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.