New Living Translation
Now tell us what you think about this: Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"
King James Bible
Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?
Darby Bible Translation
tell us therefore what thou thinkest: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?
World English Bible
Tell us therefore, what do you think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"
Young's Literal Translation
tell us, therefore, what dost thou think? is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?'
Matthew 22:17 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
22:17 Is it lawful to give tribute to Cesar? - If he had said, Yes, the Pharisees would have accused him to the people, as a betrayer of the liberties of his country. If he had said, No, the Herodians would have accused him to the Roman governor.
LibraryThe Wedding Garment
The parable may be discoursed upon under five heads. Here is an enemy at the feast; here is the king at the feast; that king becomes the judge at the feast; and hence the enemy becomes the criminal at the feast; and swiftly is removed by the executioner at the feast. I. We see in the text AN ENEMY AT THE FEAST. He came into the banquet when he was bidden, but he came only in appearance, he came not in heart. The banquet was intended for the honour of the son, but this man meant not so; he was willing …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
The Parable of the Wedding Feast
Making Light of Christ
The Beatific vision
"Yes, he does," Peter replied. Then he went into the house. But before he had a chance to speak, Jesus asked him, "What do you think, Peter? Do kings tax their own people or the people they have conquered?"
But Jesus knew their evil motives. "You hypocrites!" he said. "Why are you trying to trap me?
At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire.
It was now the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius, the Roman emperor. Pontius Pilate was governor over Judea; Herod Antipas was ruler over Galilee; his brother Philip was ruler over Iturea and Traconitis; Lysanias was ruler over Abilene.
Now tell us--is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"
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