Add parallel Print Page Options

If she cannot afford a sheep,[a] then she must take two turtledoves or two young pigeons,[b] one for a burnt offering and one for a sin offering, and the priest is to make atonement on her behalf, and she will be clean.’”[c]

Read full chapter


  1. Leviticus 12:8 tn Heb “If her hand cannot find the sufficiency of a sheep.” Many English versions render this as “lamb.”
  2. Leviticus 12:8 tn Heb “from the sons of the pigeon,” referring either to “young pigeons” or “various species of pigeon” (contrast J. Milgrom, Leviticus [AB], 1:168, with J. E. Hartley, Leviticus [WBC], 14; cf. Lev 1:14 and esp. 5:7-10).
  3. Leviticus 12:8 tn Or “she will be[come] pure.”