“Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When a man or woman makes a special vow, a Nazirite vow,(A) to consecrate himself to[a] the Lord,

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 6:2 Or vow, to live as a Nazirite for

“Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘If a man or woman wants to make a special vow(A), a vow of dedication(B) to the Lord as a Nazirite,(C)

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“You must not cut his hair[a] throughout the time of his vow of consecration. He must be holy until the time is completed during which he consecrates himself to the Lord; he is to let the hair of his head grow long.

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  1. Numbers 6:5 Lit A razor is not to pass over his head

“‘During the entire period of their Nazirite vow, no razor(A) may be used on their head.(B) They must be holy until the period of their dedication to the Lord is over; they must let their hair grow long.

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“If someone suddenly dies near him, defiling his consecrated head of hair, he must shave his head on the day of his purification; he is to shave it on the seventh day.(A)

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“‘If someone dies suddenly in the Nazirite’s presence, thus defiling the hair that symbolizes their dedication,(A) they must shave their head on the seventh day—the day of their cleansing.(B)

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18 “The Nazirite is to shave his consecrated head at the entrance to the tent of meeting, take the hair from his head, and put it on the fire under the fellowship sacrifice.

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18 “‘Then at the entrance to the tent of meeting, the Nazirite must shave off the hair that symbolizes their dedication.(A) They are to take the hair and put it in the fire that is under the sacrifice of the fellowship offering.

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24 Take these men, purify yourself along with them, and pay for them to get their heads shaved. Then everyone will know that what they were told about you amounts to nothing, but that you yourself are also careful about observing the law.(A)

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24 Take these men, join in their purification rites(A) and pay their expenses, so that they can have their heads shaved.(B) Then everyone will know there is no truth in these reports about you, but that you yourself are living in obedience to the law.

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Paul’s Commendation of Phoebe

16 I commend to you(A) our sister Phoebe, who is a servant[a] of the church in Cenchreae.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 16:1 Others interpret this term in a technical sense: deacon, or deaconess, or minister, or courier

Personal Greetings

16 I commend(A) to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon[a][b] of the church in Cenchreae.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 16:1 Or servant
  2. Romans 16:1 The word deacon refers here to a Christian designated to serve with the overseers/elders of the church in a variety of ways; similarly in Phil. 1:1 and 1 Tim. 3:8,12.

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