The Pharisees: Is It Lawful to Pay Taxes to Caesar?(A)

13 (B)Then they sent to Him some of the Pharisees and the Herodians, to catch Him in His words. 14 When they had come, they said to Him, “Teacher, we know that You are true, and [a]care about no one; for You do not [b]regard the person of men, but teach the (C)way of God in truth. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? 15 Shall we pay, or shall we not pay?”

But He, knowing their (D)hypocrisy, said to them, “Why do you test Me? Bring Me a denarius that I may see it. 16 So they brought it.

And He said to them, “Whose image and inscription is this?” They said to Him, “Caesar’s.”

17 And Jesus answered and said to them, [c]“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to (E)God the things that are God’s.”

And they marveled at Him.

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 12:14 Court no man’s favor
  2. Mark 12:14 Lit. look at the face of men
  3. Mark 12:17 Pay

38 (A)And an inscription also was [a]written over Him in letters of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew:

THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 23:38 NU omits written and in letters of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew

17 (A)Repay no one evil for evil. (B)Have[a] regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, (C)live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, (D)do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, (E)“Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 Therefore

(F)“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he is thirsty, give him a drink;
For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but (G)overcome evil with good.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 12:17 Or Provide good

39 (A)but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it—lest you even be found (B)to fight against God.”

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Graces of the Heirs of Grace

Remind them (A)to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, (B)to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men.

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For it is the God (A)who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has (B)shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Cast Down but Unconquered

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, (C)that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.

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Pray for All Men

Therefore I [a]exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, (A)for kings and (B)all who are in [b]authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and [c]reverence. For this is (C)good and acceptable in the sight (D)of God our Savior, (E)who desires all men to be saved (F)and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (G)For there is one God and (H)one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Timothy 2:1 encourage
  2. 1 Timothy 2:2 a prominent place
  3. 1 Timothy 2:2 dignity