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Numbers 6

Introduction

Overview

Numbers 6:1, The law of the Nazarite in the days of his separation; Numbers 6:13, and after their completion; Numbers 6:22, The form of blessing the people.

Verse 1

Reciprocal: Genesis 28:20 - vowed

Verse 2

When: Numbers 6:5, Numbers 6:6, Exodus 33:16, Leviticus 20:26, Proverbs 18:1, Romans 1:1, 2 Corinthians 6:16, Galatians 1:15, Hebrews 7:27

separate themselves: The word yaphli, rendered "shall separate themselves," signifies, "the doing of something extraordinary," and is the same word as is used concerning the making a singular vow. - Leviticus 27:2, it seems to convey the idea of a person's acting from extraordinary zeal for God and religion.

to vow: Leviticus 27:2, Judges 13:5, 1 Samuel 1:28, Amos 2:11, Amos 2:12, Luke 1:15, Acts 21:23, Acts 21:24

to separate themselves: or, to make themselves Nazarites, Lahazzir, from nazar, to be separate; hence nazir, a Nazarite, i.e., a person separated; one peculiarly devoted to the service of God by being separated from all servile employments. The Nazarites were of two kinds: such as were devoted to God by their parents in their infancy, or even sometimes before they were born; and such as devoted themselves. The former were Nazarites for life; and the latter commonly bound themselves to observe the laws of the Nazarites for a limited time. The Nazarites for life were not bound to the same strictness as the others, concerning whom the laws relate.

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:26 - was separate Numbers 8:14 - separate Judges 13:4 - drink not Jeremiah 35:6 - Ye shall Lamentations 4:7 - Nazarites

Verse 3

Besides the religious nature of this institution, it seems to have been partly of a civil and prudential use. The sobriety and temperance which the Nazarites were obliged to observe were very conducive to health. Accordingly, they were celebrated for their fair and ruddy complexion; being said to be both whiter than milk and more ruddy than rubies - Lamentations 4:7, the sure signs of a sound and healthy constitution. It may here be observed, that when God intended to raise up Samson, by his strength of body, to scourge the enemies of Israel, he ordered, that from his infancy he should drink no wine, but live by the rule of the Nazarites, because that would greatly contribute to make him strong and healthy; intending, after nature had done her utmost to form this extraordinary instrument of his providence, to supply her defect by his own supernatural power. See Jenning's Jewish Antiquities, B. I. c. 8. Leviticus 10:9, Judges 13:14, Proverbs 31:4, Proverbs 31:5, Jeremiah 35:6-Ruth :, Amos 2:12, Luke 1:15, Luke 7:33, Luke 7:34, Luke 21:34, Ephesians 5:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:22, 1 Timothy 5:23

Reciprocal: Leviticus 22:2 - General Judges 13:4 - drink not Judges 13:5 - no razor

Verse 4

separation: or, Nazariteship, Numbers 6:5, Numbers 6:8, Numbers 6:9, Numbers 6:12, Numbers 6:13, Numbers 6:18, Numbers 6:19, Numbers 6:21

vine tree: Heb. vine of the wine

Verse 5

razor: Judges 13:5, Judges 16:17, Judges 16:19, 1 Samuel 1:11, Lamentations 4:7, Lamentations 4:8, 1 Corinthians 11:10-Ezra :

Reciprocal: Numbers 6:2 - When Numbers 6:4 - separation Numbers 6:11 - and shall Numbers 6:18 - shave the head Ezekiel 44:20 - nor suffer Acts 18:18 - having Acts 21:24 - that they

Verse 6

he shall come: Numbers 19:11-Nehemiah :, Leviticus 19:28, Jeremiah 16:5, Jeremiah 16:6, Ezekiel 24:16-Job :, Matthew 8:21, Matthew 8:22, Luke 9:59, Luke 9:60, 2 Corinthians 5:16

Reciprocal: Leviticus 10:6 - Uncover Numbers 6:2 - When Numbers 9:6 - defiled Psalms 16:10 - my

Verse 7

unclean: Numbers 9:6, Leviticus 21:1, Leviticus 21:2, Leviticus 21:10-2 Kings :, Ezekiel 44:25

consecration: Heb. separation, This expression, "the consecration, or separation, of God is on his head," denotes his hair, which was the proof and emblem of his separation, and of his subjection to God through all the peculiarities of his Nazarate. St. Paul probably alludes to this circumstance in 1 Corinthians 11:10, by considering a married woman as a Nazarite for life, i.e., separated from all others, and united to her husband, to whom she is subject.

Reciprocal: Leviticus 10:6 - Uncover Leviticus 21:11 - his father Matthew 8:21 - suffer

Verse 8

2 Corinthians 6:17, 2 Corinthians 6:18

Reciprocal: Numbers 6:4 - separation

Verse 9

and he: Numbers 19:14-Psalms :

shave: Numbers 6:18, Acts 18:18, Acts 21:23, Acts 21:24, Philippians 3:8, Philippians 3:9

Reciprocal: Leviticus 9:1 - the eighth day Leviticus 14:2 - in the day Leviticus 14:9 - shave all Numbers 6:4 - separation Ezekiel 44:27 - he shall offer

Verse 10

Leviticus 1:14, Leviticus 5:7-2 Samuel :, Leviticus 9:1-Ecclesiastes :, Leviticus 12:6, Leviticus 14:22, Leviticus 14:23, Leviticus 14:31, Leviticus 15:14, Leviticus 15:29, Romans 4:25, John 2:1, John 2:2

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 44:26 - General

Verse 11

offer: Leviticus 5:8-2 Samuel :, Leviticus 14:30, Leviticus 14:31

and shall: Numbers 6:5

Verse 12

a trespass: Leviticus 5:6, Leviticus 14:24

but the: Ezekiel 18:24, Matthew 3:15, Matthew 24:13, John 8:29-Obadiah :, James 2:10, 2 John 1:8

lost: Heb. fall

Reciprocal: Leviticus 7:1 - the law Leviticus 7:2 - in the place Numbers 6:4 - separation Numbers 19:9 - a water of separation

Verse 13

are fulfilled: Acts 21:26

Reciprocal: Leviticus 14:54 - the law Leviticus 15:32 - General Numbers 6:4 - separation Matthew 2:23 - He shall Acts 21:24 - that they

Verse 14

one he: Leviticus 1:10-1 Chronicles :, 1 Chronicles 15:26, 1 Chronicles 15:28, 1 Chronicles 15:29

one ewe: Leviticus 4:2, Leviticus 4:3, Leviticus 4:27, Leviticus 4:32, Malachi 1:13, Malachi 1:14, 1 Peter 1:19

one ram: Leviticus 3:6

Reciprocal: Leviticus 3:1 - a sacrifice Leviticus 14:10 - ewe lamb Numbers 8:12 - the one

Verse 15

a basket: Leviticus 2:4, Leviticus 8:2, Leviticus 9:4, John 6:50-James :

anointed: Exodus 29:2

drink: Numbers 15:5, Numbers 15:7, Numbers 15:10, Isaiah 62:9, Joel 1:9, Joel 1:13, Joel 2:14, 1 Corinthians 10:31, 1 Corinthians 11:26

Reciprocal: Exodus 29:40 - a drink Leviticus 7:12 - unleavened wafers

Verse 16

Reciprocal: Numbers 8:12 - the one

Verse 17

Reciprocal: Exodus 29:3 - in the basket

Verse 18

shave the head: The hair, which was permitted to grow for this purpose, was shaven off, as a token that the vow was accomplished. Numbers 6:5, Numbers 6:9, Acts 18:18, Acts 21:24, Acts 21:26

and put it: Luke 17:10, Ephesians 1:6

Reciprocal: Numbers 6:4 - separation

Verse 19

the sodden: Leviticus 8:31, 1 Samuel 2:15

put them: Exodus 29:23-Hosea :, Leviticus 7:30, Leviticus 8:27

Reciprocal: Numbers 6:4 - separation 2 Chronicles 35:13 - sod

Verse 20

the priest shall: Numbers 5:25, Exodus 29:27, Exodus 29:28, Leviticus 9:21, Leviticus 10:15, Leviticus 23:11

with the wave: Numbers 18:18, Leviticus 7:31, Leviticus 7:34

and after: Psalms 16:10, Psalms 16:11, Ecclesiastes 9:7, Isaiah 25:6, Isaiah 35:10, Isaiah 53:10-2 Kings :, Zechariah 9:15, Zechariah 9:17, Zechariah 10:7, Matthew 26:29, Mark 14:25, John 17:4, John 17:5, John 19:30, 2 Timothy 4:7, 2 Timothy 4:8

Reciprocal: Leviticus 7:30 - General Leviticus 7:32 - General Leviticus 10:9 - Do not Numbers 8:11 - offering

Verse 21

the law: Numbers 5:29

beside that: Ezra 2:69, Galatians 6:6, Hebrews 13:16

Reciprocal: Numbers 6:4 - separation Numbers 29:39 - beside your vows Ezekiel 46:5 - as he shall be able to give

Verse 22

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 21:5 - for them

Verse 23

Genesis 14:19, Genesis 14:20, Genesis 24:60, Genesis 27:27-Joel :, Genesis 28:3, Genesis 28:4, Genesis 47:7, Genesis 47:10, Genesis 48:20, Leviticus 9:22, Leviticus 9:23, Deuteronomy 10:8, Deuteronomy 21:5, Deuteronomy 33:1, Joshua 8:33, 1 Chronicles 23:13, Luke 24:50, Luke 24:51, Romans 1:7, 1 Corinthians 1:3, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Hebrews 7:1, Hebrews 7:7, Hebrews 11:20, Hebrews 11:21, 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Peter 1:2, 2 Peter 1:3, 2 John 1:3

Reciprocal: Exodus 39:43 - blessed them 1 Samuel 2:20 - blessed 1 Kings 8:55 - blessed 1 Chronicles 16:2 - he blessed 2 Chronicles 6:3 - blessed 2 Chronicles 30:27 - the priests Psalms 118:26 - we have Isaiah 3:12 - lead thee Isaiah 9:16 - led of them Daniel 9:17 - cause Luke 1:21 - General Galatians 6:16 - peace

Verse 24

The Lord: Ruth 2:4, Psalms 134:3, 1 Corinthians 14:16, Ephesians 6:24, Philippians 4:23, Revelation 1:4, Revelation 1:5

keep thee: Psalms 91:11, Psalms 121:4-Judges :, Isaiah 27:3, Isaiah 42:6, John 17:11, Philippians 4:7, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 1 Peter 1:5, Jude 1:24

Reciprocal: Genesis 47:7 - And Jacob Exodus 20:24 - will bless thee 2 Samuel 7:29 - let it please thee to bless Psalms 24:5 - receive Psalms 29:11 - bless Psalms 67:1 - God Isaiah 19:25 - the Lord Matthew 28:19 - the name 2 Peter 1:2 - Grace

Verse 25

The Lord: Psalms 21:6, Psalms 31:16, Psalms 67:1, Psalms 80:1-Leviticus :, Psalms 80:7, Psalms 80:19, Psalms 119:135, Daniel 9:17

gracious: Genesis 43:29, Exodus 33:19, Malachi 1:9, John 1:17

Reciprocal: Job 33:26 - and he shall Psalms 80:3 - cause

Verse 26

lift up: Psalms 4:6, Psalms 42:5, Psalms 89:15, Acts 2:28

give thee: Psalms 29:11, Isaiah 26:3, Isaiah 26:12, Isaiah 57:19, Micah 5:5, Luke 2:14, John 14:27, John 16:33, John 20:21, John 20:26, Acts 10:36, Romans 5:1, Romans 15:13, Romans 15:33, Ephesians 2:14-Esther :, Ephesians 6:23, Philippians 4:7, 2 Thessalonians 3:16

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 20:42 - Go in peace Job 33:26 - and he shall Psalms 31:16 - Make Psalms 80:3 - cause Psalms 119:135 - Make Romans 2:10 - and peace

Verse 27

put my: Exodus 3:13-Ezra :, Exodus 6:3, Exodus 34:5-Judges :, Deuteronomy 28:10, 2 Chronicles 7:14, Isaiah 43:7, Jeremiah 14:9, Daniel 9:18, Daniel 9:19, Matthew 28:19

and I will: Numbers 23:20, Genesis 12:2, Genesis 12:3, Genesis 32:26, Genesis 32:29, 1 Chronicles 4:10, Psalms 5:12, Psalms 67:7, Psalms 115:12, Psalms 115:13, Ephesians 1:3

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 1:11 - and bless you 1 Chronicles 13:6 - whose name 2 Chronicles 6:33 - this house Isaiah 19:25 - the Lord Acts 15:17 - the Gentiles 2 Timothy 2:19 - Let

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Numbers 6". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/numbers-6.html.