When they came to Capernaum, those who collected1the atwo-drachma tax came to Peter and said, "Does your teacher not pay2the btwo-drachma tax?"
He said, "Yes." And when he came into the house, Jesusspoke to him first, saying, "What do you think, Simon ? From whom do the kings of the earthcollect3customsor4poll-tax, from their sonsor from strangers ?"26
When Peter said, "From strangers," Jesussaid 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 firstfish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will findea shekel. Take that and give it to them for you and Me."