24And if any man lie with her at all, and her flowers be upon him, he shall be unclean seven days; and all the bed whereon he lieth shall be unclean.
24 Verse 24. The common sense of all mankind has led them to
avoid the gross impropriety referred to in this verse; and it
has been a general opinion, that off-spring obtained in this way
has been infected with leprous, scrofulous, and other deeply
radicated diseases, from which they and their posterity have
been scarcely ever freed. In Le 20:18, persons guilty of
this are condemned to death; here only to a seven days'
separation; because, in the former case, Moses speaks of the act
when both the man and woman were acquainted with the situation:
in the latter, he speaks of a case where the circumstance was
not known till afterwards; at least, so it appears these two
places should be understood, so as to be reconciled.