Matthew 22:18
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New International Version
But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, "You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me?

New Living Translation
But Jesus knew their evil motives. "You hypocrites!" he said. "Why are you trying to trap me?

English Standard Version
But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why put me to the test, you hypocrites?

New American Standard Bible
But Jesus perceived their malice, and said, "Why are you testing Me, you hypocrites?

King James Bible
But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But perceiving their malice, Jesus said, "Why are you testing Me, hypocrites?

International Standard Version
Recognizing their wickedness, Jesus asked, "Why are you testing me, you hypocrites?

NET Bible
But Jesus realized their evil intentions and said, "Hypocrites! Why are you testing me?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua knew their evil and he said, “Why are you testing me, you accepters of persons?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus recognized their evil plan, so he asked, "Why do you test me, you hypocrites?

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Jesus perceived their wickedness and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?

King James 2000 Bible
But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why test me, you hypocrites?

American King James Version
But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt you me, you hypocrites?

American Standard Version
But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why make ye trial of me, ye hypocrites?

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Jesus knowing their wickedness, said: Why do you tempt me, ye hypocrites?

Darby Bible Translation
But Jesus, knowing their wickedness, said, Why tempt ye me, hypocrites?

English Revised Version
But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?

Webster's Bible Translation
But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?

Weymouth New Testament
Perceiving their wickedness, Jesus replied, "Why are you hypocrites trying to ensnare me?

World English Bible
But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, "Why do you test me, you hypocrites?

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus having known their wickedness, said, 'Why me do ye tempt, hypocrites?
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

22:15-22 The Pharisees sent their disciples with the Herodians, a party among the Jews, who were for full subjection to the Roman emperor. Though opposed to each other, they joined against Christ. What they said of Christ was right; whether they knew it or not, blessed be God we know it. Jesus Christ was a faithful Teacher, and a bold reprover. Christ saw their wickedness. Whatever mask the hypocrite puts on, our Lord Jesus sees through it. Christ did not interpose as a judge in matters of this nature, for his kingdom is not of this world, but he enjoins peaceable subjection to the powers that be. His adversaries were reproved, and his disciples were taught that the Christian religion is no enemy to civil government. Christ is, and will be, the wonder, not only of his friends, but of his enemies. They admire his wisdom, but will not be guided by it; his power, but will not submit to it.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 18. - Wickedness. The malice and hypocrisy which prompted the inquiry. Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? They were hypocrites because they falsely assumed the guise of conscientious men, who had no sinister motive, and desired merely to hear the decision of a much-esteemed Rabbi. Christ's words proved in a moment that he saw through them, understood the meaning of the temptation to which they had subjected him - how they were trying to involve him in a political difficulty, from which they deemed no escape was possible. The character which they had fiatteringly. given to Jesus (ver. 16) he here fully responds to.



Matthew 22:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
Paying Taxes to Caesar
17"Tell us then, what do You think? Is it lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?" 18But Jesus perceived their malice, and said, "Why are you testing Me, you hypocrites? 19"Show Me the coin used for the poll-tax." And they brought Him a denarius.…
Cross References
Matthew 12:15
Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill.

Matthew 22:17
Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not?"

Matthew 22:19
Show me the coin used for paying the tax." They brought him a denarius,

John 8:6
They were using this question as a trap,in order to have a basis for accusing him. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger.
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But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt you me, you hypocrites?

perceived.

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Luke 9:47 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and …

Luke 20:23 But he perceived their craftiness, and said to them, Why tempt you me?

John 2:25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall …

Why.

Matthew 16:1-4 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired …

Matthew 19:3 The Pharisees also came to him, tempting him, and saying to him, …

Mark 12:5 And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; …

Luke 10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, …

John 8:6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. …

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