Bible: Matthew 22:15-22
Paying Taxes to Caesar
22:15 Then the Pharisees 1 went out and planned together to entrap him with his own words. 2 22:16 They sent to him their disciples along with the Herodians, 3 saying, “Teacher, we know that you are truthful, and teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. 4 You do not court anyone’s favor because you show no partiality. 5 22:17 Tell us then, what do you think? Is it right 6 to pay taxes 7 to Caesar 8 or not?”
22:18 But Jesus realized their evil intentions and said, “Hypocrites! Why are you testing me? 22:19 Show me the coin used for the tax.” So 9 they brought him a denarius. 10 22:20 Jesus 11 said to them, “Whose image 12 is this, and whose inscription?” 22:21 They replied, 13 “Caesar’s.” He said to them, 14 “Then give to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 15 22:22 Now when they heard this they were stunned, 16 and they left him and went away.