The Bible in Its Traditions

Numbers 5:5–10

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And YHWH spoke unto Moses, saying

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

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Speak unto the children of Israel: When a man or woman shall commit any sin that men commit, to commit a trespass against YHWH, and that soul be guilty;

Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Every man or woman who shall commit any sin that is common to man, or if that soul shall in anywise have neglected the commandment and transgressed;

“Say to the sons of Israel: A man or a woman, when they have done anything out of all the sins that often befall men, or if, by negligence, they have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and so have committed an offense,

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then they shall confess their sin which they have done; and he shall make restitution for his guilt in full, and add unto it the fifth part thereof, and give it unto him in respect of whom he hath been guilty.

they shall confess their sin, and they shall restore the principle itself, plus a fifth part above it, to any against whom they have sinned.

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But if the man have no kinsman to whom restitution may be made for the guilt, the restitution for guilt which is made shall be YHWH'S, even the priest's; besides the ram of the atonement, whereby atonement shall be made for him.

But if there would be no one to receive it, they shall give it to the Lord, and it shall be for the priest, except for the ram, which is offered for expiation, in order to be a pleasing victim.

And if the person has no kinsman to whom to recompense the trespass, let the trespass offering which they bring on his behalf before the LORD be given to the priest in addition to the ram of the atonement with which an atonement is made for him.

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And every heave-offering of all the holy things of the children of Israel, which they present unto the priest, shall be his.

And every first-fruits in all the sanctified things among the children of Israel, whatsoever they shall offer to the Lord, shall be for the priest himself.

Likewise, all the first-fruits, which the sons of Israel offer, belong to the priest,

10  And every man's hallowed things shall be his: whatsoever any man giveth the priest, it shall be his.

10  And the hallowed things of every man shall be his; and whatever man shall give any thing to the priest, the gift shall be his.

10  with whatever is offered by each one at the Sanctuary, and which is delivered into the hands of the priest; it shall be his.”