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Matthew 17:24-26 (Lexham English Bible)

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Paying the Double Drachma Temple Tax

24 Now [when]a they arrived in Capernaum, the ones who collected the double drachma [tax]b came up to Peter and said, "Does your teacher not pay the double drachma [tax]?" 25 He said, "Yes." And [when he]c came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth collect tolls or taxes--from their own sons, or from foreigners?" 26 And [when he]d said, "From foreigners," Jesus said to him, "Then the sons are free. 27 But so that we do not give offense to them, go out to the sea, cast [a line with]e a hook, and take the first fish that comes up. And [when you]f open its mouth, you will find a four-drachma coin. Take that [and]g give [it]h to them for me and you."
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