(2) By the Disciples of the Pharisees and the Herodians
concerning Giving Tribute to Caesar
15 aThen the 1Pharisees went and took bcounsel how they might ensnare Him in His cwords.
16 And they sent to Him their disciples with the 1aHerodians, saying, Teacher, we know that You are true and that You teach the way of God in truth and 2do not fear anyone, for You do not 3regard the bperson of men.
17 Tell us therefore, What do You think? 1Is it lawful to give tribute to aCaesar, or not?
18 But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, Why do you atempt Me, 1hypocrites?
19 1Show Me the coin for the tribute. And they brought to Him a 2denarius.
20 And He said to them, Whose is this image and inscription?
21 They said, Caesar's. Then He said to them, Render then the 1things that are Caesar's ato Caesar and the 2things that are God's to God.
22 And when they heard this, they marveled. And they left Him and went away.