New International Version
Show me the coin used for paying the tax." 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They brought unto him a penny - A denarius: probably the ordinary capitation tax, though the poll tax in the law, Exodus 30:13, Exodus 30:14, was half a shekel, about twice as much as the denarius. The Roman denarius had the emperor's image with a proper legend stamped on one side of it. It was not therefore the sacred shekel which was to be paid for the repairs of the temple which was now demanded, but the regular tribute required by the Roman government.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
a penny. 'In value sevenpence halfpenny.'
LibrarySacrifice to Caesar or to God
Eversley, 1869. Chester Cathedral, 1872. Matthew xxii. 21. "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's." Many a sermon has been preached, and many a pamphlet written, on this text, and (as too often has happened to Holy Scripture), it has been made to mean the most opposite doctrines, and twisted in every direction, to suit men's opinions and superstitions. Some have found in it a command to obey tyrants, invaders, any and every government, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
On the Same Words of the Gospel, Matt. xxii. 42
The Heavenly Banquet.
Profession and Practice.
"Yes, he does," he replied. When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. "What do you think, Simon?" he asked. "From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes--from their own children or from others?"
He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard.
But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, "You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me?
and he asked them, "Whose image is this? And whose inscription?"
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