Matthew 22:15-22

Paying Taxes to Caesar

15 a  Then the Pharisees went and plotted how b  to entangle him in his words. 16And they sent c  their disciples to him, along with d  the Herodians, saying, “Teacher e  we know that you are true and teach f  the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone’s opinion, for g  you are not swayed by appearances.
Greek for you do not look at people’s faces
17Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay i  taxes to j  Caesar, or not?” 18But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, Why k  put me to the test, you hypocrites? 19Show me the coin for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius.
A  denarius was a day’s wage for a laborer
20And Jesus said to them, Whose likeness and inscription is this?” 21They said, “Caesar’s.” Then he said to them, m  Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 22When they heard it, they marveled. And they n  left him and went away.

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