Parallel Bible results for Matthew 17:22-26

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Matthew 17:22-26

MSG 23 They will murder him - and three days later he will be raised alive." The disciples felt terrible. NIV 23 They will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised to life." And the disciples were filled with grief. MSG 24 When they arrived at Capernaum, the tax men came to Peter and asked, "Does your teacher pay taxes?" NIV 24 After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax came to Peter and asked, "Doesn't your teacher pay the temple tax ?" MSG 25 Peter said, "Of course." But as soon as they were in the house, Jesus confronted him. "Simon, what do you think? When a king levies taxes, who pays - his children or his subjects?" NIV 25 "Yes, he does," he replied. When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. "What do you think, Simon?" he asked. "From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes--from their own sons or from others?" MSG 26 He answered, “His subjects.” Jesus said, “Then the children get off free, right? NIV 26 "From others," Peter answered. "Then the sons are exempt," Jesus said to him. MSG 27 But so we don't upset them needlessly, go down to the lake, cast a hook, and pull in the first fish that bites. Open its mouth and you'll find a coin. Take it and give it to the tax men. It will be enough for both of us." NIV 27 "But so that we may not offend them, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours."