Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

Therefore say to us, What seems to thee Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

New American Standard Bible

"Tell us then, what do You think? Is it lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?"

King James Version

Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

Holman Bible

Tell us, therefore, what You think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”

International Standard Version

So tell us what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"

A Conservative Version

Tell us therefore, what does it seem to thee? Is it permitted to give tribute to Caesar or not?

American Standard Version

Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

Amplified

Tell us then what You think about this: Is it lawful to pay tribute [levied on individuals and to be paid yearly] to Caesar or not?

An Understandable Version

So, tell us what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"

Anderson New Testament

Tell us, therefore, what do you think? Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

Bible in Basic English

Give us, then, your opinion of this: Is it right to give tax to Caesar, or not?

Common New Testament

Tell us, then, what do you think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"

Daniel Mace New Testament

tell us therefore, what is your opinion? is it lawful to pay tribute to Cesar, or no?

Darby Translation

tell us therefore what thou thinkest: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

Godbey New Testament

Then tell us, what seems good to thee? is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

Goodspeed New Testament

So give us your opinion: Is it right to pay the poll-tax to the emperor, or not?"

John Wesley New Testament

Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute to Cesar, or not?

King James 2000

Tell us therefore, What think you? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore tell us what you think. Is it permitted to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"

Modern King James verseion

Therefore tell us; what do you think? Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Tell us, therefore, how thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?"

Moffatt New Testament

Tell us, then, what you think about this. Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"

Montgomery New Testament

"Give us your advice, then. Is it allowable to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"

NET Bible

Tell us then, what do you think? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"

New Heart English Bible

Tell us therefore, what do you think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"

Noyes New Testament

Tell us, therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

Sawyer New Testament

Tell us, therefore, what you think; is it right to pay tribute to Caesar or not?

The Emphasized Bible

Tell us then, how, to thee, it seemeth? Is it allowable to give tax unto Caesar, or not?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to pay tribute to Caesar, or not?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Tell us, then, what you think. Are we right in paying taxes to the Emperor, or not?"

Webster

Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute to Cesar, or not?

Weymouth New Testament

Give us your judgement therefore: is it allowable for us to pay a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?"

Williams New Testament

So give us your opinion on the question: Is it right to pay Caesar the poll-tax, or not?"

World English Bible

Tell us therefore, what do you think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"

Worrell New Testament

tell us, therefore, what thinkest Thou: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?"

Worsley New Testament

Is it lawful to give tribute to Cesar, or not?

Youngs Literal Translation

tell us, therefore, what dost thou think? is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824

us
ἡμῖν 
hemin 
us, we, our, for us
Usage: 160

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

δοκέω 
Dokeo 
Usage: 45

thou
σοί 
Soi 
thee, thou, thy, thine own, not tr
Usage: 113

Is it lawful
ἔξεστι 
Exesti 
be lawful, may, let
Usage: 24

to give
δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

κῆνσος 
Kensos 
Usage: 2

Καῖσαρ 
Kaisar 
Usage: 24

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

Context Readings

Paying Taxes To Caesar

16 And they send to him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Teacher, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, and care is to thee for none; for thou lookest not to the face of men. 17 Therefore say to us, What seems to thee Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not? 18 But Jesus, having known their evil, said, Why tempt ye me, hypocrites?


Cross References

Luke 2:1

And it was in those days an order came out from Caesar Angustus, for the whole habitable globe to be enrolled.

Matthew 17:25

He says, Yes. And when he came into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, What seems to thee, Simon? from whom do the kings of the earth take taxes or census? from their sons, or from strangers?

Deuteronomy 17:14-15

When thou shalt come to the land which Jehovah thy God gave to thee, and shall possess it and shall dwell in it, and thou saidst, I will set over me a king according to all the nations which are round about me;

Ezra 4:13

Now to be known to the king that if this city shall be built and the walls be completed, tribute, excise, and toll, they will not give, and in the end it will endamage the kings.

Ezra 7:24

And making known to you that all the priests and Levites, the players, the porters, the Nethinims, and those serving this house of God, tribute, excise and toll, not being permitted to be lifted up upon them.

Nehemiah 5:4

And there are those saying, We borrowed silver for the king's tribute, our fields and our vineyards.

Nehemiah 9:37

And its produce being much for the kings whom thou gavest over us in our sins: and ruling over our bodies and upon our cattle according to their will, and we in great straits.

Jeremiah 42:2-3

And they will say to Jeremiah the prophet, Now shall our supplication fall before thee, and pray thou for us to Jehovah thy God, for all this remnant; for we were left few from many as thine eyes see us.

Jeremiah 42:20

For ye erred in your souls when ye sent me to Jehovah your God, saying, Pray for us to Jehovah our God; and according to all Jehovah will say, so announce to us, and we will do.

Luke 3:1

Now in the fifteenth year of the supremacy of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being leader of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and Philip his brother being tetrarch of Iturea and the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,

John 19:12-15

From this Pilate sought to loose him: and the Jews cried out, saying, If thou loose this, thou art not Caesar's friend: every one making himself a king speaks against Caesar.

Acts 5:37

After this Judas the Galilean arose in the days of enrolling, and misled enough people after him: and he perished; and all, as many as believed him, were scattered.

Acts 17:7

Which Jason has received: and these all do opposite to Caesar's enactments, saying, There is another king, Jesus.

Acts 25:8

He justifying himself, That neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar have I sinned any thing.

Acts 28:22

And we desire to hear from thee what thou thinkest: for truly of this sect it is known to us that it is everywhere spoken against.

Romans 13:6-7

For this also pay ye taxes: for they are workmen of God, persevering in this same.

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