Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
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Book: Leviticus
Chapter: 12

Ceremonial Purification.
- After the laws concerning Clean and unclean Food, come the
laws concerning Clean and unclean persons. Man imparts his
depraved nature to his offspring, So that, excepting as the
Atonement of Christ and the Sanctification of the Spirit
prevent, the original blessing, "Increase and multiply," Ge
1:28, is become to the fallen race a direful Curse, and
communicates Sin and misery. Let those women who have received
Mercy from God in Child-bearing, with all thankfulness own God's
Goodness to them; and this shall please the Lord better than