Luke 20:26

26 They were not able to catch Him in what He said[a] in public,[b] and being amazed at His answer, they became silent.

Luke 20:26 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 20:26

And they could not take hold of his words before the
people
Which was what they wanted; that if he had dropped any seditious and treasonable expressions against the government, they might be witnesses against him; or if he had not vindicated the liberties of the people, and the rights of the Jewish nation, these might be exasperated against him, and leave him:

and they marvelled at his answer;
which was so formed, as to give them no handle against him either way:

and held their peace;
they were silenced, and had nothing to say to him, nor against him, but left him, and went their way.

Luke 20:26 In-Context

24 "Show Me a denarius. Whose image and inscription does it have?" "Caesar's," they said.
25 "Well then," He told them, "give back to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's."
26 They were not able to catch Him in what He said in public, and being amazed at His answer, they became silent.
27 Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came up and questioned Him:
28 "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother has a wife, and dies childless, his brother should take the wife and produce offspring for his brother.

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Lit catch Him in [a] word
  • [b]. Lit in front of the people