Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Are we to give or not to give? But he, conscious of their false hearts, said to them, Why do you put me to the test? give me a penny, so that I may see it.

New American Standard Bible

"Shall we pay or shall we not pay?" But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, "Why are you testing Me? Bring Me a denarius to look at."

King James Version

Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may see it.

Holman Bible

Should we pay, or should we not pay?”But knowing their hypocrisy, He said to them, “Why are you testing Me? Bring Me a denarius to look at.”

International Standard Version

Seeing through their hypocrisy, Jesus replied to them, "Why are you testing me? Bring me a denarius and let me look at it."

A Conservative Version

Should we give, or should we not give? But Jesus, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, Why do ye test me? Bring me a denarius, so that I may see it.

American Standard Version

Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why make ye trial of me? bring me a denarius, that I may see it.

Amplified

Should we pay [them] or should we not pay [them]? But knowing their hypocrisy, He asked them, Why do you put Me to the test? Bring Me a coin (a denarius), so I may see it.

An Understandable Version

Should we pay it, or should we not pay it?" But Jesus was aware of their hypocrisy and said to them, "Bring me the coin so I can see it." [Note: The amount of this coin was equivalent to one day of a farm laborer's pay, or about $60-$84 in 1994].

Anderson New Testament

Must we give, or must we not give? But, knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them: Why do you tempt me? Bring me a denarius, that I may see it.

Common New Testament

Should we pay them, or should we not?" But knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them, "Why do you put me to the test? Bring me a denarius, and let me look at it."

Daniel Mace New Testament

but he, perceiving their hypocrisy, said to them, why do you lay snares for me?

Darby Translation

Should we give, or should we not give? But he knowing their hypocrisy said unto them, Why tempt ye me? Bring me a denarius that I may see it.

Godbey New Testament

And knowing their hypocrisy, He said to them, Why tempt ye me? Bring to me the denarion, that I may see it.

Goodspeed New Testament

Should we pay it, or refuse to pay it?" But he saw through their pretense, and said to them, "Why do you put me to such a test? Bring me a denarius to look at."

John Wesley New Testament

Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, Why tempt ye me? Bring me a penny, that I may see it.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Shall we give or shall we not give? Then he, understanding their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? Bring me the coin that I may see it.

Julia Smith Translation

Should we give, or not give? And he knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a drachma that I might see it.

King James 2000

Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt you me? bring me a penny, that I may see it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But [because he] knew their hypocrisy, he said to them, "Why are you testing me? Bring me a denarius so that I can look at [it]!"

Modern King James verseion

Shall we give, or shall we not give? But knowing their hypocrisy, He said to them, Why do you tempt Me? Bring me a denarius so that I may see.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Ought we to give, or ought we not to give?" He understood their dissimulation, and said unto them, "Why tempt ye me? Bring me a penny, that I may see it."

Moffatt New Testament

Are we to pay, or are we not to pay?" But he saw their trick and said to them, "Why tempt me? Bring me a shilling. Let me see it."

Montgomery New Testament

Shall we pay, or not pay?" But he, knowing well their hypocrisy, said to them. "Why are you testing me? Bring me a dollar for me to look at."

NET Bible

But he saw through their hypocrisy and said to them, "Why are you testing me? Bring me a denarius and let me look at it."

New Heart English Bible

Should we pay, or should we not pay?" But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, "Why do you test me? Bring me a denarius, that I may see it."

Noyes New Testament

Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, seeing their hypocrisy, said to them, Why are ye trying me? Bring me a denary, that I may see it.

Sawyer New Testament

Shall we pay? or shall we not pay? But he knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, Why do you try me? Bring me a denarius [14 cents], that I may see it.

The Emphasized Bible

But, he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them - Why are ye, tempting, me? Bring me a denary, that I may see it.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

shall we pay, or shall we not pay it? but he, perceiving their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a denarius, that I may see it.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Should we pay, or should we not pay?" Knowing their hypocrisy, Jesus said to them: "Why are you testing me? Bring me a florin to look at."

Webster

Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may see it.

Weymouth New Testament

Shall we pay, or shall we refuse to pay?" But He, knowing their hypocrisy, replied, "Why try to ensnare me? Bring me a shilling for me to look at."

Williams New Testament

Should we pay it, or should we not?" Now because He saw their pretense, He said to them, "Why are you testing me so? Bring me a twenty-cent coin to look at."

World English Bible

Shall we give, or shall we not give?" But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, "Why do you test me? Bring me a denarius, that I may see it."

Worrell New Testament

Shall we give, or shall we not give?" But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, "Why are ye tempting Me? Bring Me a denary, that I may see it."

Worsley New Testament

But He knew their hypocrisy, and said to them, Why do ye tempt me? bring me a penny, that I may see it.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, 'Why me do ye tempt? bring me a denary, that I may see;'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Shall we give
δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

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

shall we
δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

he

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519


Usage: 0

ὑπόκρισις 
Hupokrisis 
Usage: 5

ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824


Usage: 0

Why
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

tempt ye
πειράζω 
Peirazo 
Usage: 33

me
μέ 
me 
μοί 
Moi 
me, I, my, not tr
me, my, I, mine
Usage: 122
Usage: 152

φέρω 
Phero 
Usage: 45

a penny
δηνάριον 
Denarion 
Usage: 7

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

I may see
εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

References

Context Readings

Paying Taxes To Caesar

14 And when they had come, they said to him, Master, we are certain that you are true, and have no fear of anyone: you have no respect for a man's position, but you are teaching the true way of God: Is it right to give taxes to Caesar or not? 15 Are we to give or not to give? But he, conscious of their false hearts, said to them, Why do you put me to the test? give me a penny, so that I may see it. 16 And they gave him one. And he said to them, Whose is this image and name on it? And they said to him, Caesar's.


Cross References

Ezekiel 17:2

Son of man, give out a dark saying, and make a comparison for the children of Israel,

Matthew 22:18

But Jesus saw their trick and said, Oh false ones, why are you attempting to put me in the wrong?

Mark 10:2

And Pharisees came to him, testing him with the question, Is it right for a man to put away his wife?

Luke 20:23

But he saw through their trick and said to them,

John 2:24-25

But Jesus did not have faith in them, because he had knowledge of them all.

John 21:17

He said to him a third time, Simon, son of John, am I dear to you? Now Peter was troubled in his heart because he put the question a third time, Am I dear to you? And he said to him, Lord, you have knowledge of all things; you see that you are dear to me. Jesus said to him, Then give my sheep food.

Acts 5:9

But Peter said to her, Why have you made an agreement together to be false to the Spirit of the Lord? See, the feet of the young men who have put the body of your husband in the earth, are at the door, and they will take you out.

1 Corinthians 10:9

And let us not put the Lord to the test, as some of them did, and came to their death by snakes.

Hebrews 4:13

And there is nothing made which is not completely clear to him; there is nothing covered, but all things are open to the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

Revelation 2:23

And I will put her children to death; and all the churches will see that I am he who makes search into the secret thoughts and hearts of men: and I will give to every one of you the reward of your works.

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