Confessing and Paying for Sins
Numbers 5:5-8 (GW)
5The Lord said to Moses, 6“Tell the Israelites: If you do something wrong to another person, you have been unfaithful to the Lord. When you realize your guilt, 7you must confess your sin, pay in full for what you did wrong, add one-fifth to it, and give it to the person who was wronged.
8But there may be no heir to whom the payment can be made. In that case, the payment for what you did wrong must be given to the Lord for the priest to use. This payment is in addition to the ram which makes peace with the Lord.
If I have committed $5,000 worth of vandalism damage (e.g. breaking glass windows on new houses and sliding glass doors), should I offer to make restitution for the $5,000 damage alone, or should I add to this offer one-fifth, i.e. $6,000 total?
How would this compare or contrast with Zacchaeus offer to repay 4 times the amount in his restitution (Luke 19:8)?