Luke 20:20-26 LEB

Paying Taxes to Caesar

20 And they watched [him]a closely [and]b sent spies who pretended they were upright, in order that they could catch him in a statement, so that they could hand him over to the authority and the jurisdiction of the governor.

References for Luke 20:20

    • ̏ 20:20 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
    • ̐ 20:20 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("watched closely") has been translated as a finite verb
      21 And they asked him, saying, "Teacher, we know that you speak and teach rightly, and do not {show partiality},c but teach the way of God in truth.

      References for Luke 20:21

        • ̑ 20:21 - Literally "receive face"
          22 Is it permitted [for] us to pay taxesd to Caesar or not?"

          References for Luke 20:22

            • ̒ 20:22 - Or "the tribute tax"
              23 But seeing through their craftiness, he said to them,
              24 "Show me a denarius! Whose image and inscription does it have?" And they answered [and]e said,f "Caesar's."

              References for Luke 20:24

                • ̓ 20:24 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("answered") has been translated as a finite verb
                • ̔ 20:24 - Some manuscripts have "And they said"
                  25 So he said to them, "Well then, give to Caesar the things of Caesar, and to God the things of God!"
                  26 And they were not able to catch [him]gh in a statement in the sight of the people, and astonished at his answer, they became silent.

                  References for Luke 20:26

                    • ̕ 20:26 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
                    • ̖ 20:26 - Some manuscripts explicitly state "him"