Conflict with Pharisees and Herodians
15 jThen the Pharisees went and plotted how they might entangle Him in His talk. 16 And they sent to Him their disciples with the kHerodians, 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 3regard the person of men. 17 Tell us, therefore, what do You think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?”
18 But Jesus 4perceived their wickedness, and said, “Why do you test Me, you hypocrites? 19 Show Me the tax money.”
So they brought Him a denarius.
20 And He said to them, “Whose image and inscription is this?”
21 They said to Him, “Caesar’s.”
And He said to them, l“Render 5therefore to Caesar the things that are mCaesar’s, and to God the things that are nGod’s.” 22 When they had heard these words, they marveled, and left Him and went their way.
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