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Rules of Restitution

Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the Israelites:[a] ‘When a man or woman commits[b] any of the sins of humankind by acting unfaithfully, it is a sin against Yahweh, and that person will be guilty; they will confess their sin that they did and will make restitution for their[c] guilt by adding a fifth to it[d] and giving it to whomever was wronged.[e]

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  1. Numbers 5:6 Literally “sons/children of Israel”
  2. Numbers 5:6 Literally “does”
  3. Numbers 5:7 Hebrew “his”
  4. Numbers 5:7 Literally “on top of it”
  5. Numbers 5:7 Literally “to whomever he was guilty”