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Leviticus 12

 

 

Introduction
1The purification of a woman after childbirth.
6Her offerings for her purifying.

Verse 2
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean.
If a woman
Genesis 1:28; 3:16; Job 14:4; 15:14; 25:4; Psalms 51:5; Luke 2:22; Romans 5:12-19
according
15:19

Verse 3
And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.
Genesis 17:11,12; Deuteronomy 30:6; Luke 1:59; 2:21; John 7:22,23; Romans 3:19; 4:11,12; Galatians 3:17; 5:3; Philippians 3:5; Colossians 2:11

Verse 4
And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled.
15:25-28; Haggai 2:13; Luke 2:22,23

Verse 5
But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her separation: and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying threescore and six days.
2,4; Genesis 3:13; 1 Timothy 2:14,15

Verse 6
And when the days of her purifying 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 turtledove, for a sin offering, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest:
a lamb
1:10-13; 5:6-10; 14:22; 15:14,29; Numbers 6:10; Luke 2:22; John 1:29; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 1:18,19
of the first year
Heb. a son of his year.

Verse 7
Who shall offer it before the LORD, and make an atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the issue of her blood. This is the law for her that hath born a male or a female.
make
1:4; 4:20,26,31,35; Job 1:5; 14:4; Romans 3:23,26; 1 Corinthians 7:14; Hebrews 9:12-14
be cleansed
15:28-30
a male
Galatians 3:28

Verse 8
And if she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons; the one for the burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall be clean.
she be not able to bring a lamb
Heb. her hand find not sufficiency of a lamb.
1:14; 5:7; 14:22; 15:14,29; Luke 2:22,24; 2 Corinthians 8:9
make an atonement
4:26; When burnt offerings and sin offerings were brought together, the sin offerings were first offered.

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Leviticus 12:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/leviticus-12.html.

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