A judge or a divider (krithn h meristhn). Jesus repudiates the position of judge or arbiter in this family fuss. The language reminds one of Exodus 2:14 . Jesus is rendering unto Caesar the things of Caesar ( Luke 20:25 ) and shows that his kingdom is not of this world ( John 18:36 ). The word for divider or arbiter (meristh) is a late word from merizomai (verse John 13 ) and occurs here only in the N.T.