Then the Pharisees went and plotted together how they might trap Him in what He said. 16
And they sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any. 17
Tell us then, what do You think? Is it lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not? 18
But 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. 20
And He said to them, Whose likeness and inscription is this? 21
They said to Him, Caesars. Then He said to them, Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesars; and to God the things that are Gods. 22
And hearing this,
they were amazed, and leaving Him, they went away.
Then they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Him in order to trap Him in a statement. 14
They came and said to Him, Teacher, we know that You are truthful and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to pay a poll-tax to Caesar, or not? 15
Shall we pay or shall we not pay? But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, Why are you testing Me? Bring Me a denarius to look at. 16
They brought one.
And He said to them, Whose likeness and inscription is this? And they said to Him, Caesars. 17
And Jesus said to them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesars, and to God the things that are Gods. And they were amazed at Him.
So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, in order that they might catch Him in some statement, so that they could
deliver Him to the rule and the authority of the governor. 21
They questioned Him, saying, Teacher, we know that You speak and teach correctly, and You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth. 22
Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? 23
But He detected their trickery and said to them, 24
Show Me a denarius. Whose likeness and inscription does it have? They said, Caesars. 25
And He said to them, Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesars, and to God the things that are Gods. 26
And they were unable to catch Him in a saying in the presence of the people; and being amazed at His answer, they became silent.
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