Scriptures

Numbers chapter .vi.

And the LORD spake unto Moses saying: speak unto children of Israel and say unto them: when either man or woman appointeth to vow a vow of abstinence for to abstain unto the LORD, he shall abstain from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine or of strong drink, nor drink whatsoever is pressed out of grapes: and shall eat no fresh grapes neither yet dried, as long as his abstinence endureth. Moreover he shall eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, no not so much as the kernels or the husk of the grape. And as long as the vow of his abstinence endureth, there shall no razor nor shears come upon his head, until his days be out which he fasteth unto the LORD, and he shall be holy and shall let the locks of his hair grow. As long as he abstaineth unto the LORD he shall come at no dead body: he shall not make himself unclean at the death of his father, mother, brother or sister: For the abstinence of his God is upon his head. And therefore as long as his abstinence lasteth, he shall be holy unto the LORD. And if it fortune that any man by chance die suddenly before him, and defile the head of his abstinence, then must he shave his head the day of his cleansing: even the seventh day he shall shave it. And the eighth day he shall bring two turtles or two young pigeons to the priest, unto the door of the tabernacle of witness. And the priest shall offer the one for a sinoffering and the other for a burntoffering and make an atonement for him, as concerning that he sinned upon the dead, and shall also hallow his head the same day and he shall abstain unto the LORD the time of his abstinency, and shall bring a lamb of an year old for a trespass offering: but the days that were before are lost, because his abstinence was defiled. This is the law of the abstainer, when the time of his abstinence is out; he shall be brought unto the door of the tabernacle of witness and he shall bring his offering unto the LORD: an he lamb of a year old without blemish for a burntoffering and a she lamb of a year old without blemish for a sinoffering, a ram without blemish also for a peaceoffering, and a basket of sweet bread of fine flour mingled with oil and wafers of sweet bread anointed with oil with meatofferings and drinkofferings that long thereto. And the priest shall bring him before the LORD and offer his sinoffering and his burntoffering, and shall offer the ram for a peaceoffering unto the LORD with the basket of sweet bread, and the priest shall offer also his meatoffering and his drinkoffering. And the abstainer shall shave his head in the door of the tabernacle of witness and shall take the hair of his sober head and put it in the fire which is under the peaceoffering. Then the priest shall take the sodden shoulder of the ram and one sweet cake out of the basket and one sweet wafer also and put them in the hand of the abstainer after he hath shaven his abstinence off, and the priest shall wave them unto the LORD, which offering shall be holy unto the priest with the wavebreast and heave shoulder: and then the abstainer may drink wine. This is the law of the abstainer which hath vowed his offering unto the LORD for his abstinence, besides that his hand can get. And according to the vow which he vowed, even so he must do in the law of his abstinence.
And the LORD talked with Moses saying: speak unto Aaron and his sons saying: of this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel saying unto them. The LORD bless thee and keep thee. The LORD make his face shine upon thee and be merciful unto thee. The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. For ye shall put my name upon the children of Israel, that I may bless them.

 

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