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.