He said: Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying: What is thy opinion, Simon? The kings of the earth, of whom do they receive tribute or custom? of their own children, or of strangers?
When ·Jesus and his followers [L they] came to Capernaum, the men who collected the ·Temple tax [L two-drachma; C the annual tax paid to support the Temple (Ex. 30:13–16)] came to Peter. They asked, “Does your teacher pay the ·Temple tax [L two-drachma]?”
Then Jesus and His disciples went toward Capernaum, and when they arrived there, some people who had collected the two-drachma tax that went for the upkeep of the temple came up to Peter. Temple Tax Collectors: Does your Teacher not pay the temple tax?
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