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Leviticus 12:1-8

12  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying 2  “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying ‘When a woman has issue and bears a male she shall be unclean seven days; she shall have the same uncleanness as in her days of menstruation. 3  And on the eighth day he shall have the flesh of his foreskin circumcised, 4  and thirty-three days she shall stay in blood of cleansing; she shall not touch anything sacred nor go into the sanctuary till her days of cleansing are complete. 5  And if she bears a female she shall be unclean fourteen days as in her menstruation, and sixty-six days she shall stay in blood of cleansing. 6  And when her days of cleansing are complete, for a son or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the same year for a burnt-offering and a squab or turtledove for a sin-offering to the door of the Tent of Meeting to the priest, 7  and he shall present it before Jehovah and purge her and cleanse her from her flow of blood. These are the instructions for a woman who gives birth, whether to a male or to a female. 8  And if she cannot lay hands on enough for a sheep she shall take two turtledoves or two squabs, one for a burnt-offering and one for a sin-offering, and the priest shall purge her and she shall be clean.’”

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