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11 This was the Lord’s[a] doing,
    and it is amazing in our eyes’?”[b]

12 They were trying to arrest him but were afraid of the crowd. Realizing that he had spoken this parable against them, they left him alone and went away.

A Question about Paying Taxes(A)

13 Then they sent some Pharisees and some Herodians[c] to him, intending to trap him in what he said.

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  1. Mark 12:11 MT source citation reads Lord’s
  2. Mark 12:11 Cf. Ps 118:22-23
  3. Mark 12:13 I.e. Royal party sympathizers

11 the Lord has done this,
    and it is marvelous in our eyes’[a]?”(A)

12 Then the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders looked for a way to arrest him because they knew he had spoken the parable against them. But they were afraid of the crowd;(B) so they left him and went away.(C)

Paying the Imperial Tax to Caesar(D)

13 Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians(E) to Jesus to catch him(F) in his words.

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  1. Mark 12:11 Psalm 118:22,23