Luke 20:19-26 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Tribute to Caesar
19 The scribes and the chief priests tried to lay hands on Him that very hour, and they feared the people; for they understood that He spoke this parable against them. 20 So they watched Him, and sent spies who [a]pretended to be righteous, in order that they might [b]catch Him in some statement, so that they could deliver Him to the rule and the authority of the governor. 21 They questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, we know that You speak and teach correctly, and You [c]are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth. 22 Is it [d]lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” 23 But He detected their trickery and said to them, 24 “Show Me a [e]denarius. Whose [f]likeness and inscription does it have?” They said, “Caesar’s.” 25 And He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 26 And they were unable to [g]catch Him in a saying in the presence of the people; and being amazed at His answer, they became silent.
Matthew 17:24-27 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The Tribute Money
24 When they came to Capernaum, those who collected the [a]two-drachma tax came to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the [b]two-drachma tax?” 25 He *said, “Yes.” And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth collect customs or poll-tax, from their sons or from strangers?” 26 When Peter said, “From strangers,” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are [c]exempt. 27 However, so that we do not [d]offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find [e]a shekel. Take that and give it to them for you and Me.”
Acts 5:27-29 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
27 When they had brought them, they stood them [a]before the Council. The high priest questioned them, 28 saying, “We gave you strict orders not to continue teaching in this name, and [b]yet, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.” 29 But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.
1 Timothy 2:1-4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
A Call to Prayer
2 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2 for kings and all who are in [a]authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and [b]dignity. 3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the [c]knowledge of the truth.
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