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The Torah for Naziyr ( נזיר) (to separate)
This Chapter showed how consecration to YAH was possible for every Yisraelite. Although only the family of Aharon could be Kohenim, any man or woman could be "priestly" (i.e., dedicated to YAH's service) for a time (from a month to a lifetime) by means of the vow of a Nazirite. 

6:1 And YEHOVAH (יהוה) spoke to Mosheh, saying,

6:2 Speak to Benai Yisrael, and say to them:

When either man or woman makes to vow a neder of a Naziyr ( נזיר), to separate [themselves] to YEHOVAH (יהוה):

6:3 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.

6:4 All the days of his nezer shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk.

6:5 All the days of the vow of his nezer there shall no razor come upon his head: until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separateth [himself] to YEHOVAH (יהוה), he shall be kadosh, [and] shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow.

6:6 All the days that he separates [himself] to YEHOVAH (יהוה) he shall come at no dead body.

6:7 He shall not make himself tamei (טמא) for his father, or for his mother, for his brother, or for his sister, when they die: because the nezer Elohav [is] upon his head.

6:8 All the yomei (days) of his Nazir (nezer) he [is] Kadosh to YEHOVAH (יהוה).

6:9 And if any man die very suddenly by him, and he has defiled the head of his Nezer; then he shall shave his head in the day of his cleansing, on the seventh day shall he shave it.

6:10 And on yom hashemi'ni (8th day) he shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons, to the kohen, to the pethach (entrance way) of the Ohel Moed:

6:11 And the kohen shall offer the one  as Chattat, and the other as an Olah, and make an atonement for him, because he sinned in regard to the corpse, and shall sanctify his head that same day.

6:12 And he shall nazar (consecrate) to YEHOVAH (יהוה) the days of his nezer, and shall bring a lamb of the first year for an asham: but the days that were before shall be lost, because his nezer was defiled.

6:13 And this [is] the Torah of the Naziyr ( נזיר), when the days of his nezer are fulfilled: he shall be brought to the door of the Ohel Moed:

6:14 And he shall offer his offering to YEHOVAH (יהוה), one he lamb of the first year tamiym for a Olah, and one ewe lamb of the first year tamiym for a Chattat, and one ram tamiym for Shelamin,

6:15 And a basket of matzot, challah (חלּה) of fine flour mingled with shemen (oil), and wafers of matzah anointed with oil, and their Minchah, and their nesakim (drink offerings).

6:16 And the kohen shall bring [them] before YEHOVAH (יהוה), and shall offer his Chattat, and his Olah:

6:17 And he shall offer the ram [for] a sacrifice of Shelamin to YEHOVAH (יהוה), with the basket of matzah: the kohen shall offer also his Minchah, and his nesakim (drink offerings).

6:18 And the Naziyr ( נזיר) shall shave the head of his nezer [at] the door of the Ohel Moed, and shall take the hair of the head of his nezer, and put [it] in the fire which [is] under the sacrifice of the Shelamin.

6:19 And the kohen shall take the boiled shoulder of the ram, and one matzah challah out of the basket, and one matzah wafer, and shall put [them] upon the hands of the Naziyr ( נזיר), after [the hair of] his nezer is shaven:

6:20 And the kohen shall wave them [for] a tenufah (wave offering תּנוּפה) before YEHOVAH (יהוה): this [is] kadosh for the kohen, with the tenufah chazeh and heave shoulder: and after that the Naziyr ( נזיר) may drink wine.

6:21 This [is] the Torah of the Naziyr ( נזיר) who has nadar (vowed), [and of] his offering to YEHOVAH (יהוה) for his nezer, beside [that] that his hand shall get: according to the neder which he vowed, so he must do after the Torah of his nezer.

6:22 And YEHOVAH (יהוה) spoke to Mosheh, saying,


Daber el-Aharon veel-banav lemor koh tevarakhu et-Benei Yisrael amor lahem:

Speak to Aharon and to his sons, saying:

On this wise you shall bless Benai Yisrael, saying to them:


Yevarekhkha YEHOVAH veyishmerekha:

YEHOVAH (יהוה) bless you, and keep you:


Yaer YEHOVAH panav eleikha vikhuneka:

YEHOVAH (יהוה) make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you:


Yisa YEHOVAH panav eleikha veyasem lekha shalom:

YEHOVAH (יהוה) lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

6:27 And they shall put My Name upon Benai Yisrael; and I will bless them.

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Types of Nazirites

In general there are three types of nazirites:

Three examples of Nazirites in the Hebrew scripture are Shimson (Judges 13:5), and Shemuel (1 Shemuel 1:11). in Acts 18:18, Shaul cut off his hair because of a vow he had taken, we learn that the early Messianic Jewish Believers in Yeshua occasionally took the temporary Nazarite vow.

Shemuel Ministry to Yisrael- Amos 2:11; 1 Shemuel 1:26-28; 1 Shemuel 3:19-4:1; 1 Shemuel 7:2; 1 Shemuel 10:1; 1 Shemuel 12; 1 Shemuel 13:7-14; 1 Shemuel 15:22-23; 1 shemuel 16:13

Each one of these has slightly different laws. For example, a permanent nazirite is allowed to cut his hair once a year if the hair is bothersome. A Shimson-like nazirite is a permanent nazirite and is not enjoined to avoid corpses. These types of nazirites have no source in the scripture but are known through tradition.

This vow required the man or woman to:

After following these requirements for a designated period of time (which would be specified in the individual's vow), the person would immerse in a mikveh and make three offerings:

in addition to a basket of unleavened bread, grain offerings and drink offerings, which accompanied the peace offering.

They would also shave their head in the outer courtyard of the Temple (the Yerushalayim Temple for Judaism) and then place the hair on the same fire as the peace offering. (Numbers 6:18)

Abstract word the unseen things.  In the Barakh Aharon (halakh)  such as 5 words  Bless; keep; gracious; countenance; Peace are abstract words relating to concrete things, In the Barakh Aharon the Name YEHOVAH mention three times meaning important significant. Knowing YEHOVAH,  is to know His personality, His principles, the way HE does things, He is what He is, His thoughts. In terms of Barakh Aharon is to take on His Character, Follow His ways. His Torah is His Character.

Concrete word are related to our five sense  see; smell, hear, taste, touch  

The Name = Shem meaning character, breath Neshemah personality

Barakh - Bless = Berekh = Knee, also found in the verse Beresheet 24:11 -- Kneel down. In Hebrew there are three form of verbs and three form of moods. The Active, passive reflective form of verb while the Simple, positive (causes an action occur), intensive (drop to the knee in respect) are the form of moods.

Keep = shomer, guard, obedient, in Nomadic culture put bee hives on the Achaia Tree which full of thorns. Thorn prevent predictor to eat the honey. Yeshayahu 7:15 Curds and honey He shall eat, that He may know to refuse the evil and choose the good. ----> honey is associate with the Torah which is taking on the Character of YEHOVAH or emulate the character of YEHOVAH

Face - Panim face that turns, in Hebrew face is always plural, many faces of expression, sad, happy, angry, distress, joy, disappointment. - meaning surface, face of the earth, Beresheet 1:2 Shemot 33:14 And he said, "My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." -----> interesting the word presence is the Hebrew Panim ie face. ....> send someone represent My face will go with you??? who is this person has the representation YEHOVAH???

Shine = light, Or -- der seder, dor, Devar, devorah, midbar, wilderness lesson, enlightenment understanding.

Gracious - Hhen Proverbs 5:19 A lovely doe, a gracefful goat. (deer and goat jumps gracefully)

meaning a sight to behold, a beautiful sight. Hhen also menhhenah - camp, home,  provide love sustenance and friendship - Nomadic emotion expression.

Lift up - Nasa

Give - siym cause it to establish, to set in place.

peace - Shalom, absence of war, strife, wholesome, completeness. restitution, restoration; restore something that was missing. put back in order, brought everything to completeness, restore you. Tehillim 122:6 "Pray for the peace of Yerusalem" what does that mean?
To pray for restoration what Yisrael is missing? The King, Mashiach, Regeneration of soul, orderly, absence of war, strive, return from exile, restore Torah, rebuilding of the Temple, all that is needed to be whole and completeness. Yerushalayim meaning Yeru to point out to completeness. point out the way to restoration

Literal translation of Birkat HaKohenim

Yevarekhkha YEHOVAH veyishmerekha:

YEHOVAH(יהוה) bless you, and keep you:

YEHOVAH (He who exist) will kneel before you presenting gifts and guard you with a hedge (thorns) of protection.


Yaer YEHOVAH panav eleikha vikhuneka:

YEHOVAH (יהוה) make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you:

YEHOVAH (He who exists) will illuminate the wholeness of His Being towards you bringing order and He will provide you with love, sustenance and friendship.


Yisa YEHOVAH panav eleikha veyasem lekha shalom:

YEHOVAH (יהוה) lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

YEHOVAH (He who exists) will lift up and carry His wholeness of Being toward you and He will set in place all you need to be whole and complete.


out pouring drink offering

חזה chazeh BDB Definition: 1) breast (of animals), breast of an animal sacrifice

Mashiach Yeshua was the only true and perfect Nazarite. He continued from the first day to the last in complete devotion to Elohim and entire separation from earthly joys. Nothing was allowed to come between His heart and the Father's purpose. His food was to do the will of Him who sent him and to finish the work of Elohim gave Him to do.