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Exodus 38:26 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

26 2⁄5 of an ounce[a] per man, that is, half a shekel according to the sanctuary shekel, from everyone 20 years old or more who had crossed over to the registered group, 603,550 men.

Footnotes:

  1. Exodus 38:26 Lit a beka

Numbers 3:47 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

47 collect five shekels for each person, according to the standard sanctuary shekel—20 gerahs to the shekel.

Matthew 17:24 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Paying the Temple Tax

24 When they came to Capernaum, those who collected the double-drachma tax[a] approached Peter and said, “Doesn’t your Teacher pay the double-drachma tax?”

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 17:24 Jewish men paid this tax to support the temple; Ex 30:11-16. A double-drachma could purchase 2 sheep.
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