Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.
He said, "Yes." But when he went home, Jesus spoke of it first and said, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do earthly kings collect duties and taxes? From their own people, or from aliens?"
So give us your opinion: Is it right to pay the poll-tax to the emperor, or not?"
Or those eighteen people at Siloam who were killed when the tower fell upon them??o you think they were worse offenders than all the other people who live in Jerusalem?
1 Corinthians 10:15
I appeal to your good sense. Make up your minds about what I say.
And he said, "A man had two sons.
He went out again about twelve and about three, and did the same.
just as a man when he leaves home to go on a journey, and puts his slaves in charge, each with his duties, gives orders to the watchman to keep watch.
And the Pharisees and their scribes grumbled about it to his disciples, and said, "Why do you eat and drink with tax-collectors and irreligious people?"
There are those now last who will then be first, and there are those now first who will be last."
All the tax-collectors and irreligious people were crowding up to hear him.