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Mark 12:13–17

Jesus Answers the Pharisees, Sadducees and Scribes

13 aThen they * sent some of the Pharisees and bHerodians to Him in order to ctrap Him in a statement.

14 They * came and * said to Him, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and 1defer to no one; for You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it 2lawful to pay a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?

15 “Shall we pay or shall we not pay?” But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, Why are you testing Me? Bring Me a 1denarius to look at.”

16 They brought one. And He * said to them, Whose likeness and inscription is this?” And they said to Him, “Caesar’s.”

17 And Jesus said to them, aRender to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they 1were amazed at Him.

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