Luke 20:24

Overview - Luke 20
Christ avouches his authority by a question of John's baptism.
The parable of the vineyard.
19 Of giving tribute to Caesar.
27 He convinces the Sadducees, that denied the resurrection.
41 How Christ is the Son of David.
45 He warns his disciples to beware of the scribes.
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Luke 20:24  (King James Version)
Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Caesar's.

a penny See
Matthew 18:28 ; 20:2

This was the head of the emperor; the superscription his titles. Julius Csar was the first who caused his image to be struck on the Roman coin; and Tiberius was emperor at this time. This therefore was a denarius of Csar, [dinarah kesar-anah,] as it is termed in the Talmud; and consequently this was respecting the tribute required by the Roman government.

22 ; 2:1 3:1 23:2 Acts 11:28 ; 25:8-12 26:32 Philippians 4:22