1 And HaShem spoke unto Moses, saying:
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying: If a woman be
delivered, and bear a man-child, then she shall be unclean seven days; as in the
days of the impurity of her sickness shall she be unclean.
3 And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be
4 And she shall continue in the blood of purification three
and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary,
until the days of her purification be fulfilled.
5 But if she bear a maid-child, then she shall be unclean two
weeks, as in her impurity; and she shall continue in the blood of purification
threescore and six days.
6 And when the days of her purification are fulfilled, for a
son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a
burnt-offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtle-dove, for a sin-offering, unto
the door of the tent of meeting, unto the priest.
7 And he shall offer it before HaShem, and make atonement for
her; and she shall be cleansed from the fountain of her blood. This is the law
for her that beareth, whether a male or a female.
8 And if her means suffice not for a lamb, then she shall
take two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons: the one for a burnt-offering, and
the other for a sin-offering; and the priest shall make atonement for her, and
she shall be clean.
Sources: Portions copyright © 1997 by Benyamin Pilant, All Rights Reserved
JPS Electronic Edition, based on the 1917 JPS translation, Copyright © 1998 by Larry Nelson, All Rights Reserved