Paying Taxes to Caesar

Mark 12

13 f Then they sent to Him some of the Pharisees and the Herodians, to catch Him in His words. 14 When they had come, they said to Him, "Teacher, we know that You are true, and 1 care about no one; for You do not 2 regard the person of men, but teach the g way of God in truth. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? 15 "Shall we pay, or shall we not pay?" But He, knowing their h hypocrisy, said to them, "Why do you test Me? Bring Me a denarius that I may see it." 16 So they brought it. And He said to them, "Whose image and inscription is this?" They said to Him, "Caesar's." 17 And Jesus answered and said to them, 3 "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to i God the things that are God's." And they marveled at Him.

  1. Cross References
    Matthew 22:15 - 22
    Then the Pharisees went and plotted how they might entangle Him in His talk.
    Luke 20:20 - 26
    So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, that they might seize on His words, in order to deliver Him to the power and the authority of the governor.
  2. Cross References
    Acts 18:26
    So he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.
  3. Cross References
    Matthew 23:28
    Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
    Luke 12:1
    In the meantime, when an innumerable multitude of people had gathered together, so that they trampled one another, He began to say to His disciples first of all, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
  4. Cross References
    Ecclesiastes 5:4
    When you make a vow to God, do not delay to pay it; For He has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you have vowed -
    Ecclesiastes 5:5
    Better not to vow than to vow and not pay.
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