New Living Translation
"What should we do?" asked some soldiers. John replied, "Don't extort money or make false accusations. And be content with your pay."
King James Bible
And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.
Darby Bible Translation
And persons engaged in military service also asked him saying, And we, what should we do? And he said to them, Oppress no one, nor accuse falsely, and be satisfied with your pay.
World English Bible
Soldiers also asked him, saying, "What about us? What must we do?" He said to them, "Extort from no one by violence, neither accuse anyone wrongfully. Be content with your wages."
Young's Literal Translation
And questioning him also were those warring, saying, 'And we, what shall we do?' and he said unto them, 'Do violence to no one, nor accuse falsely, and be content with your wages.'
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LibraryAppendix vii. On the Date of the Nativity of Our Lord
So much, that is generally accessible, has of late been written on this subject, and such accord exists on the general question, that only the briefest statement seems requisite in this place, the space at our command being necessarily reserved for subjects which have either not been treated of by previous writers, or in a manner or form that seemed to make a fresh investigation desirable. At the outset it must be admitted, that absolute certainty is impossible as to the exact date of Christ's Nativity …
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah
Fate of the Enemies of Jesus.
Jesus at Capernaum.
The Distinction of the Holy Spirit from the Father and from his Son, Jesus Christ.
"You must not testify falsely against your neighbor.
"You must not pass along false rumors. You must not cooperate with evil people by lying on the witness stand.
The crowds asked, "What should we do?"
He replied, "Collect no more taxes than the government requires."
Meanwhile, Zacchaeus stood before the Lord and said, "I will give half my wealth to the poor, Lord, and if I have cheated people on their taxes, I will give them back four times as much!"
Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have.
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