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.