Matthew 22:15-22

Question about taxes

15 Then the Pharisees met together to find a way to trap Jesus in his words.
16 They sent their disciples, along with the supporters of Herod, to him. "Teacher," they said, "we know that you are genuine and that you teach God's way as it really is. We know that you are not swayed by people's opinions, because you don't show favoritism.
17 So tell us what you think: Does the Law allow people to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"
18 Knowing their evil motives, Jesus replied, " Why do you test me, you hypocrites?
19 Show me the coin used to pay the tax." And they brought him a denarion.
20 " Whose image and inscription is this?" he asked.
21 "Caesar's," they replied. Then he said, " Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God."
22 When they heard this they were astonished, and they departed.

Matthew 22:15-22 In-Context

13 Then the king said to his servants, ‘Tie his hands and feet and throw him out into the farthest darkness. People there will be weeping and grinding their teeth.'
14 "Many people are invited, but few people are chosen."
15 Then the Pharisees met together to find a way to trap Jesus in his words.
16 They sent their disciples, along with the supporters of Herod, to him. "Teacher," they said, "we know that you are genuine and that you teach God's way as it really is. We know that you are not swayed by people's opinions, because you don't show favoritism.
17 So tell us what you think: Does the Law allow people to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"
18 Knowing their evil motives, Jesus replied, "Why do you test me, you hypocrites?
19 Show me the coin used to pay the tax." And they brought him a denarion.
20 "Whose image and inscription is this?" he asked.
21 "Caesar's," they replied. Then he said, "Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God."
22 When they heard this they were astonished, and they departed.
23 That same day Sadducees, who deny that there is a resurrection, came to Jesus.
24 They asked, "Teacher, Moses said, If a man who doesn't have children dies, his brother must marry his wife and produce children for his brother.
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