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

18 But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, “You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me? 19 Show me the coin used for paying the tax.” They brought him a denarius, 20 and he asked them, “Whose image is this? And whose inscription?”

21 “Caesar’s,” they replied.

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

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Footnotes

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

Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes;(A) if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

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