And Jesus answering said unto them
Very wisely and pertinently,
render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's:
or "to the king, which are the king's", as the Arabic and Ethiopic versions render it:
and to God the things that are God's; (See Gill on Matthew 22:21);
and they marvelled at him;
at his wisdom and prudence in returning such an answer, which cut off all occasion against him.