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The Nazirite Vow

6:1 1 Then the Lord spoke to Moses: 6:2 “Speak to the Israelites, and tell them, ‘When either a man or a woman2 takes a special vow,3 to take a vow4 as a Nazirite,5 to separate6 himself to the Lord, 6:3 he must separate7 himself from wine and strong drink, he must drink neither vinegar8 made from wine nor vinegar made from strong drink, nor may he drink any juice9 of grapes, nor eat fresh grapes or raisins.10 6:4 All the days of his separation he must not eat anything that is produced by the grapevine, from seed11 to skin.12

6:5 “ ‘All the days of the vow13 of his separation no razor may be used on his head14 until the time15 is fulfilled for which he separated himself to the Lord. He will be holy,16 and he must let17 the locks of hair on his head grow long.

6:6 “ ‘All the days that he separates himself to the Lord he must not contact18 a dead body.19 6:7 He must not defile himself even20 for his father or his mother or his brother or his sister if they die,21 because the separation22 for23 his God is on his head. 6:8 All the days of his separation he must be holy to the Lord.


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