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Matthew 22:15–22

Tribute to Caesar

15 aThen the Pharisees went and 1plotted together how they might trap Him 2in what He said.

16 And they * sent their disciples to Him, along with the aHerodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and 1defer to no one; for You are not partial to any.

17 “Tell us then, what do You think? Is it 1lawful to give a apoll-tax to bCaesar, or not?”

18 But Jesus perceived their 1malice, and said, Why are you testing Me, you hypocrites?

19 Show Me the acoin used for the poll-tax.” And they brought Him a 1denarius.

20 And He * said to them, Whose likeness and inscription is this?”

21 They * said to Him, “Caesar’s.” Then He * said to them, aThen render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s.”

22 And hearing this, they were amazed, and aleaving Him, they went away.

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