Matthew 22:15-22New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Tribute to Caesar
15 Then the Pharisees went and [a]plotted together how they might trap Him [b]in what He said.16 And they *sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and [c]defer to no one; for You are not partial to any.17 Tell us then, what do You think? Is it [d]lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?”18 But Jesus perceived their [e]malice, and said, “Why are you testing Me, you hypocrites?19 Show Me the coin used for the poll-tax.” And they brought Him a [f]denarius.20 And He *said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?”21 They *said to Him, “Caesar’s.” Then He *said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s.”22 And hearing this, they were amazed, and leaving Him, they went away.
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