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Matthew 17:22-27 (New American Standard)

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22 1And while they were gathering together in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is going to be adelivered into the hands of men; 23 and 2they will kill Him, and He will be raised on the third day." And they were deeply grieved.

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24 When they came to Capernaum, those who collected 3the btwo-drachma tax came to Peter and said, "Does your teacher not pay 4the ctwo-drachma tax?" 25 He said, "Yes." And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth collect 5customs or 6poll-tax, from their sons or from strangers?" 26 When Peter said, "From strangers," Jesus said to him, "Then the sons are dexempt. 27 "However, so that we do not e7offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find fa shekel. Take that and give it to them for you and Me."
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