Matthew 22:17



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Tell us then, what do You think? Is it lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?"

King James Version

Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

Holman Bible

Tell us, therefore, what You think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"

International Standard Version

So tell us what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"

A Conservative Version

Tell us therefore, what does it seem to thee? Is it permitted to give tribute to Caesar or not?

American Standard Version

Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

Amplified

Tell us then what You think about this: Is it lawful to pay tribute [levied on individuals and to be paid yearly] to Caesar or not?

An Understandable Version

So, tell us what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"

Anderson New Testament

Tell us, therefore, what do you think? Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

Bible in Basic English

Give us, then, your opinion of this: Is it right to give tax to Caesar, or not?

Common New Testament

Tell us, then, what do you think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"

Daniel Mace New Testament

tell us therefore, what is your opinion? is it lawful to pay tribute to Cesar, or no?

Darby Translation

tell us therefore what thou thinkest: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

Godbey New Testament

Then tell us, what seems good to thee? is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

Goodspeed New Testament

So give us your opinion: Is it right to pay the poll-tax to the emperor, or not?"

John Wesley New Testament

Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute to Cesar, or not?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar or not?

Julia Smith Translation

Therefore say to us, What seems to thee Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

King James 2000

Tell us therefore, What think you? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore tell us what you think. Is it permitted to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"

Modern King James verseion

Therefore tell us; what do you think? Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Tell us, therefore, how thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?"

Moffatt New Testament

Tell us, then, what you think about this. Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"

Montgomery New Testament

"Give us your advice, then. Is it allowable to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"

NET Bible

Tell us then, what do you think? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"

New Heart English Bible

Tell us therefore, what do you think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"

New simplified Bible

Tell us what you think? Is it lawful to pay the poll tax to Caesar, or not?

Noyes New Testament

Tell us, therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

Sawyer New Testament

Tell us, therefore, what you think; is it right to pay tribute to Caesar or not?

The Emphasized Bible

Tell us then, how, to thee, it seemeth? Is it allowable to give tax unto Caesar, or not?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to pay tribute to Caesar, or not?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Tell us, then, what you think. Are we right in paying taxes to the Emperor, or not?"

Webster

Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute to Cesar, or not?

Weymouth New Testament

Give us your judgement therefore: is it allowable for us to pay a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?"

Williams New Testament

So give us your opinion on the question: Is it right to pay Caesar the poll-tax, or not?"

World English Bible

Tell us therefore, what do you think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"

Worrell New Testament

tell us, therefore, what thinkest Thou: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?"

Worsley New Testament

Is it lawful to give tribute to Cesar, or not?

Youngs Literal Translation

tell us, therefore, what dost thou think? is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἔπω 
Epo 
say , speak , tell , command , bid , , vr say
Usage: 824

us
ἡμῖν 
hemin 
us , we , our , for us
Usage: 160

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore , then , so , and , now , wherefore , but , not tr ,
Usage: 417

τίς 
Tis 
what , who , why , whom , which ,
Usage: 344

δοκέω 
Dokeo 
Usage: 45

thou
σοί 
Soi 
thee , thou , thy , thine own , not tr
Usage: 113

Is it lawful
ἔξεστι 
Exesti 
be lawful , may , let
Usage: 24

to give
δίδωμι 
Didomi 
give , grant , put , show , deliver , make ,
Usage: 254

κῆνσος 
Kensos 
Usage: 2

Καῖσαρ 
Kaisar 
Usage: 24

or
ἤ 
or , than , either , or else , nor , not tr ,
Usage: 199

Context Readings

Paying Taxes To Caesar

16 And they sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any. 17 "Tell us then, what do You think? Is it lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?" 18 But Jesus perceived their malice, and said, "Why are you testing Me, you hypocrites?


Cross References

Luke 2:1

Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth.

Matthew 17:25

He said, "Yes." And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth collect customs or poll-tax, from their sons or from strangers?"

Deuteronomy 17:14-15

"When you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you, and you possess it and live in it, and you say, 'I will set a king over me like all the nations who are around me,'

Ezra 4:13

"Now let it be known to the king, that if that city is rebuilt and the walls are finished, they will not pay tribute, custom or toll, and it will damage the revenue of the kings.

Ezra 7:24

"We also inform you that it is not allowed to impose tax, tribute or toll on any of the priests, Levites, singers, doorkeepers, Nethinim or servants of this house of God.

Nehemiah 5:4

Also there were those who said, "We have borrowed money for the king's tax on our fields and our vineyards.

Nehemiah 9:37

"Its abundant produce is for the kings Whom You have set over us because of our sins; They also rule over our bodies And over our cattle as they please, So we are in great distress.

Jeremiah 42:2-3

and said to Jeremiah the prophet, "Please let our petition come before you, and pray for us to the LORD your God, that is for all this remnant; because we are left but a few out of many, as your own eyes now see us,

Jeremiah 42:20

For you have only deceived yourselves; for it is you who sent me to the LORD your God, saying, "Pray for us to the LORD our God; and whatever the LORD our God says, tell us so, and we will do it."

Luke 3:1

Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip was tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene,

John 19:12-15

As a result of this Pilate made efforts to release Him, but the Jews cried out saying, "If you release this Man, you are no friend of Caesar; everyone who makes himself out to be a king opposes Caesar."

Acts 5:37

"After this man, Judas of Galilee rose up in the days of the census and drew away some people after him; he too perished, and all those who followed him were scattered.

Acts 17:7

and Jason has welcomed them, and they all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus."

Acts 25:8

while Paul said in his own defense, "I have committed no offense either against the Law of the Jews or against the temple or against Caesar."

Acts 28:22

"But we desire to hear from you what your views are; for concerning this sect, it is known to us that it is spoken against everywhere."

Romans 13:6-7

For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing.

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