Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Leviticus 12:7

Then he shall offer it before the Lord and make atonement for her, and she shall be cleansed from the flow of her blood. This is the law for her who bears a child, whether a male or a female.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Atonement;   Defilement;   Offerings;   Purification;   The Topic Concordance - Atonement;   Blood;   Uncleanness;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Trespass Offering;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Doves;   Sacrifice;   Turtle-Dove;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Jesus Christ;   Lamb, Lamb of God;   Offerings and Sacrifices;   Priest, Priesthood;   Worship;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Birth;   Sin-Offering;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Birth;   Clean, Cleanness;   Hemorrhage;   Leprosy;   Leviticus;   Sacrifice and Offering;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Clean and Unclean;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Burnt-Offering ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Dove;   Turtle-dove;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Children;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Law of Moses, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Atonement;   Cleanse;   Issue (of Blood);   Joseph, Husband of Mary;   Law in the New Testament;   Leviticus;   Sanctuary;   Uncleanness;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Birth;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Burnt Offering;   Pharisees;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Who shall offer it before the Lord,.... Upon the altar of burnt offering:

and make an atonement for her; for whatsoever sin in connection with or that attended childbearing; as typical of the atonement by Christ both for sin original and actual:

and she shall be cleansed from the issue of her blood; in a ceremonial sense, and according to that law be pure and clean:

this is the law for her that hath born a male or a female; enjoined her, and to be observed by her; and though now with the rest of the ceremonial law it is abolished, yet it has this instruction in it; that it becomes women in such circumstances to bring the freewill offerings of their lips, their sacrifices of praise, and in a public manner signify their gratitude and thankfulness for the mercy and goodness of God vouchsafed to them, in carrying them through the whole time of childbearing, and saving them in the perilous hour.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Leviticus 12:7". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/leviticus-12.html. 1999.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

Observe, she doth not offer it herself but the priest. JESUS is he alone which can present our most holy things, and in whom alone both our persons and offerings are accepted. Ephesians 1:6.

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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Leviticus 12:7". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/leviticus-12.html. 1828.

Scofield's Reference Notes

atonement

(See Scofield "Exodus 29:33").

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Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Leviticus 12:7". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/leviticus-12.html. 1917.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Leviticus 12:7 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.

Ver. 7. And make an atonement.] Whereby her faith was confirmed, that by Christ her sin was remitted and the curse removed. [1 Timothy 2:15]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Leviticus 12:7". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/leviticus-12.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

For though there was a difference in the time of her uncleanness for the one and for the other, yet both were to be purl fled one and the same way; to note, that though all sins and sinners were not equal, yet all were to be cleansed by the same means, to wit, by Christ, and by faith. See 1 Corinthians 7:14 Galatians 3:28.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Leviticus 12:7". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/leviticus-12.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

7.Atonement’ cleansed — Expiation for the soul and cleansing for the body are accomplished by the same act. Hebrews 10:22. Jehovah requires physical as well as spiritual sanctification. 2 Corinthians 7:1.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Leviticus 12:7". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/leviticus-12.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Blood, which has caused her legal uncleanness.

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Leviticus 12:7". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/leviticus-12.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

offer it = bring it near. Hebrew. karab. App-43.

make. Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, and Syriac read, "and the priest shall make", as in Leviticus 12:8.

make an atonement. See note on Exodus 29:33.

issue = fount [discharge].

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Leviticus 12:7". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/leviticus-12.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(7) Who shall offer it.—Better, and he shall offer it, that is, the priest shall offer the sin offering. Though two sacrifices were brought—a burnt offering and a sin offering—yet stress is laid on the sin offering, for on it depended the purification and atonement of the mother. Even if the mother gave birth to twins, the administrators of the law during the second Temple decided that the one sin offering here prescribed sufficed.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Leviticus 12:7". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/leviticus-12.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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
Reciprocal: Leviticus 15:15 - an atonement;  Leviticus 16:7 - General

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Leviticus 12:7". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/leviticus-12.html.