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Matthew 17:24-27 (New American Standard)

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The Tribute Money

24 When they came to Capernaum, those who collected 1the atwo-drachma tax came to Peter and said, "Does your teacher not pay 2the btwo-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 3customs or 4poll-tax, from their sons or from strangers?" 26 When Peter said, "From strangers," Jesus said to him, "Then the sons are cexempt. 27 "However, so that we do not d5offend 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 ea shekel. Take that and give it to them for you and Me."
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