Bible: Mark 12:13-17

Paying Taxes to Caesar

12:13 Then 1  they sent some of the Pharisees 2  and Herodians 3  to trap him with his own words. 4  12:14 When they came they said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are truthful and do not court anyone’s favor, because you show no partiality 5  but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. 6  Is it right 7  to pay taxes 8  to Caesar 9  or not? Should we pay or shouldn’t we? 12:15 But he saw through their hypocrisy and said 10  to them, “Why are you testing me? Bring me a denarius 11  and let me look at it.” 12:16 So 12  they brought one, and he said to them, “Whose image 13  is this, and whose inscription?” They replied, 14 Caesar’s.” 12:17 Then Jesus said to them, “Give to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 15  And they were utterly amazed at him.

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