Bible: Luke 20:20-26

Paying Taxes to Caesar

20:20 Then 1  they watched him carefully and sent spies who pretended to be sincere. 2  They wanted to take advantage of what he might say 3  so that they could deliver him up to the authority and jurisdiction 4  of the governor. 20:21 Thus 5  they asked him, “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach correctly, 6  and show no partiality, but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. 7  20:22 Is it right 8  for us to pay the tribute tax 9  to Caesar 10  or not? 20:23 But Jesus 11  perceived their deceit 12  and said to them, 20:24 Show me a denarius. 13  Whose image 14  and inscription are on it?” 15  They said, “Caesar’s.” 20:25 So 16  he said to them, “Then give to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 17  20:26 Thus 18  they were unable in the presence of the people to trap 19  him with his own words. 20  And stunned 21  by his answer, they fell silent.

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