Paying Taxes to Caesar15 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 faces17Tell 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 laborer20And 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.
Sadducees Ask About the Resurrection23The same day o Sadducees came to him, p who say that there is no resurrection, and they asked him a question, 24saying, “Teacher, Moses said q ‘If a man dies having no children, his brother must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother.’ 25Now there were seven brothers among us. The first married and died, and having no offspring left his wife to his brother. 26So too the second and third, down to the seventh. 27After them all, the woman died. 28In the resurrection, therefore, of the seven, whose wife will she be? For they all had her.” 29But Jesus answered them, “You are wrong r because you know neither the Scriptures nor s the power of God. 30For in the resurrection they neither t marry nor u are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 31And as for the resurrection of the dead v have you not read what was said to you by God: 32 w ‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not God of the dead, but of the living.”
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