Leviticus 12 Bible Commentary

The Geneva Study Bible

(Read all of Leviticus 12)
12:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean a seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean.

(a) So that her husband for that time could not have relations with her.

12:4 And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three b and thirty days; she shall touch no c hallowed thing, nor come into the d sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled.

(b) Besides the first seven days.
(c) As sacrifice, or such like.
(d) That is, into the court gate till after forty days.

12:5 But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two e weeks, as in her separation: and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying threescore and six days.

(e) Twice as long as if she gave birth to a boy.

12:6 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 f tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest:

(f) Where the burnt offerings were wont to be offered.