1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: When either a man or woman makes an
extraordinary vow, the vow of a Nazirite, to separate himself unto Jehovah,
3 he shall separate himself from wine and strong drink; he shall drink neither vinegar made
from wine nor vinegar made from strong drink; neither shall he drink any grape juice, nor
eat fresh grapes or dried.
4 All the days of his separation he shall eat nothing that is produced from the grapevine,
from seed to skin.
5 All the days of the vow of his separation no razor shall pass over his head; until the days
are fulfilled for which he separated himself unto Jehovah, he shall be holy; he shall allow
the locks of the hair of his head to grow.
6 All the days that he separates himself unto Jehovah he shall not go near a dead person.
7 He shall not make himself unclean for his father or his mother, for his brother or his
sister, at their death, because his consecration unto God is upon his head.
8 All the days of his separation he shall be holy unto Jehovah.
9 And if in dying anyone dies very suddenly beside him, and he defiles his consecrated
head, then he shall shave his head on the day of his cleansing; on the seventh day he shall
10 And 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 and the priest shall offer one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, and
make atonement for him, because he has sinned regarding the dead person; and he shall
consecrate his head that same day.
12 He shall dedicate unto Jehovah the days of his separation, and bring a male lamb of the
first year as a trespass offering; and the former days are lost, because his separation was
13 And 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 present his offering unto Jehovah: one male lamb of the first year that is
whole as a burnt offering, one ewe lamb of the first year that is whole as a sin offering,
one ram that is whole as a peace offering,
15 a basket of unleavened cakes of fine flour mixed with oil, unleavened wafers anointed
with oil, and their grain offering with their drink offerings.
16 And the priest shall bring them before Jehovah and offer his sin offering and his burnt
17 and he shall offer the ram as a sacrifice of peace offerings unto Jehovah, with the
basket of unleavened cakes; the priest shall also offer its grain offering and its drink
18 And the Nazirite shall shave his consecrated head at the door of the tent of meeting,
and shall take the hair from his consecrated head and put it on the fire which is under the
sacrifice of the peace offerings.
19 And the priest shall take the boiled shoulder of the ram, one unleavened cake from the
basket, and one unleavened wafer, and put them upon the hands of the Nazirite after he
has shaved his consecrated hair,
20 and the priest shall wave them as a wave offering before Jehovah; they are holy for the
priest, together with the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the heave offering.
Afterward the Nazirite may drink wine.
21 This is the law of the Nazirite who vows unto Jehovah the offering for his separation,
and besides that, whatever his hand is able to afford; according to the vow which he vows,
thus he shall do according to the law of his separation.
22 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:
23 Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, In this manner you shall bless the children of
Israel. Say unto them:
24 Jehovah bless you and keep you;
25 Jehovah make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you;
26 Jehovah lift up His presence upon you, and give you peace.
27 Thus they shall put My name upon the children of Israel, and I will bless them.