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11 This was the Lord’s plan—
    and he[a] is wonderful for our eyes to behold!”[b]

12 Now, the chief priests, religious scholars, and leaders realized that Jesus’ parable was aimed at them. They had hoped to arrest him then and there, but they feared the reaction of the crowd, so they left him alone and went away.

Paying Taxes to Caesar

13 Then they sent a delegation of Pharisees, together with some staunch supporters of Herod, to entrap Jesus with his own words.

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  1. Mark 12:11 Or “it.”
  2. Mark 12:11 The Aramaic reads “This came from the presence of [next to] Lord Yahweh and is a marvel in our eyes.”