Judges 13:2-5 KJVAnd there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not.  And the angel of the Lord appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.  Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing :  For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.
What Is A Nazarite
A Nazarite Unto God
Judges 13:5 KJVFor, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.
What Is A Nazarite Vow
- Drinking anything from the grape vine or any form of alcoholic drink (Num 6:3-4)
- Cutting the hair (Num 6:5)
- Going near a dead body (Num 6:6-7)
What Is The Purpose of A Nazarite
Classes Of Nazir (Nazarites)
- Nazarite for a short period of time
- Nazarite for life
- Nazarite from the womb (e.g Samson)
Acts 18:18 KJVAnd Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow.Acts 21:23-26 KJVDo therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men which have a vow on them;  Them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave their heads: and all may know that those things, whereof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing; but that thou thyself also walkest orderly, and keepest the law.  As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.  Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them.
The Expected Character of Nazarites
Lamentations 4:7 KJVHer Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire.Amos 2:11-12 KJVAnd I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men for Nazarites. Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel? saith the Lord.  But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.
List of Nazarites In The Bible
- Samson (Judges 13:5; Judges 13:7; Judges 16:17)
- Samuel (1 Samuel 1:11)
- Rechabites (1 Samuel 24:35)
- John the Baptist (Matthew 11:18; Luke 1:15; Luke 7:33)
Luke 1:11-13,13-16 KJVAnd there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.  And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.  But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.  And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.  For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.  And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.
What Was The Source Of Samson's Strength?
Did Samson Break His Nazarite Vow?
- Went near the dead body of a lion (Judg 14:5-6)
- Touched the dead body of a lion (Judg 14:8-9)
- Killed 30 men, then took the clothes off their dead bodies—touching them (Judg 14:19)
- Probably drank alcohol (Judges 14:10,17)
- Went near the bodies of an unknown number of dead men (Judges 15:7-8)
- Went near the bodies of 1000 dead men (Judges 15:14-16)
- Touched the jawbone of a [dead] donkey (Judges 15:15-17)
- Cut his hair [by a Philistine, through Delilah (Judges 16:17-20).
Nazarene vs Nazarite
Nazarite Vow Today
1 John 2:15 KJVLove not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Romans 12:1 KJVI beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 Corinthians 6:17 KJVWherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing ; and I will receive you.
Final Words On Nazarites
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