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Leviticus 12 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Ritual After Childbirth
The Purification of Women
(cf. Luke 2:22–24 )

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 12:1 - Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 12:2 - “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘If a woman has conceived, and borne a male child, then she shall be unclean seven days; as in the days of her customary impurity she shall be unclean.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 12:3 - ‘And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 12:4 - ‘She shall then continue in the blood of her purification thirty-three days. She shall not touch any hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary until the days of her purification are fulfilled.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 12:5 - ‘But if she bears a female child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her customary impurity, and she shall continue in the blood of her purification sixty-six days.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 12:6 - ‘When the days of her purification are fulfilled, whether for a son or a daughter, she shall bring to the priest a lamb of the first year as a burnt offering, and a young pigeon or a turtledove as a sin offering, to the door of the tabernacle of meeting.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 12:7 - ‘Then he shall offer it before the LORD, and make atonement for her. And she shall be clean from the flow of her blood. This is the law for her who has borne a male or a female.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 12:8 - ‘And if she is not able to bring a lamb, then she may bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons—one as a burnt offering and the other as a sin offering. So the priest shall make atonement for her, and she will be clean.’ ”
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