So they watched him and sent spies who pretended to be honest, in order to trap him by what he said, so as to hand him over to the jurisdiction and authority of the governor.
So they asked him, "Teacher, we know that you are right in what you say and teach, and you show deference to no one, but teach the way of God in accordance with truth.
Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?"
But he perceived their craftiness and said to them,
"Show me a denarius. Whose head and whose title does it bear?" They said, "The emperor's."
He said to them, "Then give to the emperor the things that are the emperor's, and to God the things that are God's."
And they were not able in the presence of the people to trap him by what he said; and being amazed by his answer, they became silent.
Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to him
and asked him a question, "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother.
Now there were seven brothers; the first married, and died childless;
then the second