The scribes and the chiefpriests1tried to layhands on Him that veryhour, and they feared the people ; for they understood that He spokethisparableagainst them.
202So they watched Him, and sentspies who apretended to be righteous, in order3that they might bcatch Him in some statement, so that they could deliver Him to the rule and the authority of 4the governor.
They questioned Him, saying, "Teacher, we know that You speak and teachcorrectly, and You care not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth.
"Is it dlawful for us 5to paytaxes to Caesar, or not?"
But He detected their trickery and said to them,
24"Show Me a edenarius. Whoseflikeness and inscription does it have ?" They said, "Caesar's."
And He said to them, "Then6render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."26
And they were unable to g7catch Him in a saying in the presence of the people ; and beingamazed at His answer, they becamesilent.