Luke 20:26

26 So they failed to trap him by what he said in front of the people. Instead, they were amazed by his answer, and 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 Roman coin. Whose picture and title are stamped on it?” “Caesar’s,” they replied.
25 “Well then,” he said, “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.”
26 So they failed to trap him by what he said in front of the people. Instead, they were amazed by his answer, and they became silent.
27 Then Jesus was approached by some Sadducees—religious leaders who say there is no resurrection from the dead.
28 They posed this question: “Teacher, Moses gave us a law that if a man dies, leaving a wife but no children, his brother should marry the widow and have a child who will carry on the brother’s name.