New American Standard Bible
"Show Me the coin used for the poll-tax." And they brought Him a denarius.
King James Bible
Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.
Darby Bible Translation
Shew me the money of the tribute. And they presented to him a denarius.
World English Bible
Show me the tax money." They brought to him a denarius.
Young's Literal Translation
show me the tribute-coin?' and they brought to him a denary;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The tribute-money - The money in which the tribute was paid.
This was a Roman coin. The tribute for the temple service was paid in the Jewish shekel; that for the Roman government in foreign coin. Their having that coin about them, and using it, was proof that they themselves held it lawful to pay the tribute; and their pretensions, therefore, were mere hypocrisy.
A penny - A Roman denarius, worth about 14 cents equals 7d (circa 1880's).
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He said, "Yes." And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth collect customs or poll-tax, from their sons or from strangers?"
"When he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius for the day, he sent them into his vineyard.
But Jesus perceived their malice, and said, "Why are you testing Me, you hypocrites?
And He said to them, "Whose likeness and inscription is this?"
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