Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
After him, at the time of the census, Judas of Galilee appeared, and raised a great following, but he too perished, and all his followers were scattered.
just as you pay your taxes; they are God's ministers, devoting themselves to this service.
In those days an edict was issued by the Emperor Augustus that a census of the whole world should be taken.
This made Pilate try to find a way to let him go, but the Jews shouted, "If you let him go, you are no friend of the emperor's! Anyone who calls himself a king utters treason against the emperor!"
and Jason has taken them in. They all disobey the emperor's decrees, and claim that someone else called Jesus is king."
Paul said in his own defense, "I have committed no offense against the Jewish Law or the Temple or the emperor."
Is it right for us to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?"