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Leviticus 12 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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(cf. Luk 2:22–24 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 12:1 - Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 12:2 - “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying:
‘When a woman gives birth and delivers a male child, then she shall be unclean for seven days; as she is in the days of her menstruation, she shall be unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 12:3 - ‘Then on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 12:4 - ‘And she shall stay at home in her condition of [fn]blood purification for thirty-three days; she shall not touch any consecrated thing, nor enter the sanctuary until the days of her purification are completed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 12:5 - ‘But if she gives birth to a female child, then she shall be unclean for two weeks, as in her menstruation; and she shall stay at home in her condition of [fn]blood purification for sixty-six days.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 12:6 - ‘When the days of her purification are completed, for a son or for a daughter, she shall bring to the priest at the doorway of the tent of meeting a one-year-old lamb as a burnt offering and a young pigeon or a turtledove as a [fn]sin offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 12:7 - ‘Then he shall offer it before the LORD and make atonement for her, and she shall be cleansed from the [fn]flow of her blood. This is the law for her who gives birth to a child, whether a male or a female.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 12:8 - ‘But if [fn]she cannot afford a lamb, then she shall take two turtledoves or two young doves, the one as a burnt offering and the other as a [fn]sin offering; and the priest shall make atonement for her, and she will be clean.’”
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit blood of purifying; i.e., ritually clean blood from childbirth
See note v 4
Or purification offering
Lit fountain
Lit her hand does not find enough for
Or purification offering

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