall no razor come on his
head, until the days are fulfilled, in which he separates himself to Yahweh.
He shall be holy. He shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow
6 “All the days that he separates himself to Yahweh he shall not go near a
dead body. 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
separation to God is on his head. 8 All the days of his separation he is
holy to Yahweh.
9 “If any man dies very suddenly beside him, and he defiles the head of
his separation; then he shall shave his head in the day of his cleansing. On
the seventh day he shall shave it. 10 On the eighth day he shall bring two
turtledoves or two young pigeons to the priest, to the door of the Tent of
Meeting. 11 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, and shall make his head holy that same day. 12 He shall
separate to Yahweh the days of his separation, and shall bring a male lamb a
year old for a trespass offering; but the former days shall be void, because
his separation was defiled.
13 “This is the law of the Nazirite: when the days of his separation are
fulfilled, he shall be brought to the door of the Tent of Meeting, 14 and
he shall offer his offering to Yahweh, one male lamb a year old without
blemish for a burnt offering, and one ewe lamb a year old without blemish for
a sin offering, and one ram without blemish for peace offerings, 15 and a
basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mixed with oil, and
unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and their meal offering, and their drink
offerings. 16 The priest shall present them before Yahweh, and shall offer
his sin offering, and his burnt offering. 17 He shall offer the ram for a
sacrifice of peace offerings to Yahweh, with the basket of unleavened bread.
The priest shall offer also its meal offering, and its drink offering.
18 The Nazirite shall shave the head of his separation at the door of the
Tent of Meeting, and shall take the hair of the head of his separation, and
put it on the fire which is under the sacrifice of peace offerings. 19 The
priest shall take the boiled shoulder of the ram, and one unleavened cake out
of the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and shall put them on the hands of
the Nazirite, after he has shaved the head of his separation; 20 and the
priest shall wave them for a wave offering before Yahweh. This is holy for
the priest, together with the breast that is waved and the thigh that is
offered. After that the Nazirite may drink wine.
21 “This is the law of the Nazirite who vows, and of his offering to
Yahweh for his separation, besides that which he is able to get. According to
his vow which he vows, so he must do after the law of his separation.”
22 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 23 “Speak to Aaron and to his sons,
saying, ‘This is how you shall bless the children of Israel.’ You
shall tell them,
24 ‘Yahweh bless you, and keep you.
25 Yahweh make his face to shine on you,
And be gracious to you.
26 Yahweh lift up his face toward you,
And give you peace.’
27 “So they shall put my name on the children of Israel; and I will bless
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