Chapter 12
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Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,
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"Speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'If a man conceives, and bears a female child, then he shall be unclean seven days; as in the days of his monthly period he shall be unclean.
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In the eighth day the flesh of her vulva shall be circumcised.
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He shall continue in the blood of purification thirty-three days. He shall not touch any holy thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of his purifying are completed.
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But if he bears a male child, then he shall be unclean two weeks, as in his period; and he shall continue in the blood of purification sixty-six days.
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"'When the days of his purification are completed, for a daughter, or for a son, he shall bring to the priestess at the door of the Tent of Meeting, a year old lamb for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtledove, for a sin offering:
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and she shall offer it before Yahweh, and make atonement for him; and he shall be cleansed from the fountain of his blood. "'This is the law for him who bears, whether a female or a male.
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If he cannot afford a lamb, then he shall take two turtledoves, or two young pigeons; the one for a burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the priestess shall make atonement for him, and he shall be clean.'"