When they realized that he had told this parable against them, they wanted to arrest him, but they feared the crowd. So they left him and went away.
Then they sent to him some Pharisees and some Herodians to trap him in what he said.
And they came and said to him, "Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality, but teach the way of God in accordance with truth. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?
Should we pay them, or should we not?" But knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them, "Why are you putting me to the test? Bring me a denarius and let me see it."
And they brought one. Then he said to them, "Whose head is this, and whose title?" They answered, "The emperor's."
Jesus said to them, "Give to the emperor the things that are the emperor's, and to God the things that are God's." And they were utterly amazed at him.
Some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him and asked him a question, saying,
"Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies, leaving a wife but no child, the man shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother.
There were seven brothers; the first married and, when he died, left no children;
and the second married the widow and died, leaving no children; and the third likewise;
none of the seven left children. Last of all the woman herself died.