Numbers 6:6
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New International Version
"'Throughout the period of their dedication to the LORD, the Nazirite must not go near a dead body.

New Living Translation
And they must not go near a dead body during the entire period of their vow to the LORD.

English Standard Version
“All the days that he separates himself to the LORD he shall not go near a dead body.

New American Standard Bible
'All the days of his separation to the LORD he shall not go near to a dead person.

King James Bible
All the days that he separateth himself unto the LORD he shall come at no dead body.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He must not go near a dead body during the time he consecrates himself to the LORD.

International Standard Version
"During the entire time of his dedication, he is not to come near a dead body.

NET Bible
"'All the days that he separates himself to the LORD he must not contact a dead body.

New Heart English Bible
"All the days that he separates himself to the LORD he shall not go near a dead body.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
While they are dedicated to the LORD as Nazirites, they must never go near a dead body.

JPS Tanakh 1917
All the days that he consecrateth himself unto the LORD he shall not come near to a dead body.

New American Standard 1977
‘All the days of his separation to the LORD he shall not go near to a dead person.

Jubilee Bible 2000
All the days that they separate themselves unto the LORD they shall come in unto no dead body.

King James 2000 Bible
All the days that he separates himself unto the LORD he shall go near no dead body.

American King James Version
All the days that he separates himself to the LORD he shall come at no dead body.

American Standard Version
All the days that he separateth himself unto Jehovah he shall not come near to a dead body.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All the time of his consecration he shall not go in to any dead,

Darby Bible Translation
All the days that he hath consecrated himself to Jehovah, he shall come near no dead body.

English Revised Version
All the days that he separateth himself unto the LORD he shall not come near to a dead body.

Webster's Bible Translation
All the days that he separateth himself to the LORD, he shall come at no dead body.

World English Bible
"'All the days that he separates himself to Yahweh he shall not go near a dead body.

Young's Literal Translation
'All days of his keeping separate to Jehovah, near a dead person he doth not go;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:1-21 The word Nazarite signifies separation. Some were appointed of God, before their birth, to be Nazarites all their days, as Samson and John the Baptist. But, in general, it was a vow of separation from the world and devotedness to the services of religion, for a limited time, and under certain rules, which any person might make if they pleased. A Nazarite is spoken of as well known; but his obligation is brought to a greater certainty than before. That the fancies of superstitious men might not multiply the restraints endlessly, God gives them rules. They must not drink wine or strong drink, nor eat grapes. Those who separate themselves to God, must not gratify the desires of the body, but keep it under. Let all Christians be very moderate in the use of wine and strong drink; for if the love of these once gets the mastery of a man, he becomes an easy prey to Satan. The Nazarites were to eat nothing that came of the vine; this may teach the utmost care to avoid sin, and all that borders upon it, and leads to it, or may be a temptation to us. They must not cut their hair. They must neither poll their heads, nor shave their beards; this was the mark of Samson being a Nazarite. This signified neglect of the body, and of the ease and ornament of it. Those who separate themselves to God, must keep their consciences pure from dead works, and not touch unclean things. All the days of their separation they must be holy to the Lord. This was the meaning of those outward observances, and without this they were of no account. No penalty or sacrifice was appointed for those who wilfully broke their vow of being Nazarites; they must answer another day for such profane trifling with the Lord their God; but those were to be relieved who did not sin wilfully. There is nothing in Scripture that bears the least resemblance to the religious orders of the church of Rome, except these Nazarites. But mark the difference, or rather how completely opposed! The religious of that church are forbidden to marry; but no such restriction is laid upon the Nazarites. They are commanded to abstain from meats; but the Nazarites might eat any food allowed other Israelites. They are not generally forbidden wine, not even on their fasting days; but the Nazarites might not have wine at any time. Their vow is lasting, even to the end of their lives; the Nazarites' vow was only for a limited time, at their own will; and in certain cases not unless allowed by husbands or parents. Such a thorough difference there is between rules of man's invention and those directed in Scripture, Let us not forget that the Lord Jesus is not only our Surety, but also our example. For his sake we must renounce worldly pleasures, abstain from fleshy lusts, be separate from sinners, make open profession of our faith, moderate natural affections, be spiritually-minded, and devoted to God's service, and desirous to be an example all around us.
Study Bible
The Nazarite Vow
5'All the days of his vow of separation no razor shall pass over his head. He shall be holy until the days are fulfilled for which he separated himself to the LORD; he shall let the locks of hair on his head grow long. 6All the days of his separation to the LORD he shall not go near to a dead person. 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 his separation to God is on his head.…
Cross References
Leviticus 21:1
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: 'No one shall defile himself for a dead person among his people,

Numbers 19:11
'The one who touches the corpse of any person shall be unclean for seven days.
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