20 (A)So they (B)watched him and sent spies, who (C)pretended to be sincere, that they might (D)catch him in something he said, so as to deliver him up to the authority and jurisdiction of (E)the governor. 21 So they asked him, “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach rightly, and (F)show no partiality,[a] but truly teach (G)the way of God. 22 Is it lawful for us to give (H)tribute to (I)Caesar, or not?” 23 But he perceived their (J)craftiness, and said to them, 24 “Show me (K)a denarius.[b] Whose likeness and inscription does it have?” They said, “Caesar's.” 25 He said to them, “Then (L)render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.” 26 And they were not able in the presence of the people (M)to catch him in what he said, but marveling at his answer they became silent.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 20:21 Greek and do not receive a face
  2. Luke 20:24 A denarius was a day's wage for a laborer

15 He who (A)justifies the wicked and he who (B)condemns the righteous
    are both alike an abomination to the Lord.
16 Why should a fool have money in his hand (C)to buy wisdom
    when he has no sense?
17 (D)A friend loves at all times,
    and a brother is born for adversity.
18 One who lacks sense gives a pledge
    and puts up security in the presence of his neighbor.
19 Whoever loves transgression loves strife;
    he who (E)makes his door high seeks destruction.
20 (F)A man of crooked heart does not discover good,
    and one with a dishonest tongue falls into calamity.
21 He who (G)sires a fool gets himself sorrow,
    and the father of a fool has no joy.
22 (H)A joyful heart is good medicine,
    but a crushed spirit (I)dries up the bones.
23 The wicked accepts (J)a bribe in secret[a]
    to (K)pervert the ways of justice.
24 (L)The discerning sets his face toward wisdom,
    but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
25 (M)A foolish son is a grief to his father
    (N)and bitterness to (O)her who bore him.
26 (P)To impose a fine on a righteous man is not good,
    nor to strike the noble for their uprightness.
27 Whoever (Q)restrains his words has knowledge,
    and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
28 Even a fool (R)who keeps silent is considered wise;
    when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 17:23 Hebrew a bribe from the bosom

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