25 “Yes, he does,” he replied.

When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. “What do you think, Simon?” he asked. “From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes(A)—from their own children or from others?”

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17 Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay the imperial tax[a](A) to Caesar or not?”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 22:17 A special tax levied on subject peoples, not on Roman citizens

21 “Caesar’s,” they replied.

Then he said to them, “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s,(A) and to God what is God’s.”

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And they began to accuse him, saying, “We have found this man subverting our nation.(A) He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar(B) and claims to be Messiah, a king.”(C)

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