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Leviticus 12:3

Context
NETBible

On 1  the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin 2  must be circumcised.

XREF

Ge 17:11,12; De 30:6; Lu 1:59; Lu 2:21; Joh 7:22,23; Ro 3:19; Ro 4:11,12; Ga 3:17; Ga 5:3; Php 3:5; Col 2:11

NET © Notes

tn Heb “and in….”

tn This rendering, “the flesh of his foreskin,” is literal. Based on Lev 15:2-3, one could argue that the Hebrew word for “flesh” here (בָּשָׂר, basar) is euphemistic for the male genitals and therefore translate “the foreskin of his member” (see, e.g., J. Milgrom, Leviticus [AB], 1:748). A number of English versions omit this reference to the foreskin and mention only circumcision, presumably for euphemistic reasons (cf. NIV, NCV, TEV, CEV, NLT).



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