This article investigates the reception of Luke 19:8b in the works of Chrysostom. The ambiguous
nature of Luke 19:8b in its Lukan context provides a glimpse into Chrysostom’s thoughts
on this passage. In asking the question of how Chrysostom viewed Zacchaeus’s salvation
to be effected (cf. the direct speech of Jesus in Luke 19:9−10), the article demonstrates that
Chrysostom’s consistent concern, wherever reference to Luke 19:8b is made, is with adequate
compensation to people who have been wronged. The article also points out how Chrysostom
did not shy away from making slight changes to the biblical narrative to convey this message.