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Numbers 5:7

    Numbers 5:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then they shall confess their sin which they have done: and he shall recompense his trespass with the principal thereof, and add unto it the fifth part thereof, and give it unto him against whom he hath trespassed.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then they shall confess their sin which they have done: and he shall recompense his trespass with the principal thereof, and add to it the fifth part thereof, and give it to him against whom he has trespassed.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    then he shall confess his sin which he hath 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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let them say openly what they have done; and make payment for the wrong done, with the addition of a fifth part, and give it to him to whom the wrong was done.

    Webster's Revision

    then he shall confess his sin which he hath 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.

    World English Bible

    then he shall confess his sin which he has done, and he shall make restitution for his guilt in full, and add to it the fifth part of it, and give it to him in respect of whom he has been guilty.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Definitions for Numbers 5:7

    Recompense - To repay; reward; restore.
    Trespass - Wrong-doing; sin.

    Clarke's Commentary on Numbers 5:7

    Shall confess their sin - Without confession or acknowledgment of sin, there was no hope of mercy held out.

    He shall recompense - For without restitution, in every possible case, God will not for give the iniquity of a man's sin. How can any person in a case of defraud, with his neighbor's property in his possession, expect to receive mercy from the hand of a just and holy God? See this subject considered in the notes on Genesis 42:38 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Numbers 5:7

    Recompense his trespass - i. e. make restitution to the person whom he has injured.

    Wesley's Notes on Numbers 5:7

    5:7 They shall confess their sin - They shall not continue in the denial of the fact, but give glory to God, and take shame to themselves by acknowledging it. The principal - That is, the thing he took away, or what is equivalent to it. And add - Both as a compensation to the injured person for the want of his goods so long, and as a penalty upon the injurious dealer, to discourage others from such attempts.