New Living Translation
When they handed it to him, he asked, "Whose picture and title are stamped on it?" "Caesar's," they replied.
King James Bible
And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's.
Darby Bible Translation
And they brought it. And he says to them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said to him, Caesar's.
World English Bible
They brought it. He said to them, "Whose is this image and inscription?" They said to him, "Caesar's."
Young's Literal Translation
and they brought, and he saith to them, 'Whose is this image, and the inscription?' and they said to him, 'Caesar's;'
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It strikes me that this scribe was half-hearted in the work of tempting our Lord, even at the first. I should imagine him to have been a very superior man amongst his fellows, a man of greater light and discernment than the rest, and of greater ability in statement and discussion. Possibly for this cause his brother scribes selected him, and put him forward to ask the testing questions. Now, it will sometimes happen that a man is thrust forward by others to do what he would never have thought of …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 26: 1880
The First and Great Commandment
Woes on the Pharisees
he asked, "Whose picture and title are stamped on it?"
Should we pay them, or shouldn't we?" Jesus saw through their hypocrisy and said, "Why are you trying to trap me? Show me a Roman coin, and I'll tell you."
"Well, then," Jesus said, "give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God." His reply completely amazed them.
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