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.

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

Darby Bible Translation
All the days that he hath consecrated himself to Jehovah, he shall come near 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;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There shall no razor come upon his head - The vow of the Nazarite consisted in the following particulars: -

1. He consecrated himself in a very especial and extraordinary manner to God.

2. This was to continue for a certain season, probably never less than a whole year, that he might have a full growth of hair to burn in the fire which is under the sacrifice of the peace-offering, Numbers 6:18.

3. During the time of his separation, or nazarate, he drank no wine nor strong drink; nor used any vinegar formed from any inebriating liquor, nor ate the flesh or dried grapes, nor tasted even the kernels or husks of any thing that had grown upon the vine.

4. He never shaved his head, but let his hair grow, as the proof of his being in this separated state, and under vows of peculiar austerity.

5. He never touched any dead body, nor did any of the last offices, even to his nearest kin; but was considered as the priests, who were wholly taken up with the service of God, and regarded nothing else.

6. All the days of his separation he was holy, Numbers 6:8.

During the whole time he was to be incessantly employed in religious acts.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Numbers 19:11-16 He that touches the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days...

Leviticus 19:28 You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks on you: I am the LORD.

Jeremiah 16:5,6 For thus said the LORD, Enter not into the house of mourning, neither go to lament nor bemoan them...

Ezekiel 24:16-18 Son of man, behold, I take away from you the desire of your eyes with a stroke: yet neither shall you mourn nor weep...

Matthew 8:21,22 And another of his disciples said to him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father...

Luke 9:59,60 And he said to another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father...

2 Corinthians 5:16 Why from now on know we no man after the flesh: yes, though we have known Christ after the flesh...

Library
Separation to God.
NUMB. VI. 1-21. THE INSTITUTION OF THE ORDER OF NAZARITES. The first twenty-one verses of Numb. vi. give us an account of the institution and ordinances of the order of Nazarites. And let us note at the outset that this institution, like every other good and perfect gift, came from above; that GOD Himself gave this privilege--unasked--to His people; thereby showing His desire that "whosoever will" of His people may be brought into closest relationship to Himself. It was very gracious of GOD to permit
James Hudson Taylor—Separation and Service

These Things, My Brother Aurelius, Most Dear unto Me...
38. These things, my brother Aurelius, most dear unto me, and in the bowels of Christ to be venerated, so far as He hath bestowed on me the ability Who through thee commanded me to do it, touching work of Monks, I have not delayed to write; making this my chief care, lest good brethren obeying apostolic precepts, should by lazy and disobedient be called even prevaricators from the Gospel: that they which work not, may at the least account them which do work to be better than themselves without doubt.
St. Augustine—Of the Work of Monks.

Things to be Meditated on as Thou Goest to the Church.
1. That thou art going to the court of the Lord, and to speak with the great God by prayer; and to hear his majesty speak unto thee by his word; and to receive his blessing on thy soul, and thy honest labour, in the six days past. 2. Say with thyself by the way--"As the hart brayeth for the rivers of water, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, even for the living God: When shall I come and appear before the presence of God? For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Numbers
Like the last part of Exodus, and the whole of Leviticus, the first part of Numbers, i.-x. 28--so called,[1] rather inappropriately, from the census in i., iii., (iv.), xxvi.--is unmistakably priestly in its interests and language. Beginning with a census of the men of war (i.) and the order of the camp (ii.), it devotes specific attention to the Levites, their numbers and duties (iii., iv.). Then follow laws for the exclusion of the unclean, v. 1-4, for determining the manner and amount of restitution
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Leviticus 21:1
The LORD said to Moses, "Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: 'A priest must not make himself ceremonially unclean for any of his people who die,

Numbers 19:11
"Whoever touches a human corpse will be unclean for seven days.

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