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613 Mitzvot Listed by Category: Nazarites

The challenge for believers in Yeshua today is knowing what instructions apply. Many have been taught that Torah is no longer valid for believers. What many fail to realize is that the New Covenant writings don't contradict Torah but affirms it. Messiah Himself provides us with proper instruction in how we are to live. The basis of His teaching is Torah. Below is a key that will help to understand what instructions are valid today, what can't be done, what applies to the Jewish people only, whether in the land or not. There are some instructions that are open for debate.

Valid for Believers Today Can No Longer Be Followed Applies to Israel Specifically Applies to Israel - but can be followed by Gentiles Open for Debate

One can voluntarily follow the Nazarite vow. Keep in mind with no Temple, the sacrifices can not be followed.

Number Type Description Commandment Scripture
588 Negative That a Nazarite shall not drink wine, or anything mixed with wine which tastes like wine; and even if the wine or the mixture has turned sour, it is prohibited to him "Tell the people of Isra'el, 'When either a man or a woman makes a special kind of vow, the vow of a nazir, consecrating himself to Adonai; he is to abstain from wine and other intoxicating liquor, he is not to drink vinegar from either source, he is not to drink grape juice, and he is not to eat grapes or raisins. Numbers 6:2 - 3
589 Negative That he shall not eat fresh grapes he is to abstain from wine and other intoxicating liquor, he is not to drink vinegar from either source, he is not to drink grape juice, and he is not to eat grapes or raisins. Numbers 6:3
590 Negative That he shall not eat dried grapes (raisins) he is to abstain from wine and other intoxicating liquor, he is not to drink vinegar from either source, he is not to drink grape juice, and he is not to eat grapes or raisins. Numbers 6:3
591 Negative That he shall not eat the kernels of the grapes As long as he remains a nazir he is to eat nothing derived from the grapevine, not even the grape-skins or the seeds. Numbers 6:4
592 Negative That he shall not eat of the skins of the grapes As long as he remains a nazir he is to eat nothing derived from the grapevine, not even the grape-skins or the seeds. Numbers 6:4
593 Positive That the Nazarite shall permit his hair to grow " 'Throughout the period of his vow as a nazir, he is not to shave his head. Until the end of the time for which he has consecrated himself to Adonai he is to be holy: he is to let the hair on his head grow long. Numbers 6:5
594 Negative That the Nazarite shall not cut his hair " 'Throughout the period of his vow as a nazir, he is not to shave his head. Until the end of the time for which he has consecrated himself to Adonai he is to be holy: he is to let the hair on his head grow long. Numbers 6:5
595 Negative That he shall not enter any covered structure where there is a dead body " 'Throughout the period for which he has consecrated himself to Adonai, he is not to approach a corpse. Numbers 6:6
596 Negative That a Nazarite shall not defile himself for any dead person (by being in the presence of the corpse) He is not to make himself unclean for his father, mother, brother or sister when they die, since his consecration to God is on his head. Numbers 6:7
597 Positive That the Nazarite shall shave his hair when he brings his offerings at the completion of the period of his Nazariteship, or within that period if he has become defiled " 'If someone next to him dies very suddenly, so that he defiles his consecrated head, then he is to shave his head on the day of his purification; he is to shave it on the seventh day. Numbers 6:9

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