Leviticus 12


Laws Regarding Childbirth

1And the  lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2Speak to the sons of Israel! and you shall say to them, saying, A woman whoever should conceive, and should give birth to a male, she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation of her menstruation she shall be unclean. 3And the [2day 1eighth] she shall circumcise the flesh of his foreskin. 4And thirty and three days she shall sit in the blood of her cleansing; anything holy she shall not touch, and [3into 4the 5sanctuary 1she shall not 2enter], until whenever [4should have been fulfilled 1the 2days 3of her cleansing]. 5But if [2a female 1she should give birth to], then she will be unclean twice seven days, according to her menstruation; and sixty days and six she shall be seated in [2blood 1her unclean]. 6And whenever [4should be fulfilled 1the 2days 3of her cleansing] for a son or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of a year old for a whole burnt-offering, and a young pigeon, or turtle-dove for a sin offering to the door of the tent of the testimony to the priest. 7And he shall bring it before the  lord. And [3shall atone 4for 5her 1the 2priest], and he shall cleanse her from the spring of her blood. This is the law for the giving birth to a male or female. 8But if [2does not 3find 1her hand] enough for a lamb, then she shall take two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons -- one for a whole burnt-offering, and one for a sin offering; and [3shall atone 4for 5her 1the 2priest], and she shall be cleansed.
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