New International Version
and he asked them, "Whose image is this? And whose inscription?"
King James Bible
And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
Darby Bible Translation
And he says to them, Whose [is] this image and superscription?
World English Bible
He asked them, "Whose is this image and inscription?"
Young's Literal Translation
and he saith to them, 'Whose is this image and the inscription?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Whose is this image and superscription? - He knew well enough whose they were; but he showed the excellency of his wisdom, 3dly, in making them answer to their own confusion. They came to ensnare our Lord in his discourse, and now they are ensnared in their own. He who digs a pit for his neighbor ordinarily falls into it himself.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
superscription. or, inscription.
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.
Show me the coin used for paying the tax." They brought him a denarius,
"Caesar's," they replied. Then he said to them, "So give back to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's."
They brought the coin, and he asked them, "Whose image is this? And whose inscription?" "Caesar's," they replied.
"Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription are on it?" "Caesar's," they replied.
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