Paying Taxes to Caesar
And the chief priests and the scribes that very hour sought to lay hands on Him, but they feared the people - for they knew He had spoken this parable against them.
o 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.
Then they asked Him, saying, p "Teacher, we know that You say and teach rightly, and You do not show personal favoritism, but teach the way of God in truth:
"Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"
But He perceived their craftiness, and said to them, "Why do you test Me?
"Show Me a denarius. Whose image and inscription does it have?" They answered and said, "Caesar's."
And He said to them, q "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."
But they could not catch Him in His words in the presence of the people. And they marveled at His answer and kept silent.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Then the Pharisees went and plotted how they might entangle Him in His talk.
And they sent to Him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that You are true, and teach the way of God in truth; nor do You care about anyone, for You do not regard the person of men.
When they had come, they said to Him, "Teacher, we know that You are true, and care about no one; for You do not regard the person of men, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?
Matthew 17:24 - 27
When they had come to Capernaum, those who received the temple tax came to Peter and said, "Does your Teacher not pay the temple tax?
Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.
1 Peter 2:13 - 17
Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, whether to the king as supreme.