Now tell us -- is it right to pay taxes to the Roman government or not?"
He saw through their trickery and said,
24"Show me a Roman coin. a Whose picture and title are stamped on it?" "Caesar's," they replied.
25"Well then," he said, "give to Caesar what belongs to him. But everything that belongs to God must be given to God." 26
So they failed to trap him in the presence of the people. Instead, they were amazed by his answer, and they were silenced.
Then some Sadducees stepped forward -- a group of Jews who say there is no resurrection after death.
They posed this question: "Teacher, Moses gave us a law that if a man dies, leaving a wife but no children, his brother should marry the widow and have a child who will be the brother's heir. b29
Well, there were seven brothers. The oldest married and then died without children.
His brother married the widow, but he also died. Still no children.
And so it went, one after the other, until each of the seven had married her and died, leaving no children.
Finally, the woman died, too.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)