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Numbers 6:1-27

6  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying 2  “Tell the sons of Israel, When a man or woman takes a devotee’s special vow to live devotee to Jehovah, 3  he shall abstain as devotee from wine and beer, he shall not drink wine vinegar nor beer vinegar, nor drink any grape beverage, nor eat grapes fresh or dried. 4*  Throughout his time as devotee he shall not eat of anything produced from the grapevine, not even newly-set grapes or green tendrils. 5  Throughout the time of his vow as devotee no razor shall pass over his head; till the days he is to live devotee to Jehovah are full the growth of his head of hair shall be sacred. 6  Throughout the time that he lives devotee to Jehovah he shall not go in where there is a dead person; 7  not for his father or his mother; his brother or his sister, shall he defile himself when they die, because he has the sign of his God’s devotee on his head: 8  throughout his time as devotee he is sacred to Jehovah. 9  And when anybody dies a sudden death where he is and defiles his devotee head, he shall shave his head on the day of his purification, shave it on the seventh day 10  and on the eighth day he shall bring two turtledoves or two squabs to the door of the Tent of Meeting to the priest, 11  and the priest shall do one as a sin-offering and one as a burnt-offering and purge hid from the sin he committed with the corpse; and he shall consecrate his head that day 12  and live devotee to Jehovah for the time he is bound for, and bring a lamb of the same year as an indemnity; and the first days shall drop out because he defiled his sanctity as devotee. 13*  “And this is the procedure for the devotee: on the day when his time with the devotee head is completed he shall bring it to the door of the Tent of Meeting 14  and he shall present his oblation to Jehovah, one faultless ram lamb of the same year for a burnt-offering and one faultless ewe lamb for a sin-offering and one faultless ram for a welfare-sacrifice, 15  and a basket of farina matzoth, ritual-cakes shortened with oil and sheet matzoth rubbed over with oil, and their grain-offering and their libations. 16  And the priest shall present them before Jehovah and shall do his sin-offering and his burnt-offering; 17  and the ram he shall do as a welfare-sacrifice to Jehovah on the basket of matzoth, and the priest shall do its grain-offering and its libation. 18  And the devotee shall shave his devotee head at the door of the Tent of Meeting, and take the hair of his devotee head and put it on the fire under the welfare-sacrifice. 19  And the priest shall take from the ram the shoulder, boiled, and one ritual-matzah from the basket, and one sheet matzah, and put them in the devotee’s hands after he shaves off his devotee hair, 20  and the priest shall wave them as a wave-offering before Jehovah: it is a sacred allowance for the priest in addition to the wave-brisket and the contribution-leg. And afterward the devotee shall drink wine. 21  “This is the procedure for the vowing devotee, his oblation to Jehovah on account of his state as devotee, besides what he can afford. In accordance with the terms of his vow that he vowed, so he shall do, in addition to the procedure for his state as devotee.” 22  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying 23  “Tell Aaron and his sons, Thus you shall bless the sons of Israel: say to them 24  ‘Jehovah bless you and keep you; 25  Jehovah show you a shining face and be gracious to you; 26  Jehovah raise his face to you and make all well,’ 27  and lay my name on the sons of Israel, and I will bless them.”

Footnotes

6:4 (last part) Unc.
6:13 Or one shall bring him Susp.