Matthew 17:24-27 CSB

Paying the Temple Tax

24 When they came to Capernaum, those who collected the double-drachma taxa approached Peter and said, "Doesn't your Teacher pay the double-drachma tax?"

References for Matthew 17:24

    • s 17:24 - Jewish men paid this tax to support the temple; Ex 30:11-16. A double-drachma could purchase 2 sheep.
      25 "Yes," he said. When he went into the house, Jesus spoke to him first,b "What do you think, Simon? Who do earthly kings collect tariffs or taxes from? From their sons or from strangers?" c

      References for Matthew 17:25

        • t 17:25 - Lit Jesus anticipated him by saying
        • u 17:25 - Or foreigners
          26 "From strangers," he said.d "Then the sons are free," Jesus told him.

          References for Matthew 17:26

            • v 17:26 - Other mss read Peter said to Him
              27 "But, so we won't offend them, go to the sea, cast in a fishhook, and catch the first fish that comes up. When you open its mouth you'll find a coin. e Take it and give it to them for Me and you."

              References for Matthew 17:27

                • w 17:27 - Gk stater, worth 2 double-drachmas