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Leviticus 12

Purification after Childbirth

1 The Lord spoke to Moses:
2 "Tell the Israelites: When a woman becomes pregnant and gives birth to a male child, she will be unclean seven days, as she is during the days of her menstrual impurity.a
3 The flesh of his foreskin must be circumcised on the eighth day.b
4 She will continue in purification from her bleeding for 33 days. She must not touch any holy thing or go into the sanctuary until completing her days of purification.c
5 But if she gives birth to a female child, she will be unclean for two weeks as [she is] during her [menstrual] impurity. She will continue in purification from her bleeding for 66 days.
6 "When her days of purification are complete, whether for a son or daughter, she is to bring to the priest at the entrance to the tent of meeting a year-old male lamb for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon or a turtledove for a sind offering.
7 He will present them before the Lord and make atonement on her behalf; she will be clean from her discharge of blood. This is the law for a woman giving birth, whether to a male or female.
8 But if she doesn't have sufficient meanse for a sheep, she may take two turtledoves or two young pigeons, one for a burnt offering and the other for a sinf offering.g Then the priest will make atonement on her behalf, and she will be clean."
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