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Leviticus Chapter 12

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The purification of women after birth

12:1 And the LORD spake to Moses, saying,
12:2 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child then she shall be unclean seven days ; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean.
12:3 And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.
12:4 And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days ; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled.
12:5 But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her separation and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying sixty and six days.

Offerings of purification of women after birth


12:6 And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtledove, for a sin offering, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to the priest
12:7 Who shall offer it before the LORD, and make an atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the issue of her blood. This [is] the law for her that has born a male or a female.
12:8 And if she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons ; the one for the burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering and the priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall be clean.

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