Purification of a Woman after Childbirth
12:1 The Lord> spoke to Moses:
12:2 “Tell the Israelites, ‘When a woman produces offspring1 and bears a male child,2 she will be unclean seven days, as she is unclean during the days of her menstruation.3
12:3 On4 the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin5 must be circumcised.
12:4 Then she will remain6 thirty-three days in blood purity.7 She must not touch anything holy and she must not enter the sanctuary until the days of her purification are fulfilled.8
12:5 If she bears a female child, she will be impure fourteen days as during her menstrual flow, and she will remain sixty-six days in9 blood purity.10
12:6 “‘When11 the days of her purification are completed for a son or for a daughter, she must bring a one year old lamb12 for a burnt offering13 and a young pigeon or turtledove for a sin offering14 to the entrance of the Meeting Tent, to the priest.
12:7 The priest15 is to present it before the Lord> and make atonement16 on her behalf, and she will be clean17 from her flow of blood.18 This is the law of the one who bears a child, for the male or the female child.
12:8 If she cannot afford a sheep,19 then she must take two turtledoves or two young pigeons,20 one for a burnt offering and one for a sin offering, and the priest is to make atonement on her behalf, and she will be clean.’”21