Bible: Luke 20:20-36
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.
Marriage and the Resurrection
20:27 Now some Sadducees 22 (who contend that there is no resurrection) 23 came to him. 20:28 They asked him, 24 “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies leaving a wife but no children, that man 25 must marry 26 the widow and father children 27 for his brother. 28 20:29 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman 29 and died without children. 20:30 The second 30 20:31 and then the third married her, and in this same way all seven died, leaving no children. 20:32 Finally the woman died too. 20:33 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? 31 For all seven had married her.” 32
20:34 So 33 Jesus said to them, “The people of this age 34 marry and are given in marriage. 20:35 But those who are regarded as worthy to share in 35 that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. 36 20:36 In fact, they can no longer die, because they are equal to angels 37 and are sons of God, since they are 38 sons 39 of the resurrection.