Paying Taxes to Caesar13 a And they sent to him some of b the Pharisees and some of c the Herodians, to d trap him in his talk. 14And they came and said to him, “Teacher e we know that you are true and do not care about anyone’s opinion. For f you are not swayed by appearances ▼
▼Greek you do not look at people’s facesbut truly teach h the way of God. Is it lawful to pay i taxes to j Caesar, or not? Should we pay them, or should we not?” 15But, knowing k their hypocrisy, he said to them, “Why l put me to the test? Bring me m a denarius ▼
▼A denarius was a day’s wage for a laborerand let me look at it.” 16And they brought one. And he said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” They said to him, “Caesar’s.” 17Jesus said to them, o “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they marveled at him.
The Sadducees Ask About the Resurrection18And p Sadducees came to him q who say that there is no resurrection. And they asked him a question, saying, 19“Teacher, Moses wrote for us that r if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife, but leaves no child, the man ▼
▼Greek his brothermust take the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. 20There were seven brothers; the first took a wife, and when he died left no offspring. 21And the second took her, and died, leaving no offspring. And the third likewise. 22And the seven left no offspring. Last of all the woman also died. 23In the resurrection, when they rise again, whose wife will she be? For the seven had her as wife.” 24Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are wrong, because t you know neither the Scriptures nor u the power of God? 25For when they rise from the dead, they neither v marry nor w are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 26And as for the dead being raised x have you not read in y the book of Moses, in z the passage about the bush, how God spoke to him, saying aa ‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? 27He is not God of the dead, but of the living. You are quite wrong.”
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