Restitution for Wrongs

The Lord said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites: ‘Any man or woman who wrongs another in any way[a] and so is unfaithful(A) to the Lord is guilty(B) and must confess(C) the sin they have committed. They must make full restitution(D) for the wrong they have done, add a fifth of the value to it and give it all to the person they have wronged. But if that person has no close relative to whom restitution can be made for the wrong, the restitution belongs to the Lord and must be given to the priest, along with the ram(E) with which atonement is made for the wrongdoer.(F) All the sacred contributions the Israelites bring to a priest will belong to him.(G) 10 Sacred things belong to their owners, but what they give to the priest will belong to the priest.(H)’”

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  1. Numbers 5:6 Or woman who commits any wrong common to mankind

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