BEMIDBAR (Numbers) 6

AND YAHUAH spoke unto El-Mosheh, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Yisra’el, and say unto them, When either man or woman shall separate themselves to vow a vow of a Naziyr,[i] to separate themselves unto YAHUAH: 3 He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried. 4 All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk. 5 All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his head: until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separates himself unto YAHUAH, he shall be holy, and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow. 6 All the days that he separates himself unto YAHUAH he shall come at no 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 the consecra­tion of his ELOHIYM is upon his head. 8 All the days of his separation he is holy unto YAHUAH. 9 And if any man die very suddenly by him, and he has defiled the head of his consecration; then he shall shave his head in the day of his cleansing, on the seventh day shall he shave it. 10 And on the eighth day he shall bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, to the priest, to the door of the Tabernacle of the assembly: 11 And the priest shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, and make an atonement for him, for that he sinned by the dead, and shall hallow את eth-his head that same day. 12 And he shall consecrate unto YAHUAH את eth-the days of his separation, and shall bring a lamb of the first year for a trespass offering: but the days that were before shall be lost, because his separation was defiled.

13 And this is the Torah of the Naziyr, when the days of his separation are fulfilled: he shall be brought unto the door of the Tabernacle of the assembly: 14 And he shall offer את eth-his offering unto YAHUAH, one he lamb of the first year without blemish for a burnt offering, and one ewe lamb of the first year without blemish for a sin offering, and one ram without blemish for peace offerings, 15 And a basket of matstsah, cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, and wafers of matstsah anointed with oil, and their meat offering, and their drink offerings. 16 And the priest shall bring them before YAHUAH, and shall offer את eth-his sin offering, and את eth-his burnt offering: 17 And he shall offer את eth-the ram for a sacrifice of peace offerings unto YAHUAH, with the basket of matstsah: the priest shall offer also את eth-his meat offering, and את eth-his drink offering. 18 And the Naziyr shall shave the head of his separation at the door of the Tabernacle of the assembly, and shall take את eth-the hair of את eth-the head of his separation, and put it in the fire which is under the sacrifice of the peace offerings. 19 And the priest shall take את eth-the sodden shoulder of the ram, and one matstsah cake out of the basket, and one matstsah wafer, and shall put them upon את eth-the hands of the Naziyr, after the hair of his separation is shaven: 20 And the priest shall wave them for a wave offering before YAHUAH: this is holy for the priest, with the wave breast and heave shoulder: and after that the Naziyr may drink wine. 21 This is the Torah of the Naziyr who has vowed, and of his offering unto YAHUAH for his separation, beside that that his hand shall get: according to the vow which he vowed, so he must do after the Torah of his separation.

22 And YAHUAH spoke unto Mosheh, saying, 23 Speak unto El-Aharon and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless את eth-the children of Yisra’el, saying unto them, 24 YAHUAH bless you, and guard you: 25 YAHUAH make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: 26 YAHUAH lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. 27 And they shall put את eth-my name upon the children of Yisra’el; and I will bless them.


[i] Nazarite