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He said to me, ‘Look, you will conceive and have a son.[a] So now, do not drink wine or beer and do not eat any food that will make you ritually unclean.[b] For the child will be dedicated[c] to God from birth till the day he dies.’”

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  1. Judges 13:7 tn See the note on the word “son” in 13:5, where this same statement occurs.
  2. Judges 13:7 tn Heb “eat anything unclean.” Certain foods were regarded as ritually “unclean” (see Lev 11). Eating such food made one ritually “contaminated.”
  3. Judges 13:7 tn Traditionally “a Nazirite.”