Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no?

Bible References

General references

Deuteronomy 17:15
you shall surely set a king over you whom the Lord your God chooses, one from among your countrymen you shall set as king over yourselves; you may not put a foreigner over yourselves who is not your countryman.
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 9:7
Since the days of our fathers to this day we have been in great guilt, and on account of our iniquities we, our kings and our priests have been given into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity and to plunder and to open shame, as it is this day.
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.
Matthew 22:17
Tell us then, what do You think? Is it lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?”
Mark 12:14
They *came and *said to Him, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to pay a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?
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.