As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men,
and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day." And they were greatly distressed.
When they came to Caper'na-um, the collectors of the half-shekel tax went up to Peter and said, "Does not your teacher pay the tax?"
He said, "Yes." And when he came home, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tribute? From their sons or from others?"
And when he said, "From others," Jesus said to him, "Then the sons are free.
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