Matthew 22:15-22 ESV

Paying Taxes to Caesar

15 1Then the Pharisees went and plotted how 2to entangle him in his words.

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      16 And they sent 3their disciples to him, along with 4the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, 5we know that you are true and teach 6the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone's opinion, for 7you are not swayed by appearances.a

      References for Matthew 22:16

        • Ë 22:16 - Greek for you do not look at people's faces
          17 Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay 8taxes to 9Caesar, or not?"

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          18 But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, "Why 10put me to the test, you hypocrites?

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          19 Show me the coin for the tax." And they brought him a denarius.b

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            • Ì 22:19 - A denarius was a day's wage for a laborer
              20 And Jesus said to them, "Whose likeness and inscription is this?"
              21 They said, "Caesar's." Then he said to them, 11"Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."

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              22 When they heard it, they marveled. And they 12left him and went away.

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