Leviticus 12
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Post-Natal Purification

1The LORD told Moses, 2“Tell the Israelis that a woman who conceives and bears a son is unclean for seven days. Just like the days of her menstruation,a she is unclean. 3On the eighth day, the flesh of the baby’s foreskin is to be circumcised. 4For 33 days after this, she is to remain in purification due to her blood loss.b She is not to touch any sacred thing or enter the sanctuary until the days of her purification have been completed.

5“If she gives birth to a female, then she is to remain unclean for two weeks, just like her menstruation. She is to remain in purification for 66 days due to her blood loss.c 6When the days of her purification have been completed, whether for her son or daughter, she is to bring to the priest at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting a one year old lamb for a whole burnt offering or a young dove for a sin offering. 7He is to offer it in the LORD’s presence and make atonement for her so that she becomes clean from her blood loss. This is the law concerning the bearing of a male or female child. 8If she cannot afford a goat, then two turtledoves or two young doves—one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering—will serve for him to make atonement for her, so that she becomes clean.”

a 12:2 Lit. days of her impurity, she is ill
b 12:4 The Heb. lacks loss
c 12:5 The Heb. lacks loss

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