Matthew 22:17
Strong's Lexicon
So
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

tell
εἰπὸν (eipon)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

us
ἡμῖν (hēmin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

what
τί (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

You
σοι (soi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

think.
δοκεῖ (dokei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1380: A prolonged form of a primary verb, doko dok'-o of the same meaning; to think; by implication, to seem.

Is it lawful
ἔξεστιν (exestin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1832: It is permitted, lawful, possible.

to pay
δοῦναι (dounai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

taxes
κῆνσον (kēnson)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2778: A poll-tax. Of Latin origin; properly, an enrollment, i.e. a tax.

to Caesar,
Καίσαρι (Kaisari)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2541: Of Latin origin; Caesar, a title of the Roman emperor.

or
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

not ?
οὔ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Tell us, therefore, what You think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not? ”

New American Standard Bible
"Tell us then, what do You think? Is it lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?"

King James Bible
Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not?"

New Living Translation
Now tell us what you think about this: Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"

English Standard Version
Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?”

New American Standard Bible
"Tell us then, what do You think? Is it lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?"

King James Bible
Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Tell us, therefore, what You think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"

International Standard Version
So tell us what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"

NET Bible
Tell us then, what do you think? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"

American Standard Version
Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

English Revised Version
Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

Young's Literal Translation
tell us, therefore, what dost thou think? is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?'






Cross References
Matthew 17:25
He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?

Matthew 22:18
But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?

Luke 2:1
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

Luke 3:1
Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,

Luke 20:22
Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no?

Matthew 1:1
The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

Matthew 22:16
And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.

Matthew 22:15
Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.

Matthew 22:14
For many are called, but few are chosen.

Matthew 22:19
Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.

Matthew 22:20
And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
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