Parallel Verses

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."

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 [the tax] or should we not pay?” But knowing their hypocrisy, He asked them, “Why are you testing Me? Bring Me a coin (denarius) to look at.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 they came up and said to him, "Master, we know that you tell the truth regardless of the consequences, for you are not guided by personal considerations, but teach the way of God with sincerity. Is it right to pay the poll tax to the emperor or not? 15 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." 16 And they brought him one. He said to them, "Whose head and title is this?" And they told him, "The emperor's."


Cross References

Matthew 22:18

But he saw their malice, and said,

Mark 10:2

Some Pharisees came up, and in order to test him asked him whether a man should be allowed to divorce his wife.

Luke 20:23

But he detected their trickery, and said to them,

John 2:24-25

But Jesus on his part would not trust himself to them, for he knew them all,

John 21:17

Jesus said to him a third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was hurt because the third time Jesus asked him if he loved him, and he answered, "Master, you know everything, you can see that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Then feed my sheep!

Acts 5:9

Peter said to her, "How could you two agree to test the Spirit of the Lord? There at the door are the footsteps of the men who buried your husband, and they will carry you out also."

1 Corinthians 10:9

Let us not try the Lord's patience too far, as some of them did, for they were killed for it by the snakes.

Hebrews 4:13

No being created can escape God's sight, but everything is bare and helpless before the eyes of him with whom we have to reckon.

Revelation 2:23

and I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches men's hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you for what you have done.

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