Mark 12:16
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New International Version
They brought the coin, and he asked them, "Whose image is this? And whose inscription?" "Caesar's," they replied.

New Living Translation
When they handed it to him, he asked, "Whose picture and title are stamped on it?" "Caesar's," they replied.

English Standard Version
And they brought one. And he said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” They said to him, “Caesar’s.”

Berean Study Bible
So they brought it, and He asked them, "Whose likeness is this? And whose inscription?" "Caesar's," they answered.

Berean Literal Bible
And they brought it, and He says to them, "Whose likeness and inscription is this?" And they said to Him, "Caesar's."

New American Standard Bible
They brought one. And He said to them, "Whose likeness and inscription is this?" And they said to Him, "Caesar's."

King James Bible
And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they brought one. "Whose image and inscription is this?" He asked them." Caesar's," they said.

International Standard Version
So they brought one. Then he asked them, "Whose face and name are on this?" They told him, "Caesar's."

NET Bible
So they brought one, and he said to them, "Whose image is this, and whose inscription?" They replied, "Caesar's."

New Heart English Bible
They brought it. He said to them, "Whose is this image and inscription?" They said to him, "Caesar's."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they brought it; he said to them: “Whose is this image and writing?” They said, “Caesar's.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They brought a coin. He said to them, "Whose face and name is this?" They told him, "The emperor's."

New American Standard 1977
And they brought one. And He said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” And they said to Him, “Caesar’s.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they brought it. And he said unto them, Of whom is this image and inscription? And they said unto him, Of Caesar.

King James 2000 Bible
And they brought it. And he said unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's.

American King James Version
And they brought it. And he said to them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said to him, Caesar's.

American Standard Version
And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they brought it him. And he saith to them: Whose is this image and inscription? They say to him, Caesar's.

Darby Bible Translation
And they brought [it]. And he says to them, Whose [is] this image and superscription? And they said to him, Caesar's.

English Revised Version
And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they brought it: and he saith to them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said to him, Cesar's.

Weymouth New Testament
They brought one; and He asked them, "Whose is this likeness and this inscription?" "Caesar's," they replied.

World English Bible
They brought it. He said to them, "Whose is this image and inscription?" They said to him, "Caesar's."

Young's Literal Translation
and they brought, and he saith to them, 'Whose is this image, and the inscription?' and they said to him, 'Caesar's;'
Study Bible
Paying Taxes to Caesar
15But Jesus saw through their hypocrisy and said, “Why are you testing Me? Bring Me a denarius to inspect.” 16So they brought it, and He asked them, “Whose likeness is this?” And whose inscription? “Caesar’s,” they answered. 17Then Jesus told them, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” And they marveled at Him.…
Cross References
Matthew 22:20
"Whose likeness is this," He asked, "and whose inscription?"

Mark 12:15
But Jesus saw through their hypocrisy and said, "Why are you testing Me? Bring Me a denarius to inspect."

Mark 12:17
Then Jesus told them, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's." And they marveled at Him.
Treasury of Scripture

And they brought it. And he said to them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said to him, Caesar's.

image.

Matthew 22:19-22 Show me the tribute money. And they brought to him a penny…

Luke 20:24-26 Show me a penny. Whose image and superscription has it? They answered …

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, …

Revelation 3:12 Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, …

(16) Superscription.--Better, inscription, as in Matthew 22:20.

And they brought it,.... The penny, which was a Roman one, and worth seven pence halfpenny of our money:

and he saith unto them, whose is this image, and superscription; for it had the head of an emperor upon it, very likely the image of the then reigning emperor Tiberius, and a superscription on it, expressing his name, and perhaps a motto along with it:

and they said unto him, Caesar's; one of the Roman emperors, Augustus, or Tiberius; most probably the latter; See Gill on Matthew 22:20, Matthew 22:21. 16. And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image—stamped upon the coin.

and superscription?—the words encircling it on the obverse side.

And they said unto him, Cæsar's.12:13-17 The enemies of Christ would be thought desirous to know their duty, when really they hoped that which soever side he took of the question, they might find occasion to accuse him. Nothing is more likely to insnare the followers of Christ, than bringing them to meddle with disputes about worldly politics. Jesus avoided the snare, by referring to the submission they had already made as a nation; and all that heard him, marvelled at the great wisdom of his answer. Many will praise the words of a sermon, who will not be commanded by the doctrines of it.
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