10.13 Tax: To Pay or Not

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Sep 22 10.13 Pharisees went and planned to trap him in his words and so deliver him to the governor. They sent spies, as disciples along with Herodians, to Jesus saying, “Teacher, we know you are honest and teach Gods way truthfully and impartially, not fearing man. Give us your opinion? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar?”

Jesus knowing1 their evil plan, said, “Why are you testing me, hypocrites? Show me some tax money.” They brought him a coin and he asked,   “Whose image and inscription is this?” “Caesars,” they replied.

Jesus said, “Then, give to Caesar what is Caesars, and to God, what is Gods.” Hearing this, they marveled and went away silenced.2