Bible: Luke 20:19-26

20:19 Then 1  the experts in the law 2  and the chief priests wanted to arrest 3  him that very hour, because they realized he had told this parable against them. But 4  they were afraid of the people.

Paying Taxes to Caesar

20:20 Then 5  they watched him carefully and sent spies who pretended to be sincere. 6  They wanted to take advantage of what he might say 7  so that they could deliver him up to the authority and jurisdiction 8  of the governor. 20:21 Thus 9  they asked him, “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach correctly, 10  and show no partiality, but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. 11  20:22 Is it right 12  for us to pay the tribute tax 13  to Caesar 14  or not? 20:23 But Jesus 15  perceived their deceit 16  and said to them, 20:24 Show me a denarius. 17  Whose image 18  and inscription are on it?” 19  They said, “Caesar’s.” 20:25 So 20  he said to them, “Then give to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 21  20:26 Thus 22  they were unable in the presence of the people to trap 23  him with his own words. 24  And stunned 25  by his answer, they fell silent.

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