Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

Therefore tell us; what do you think? 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?

Julia Smith Translation

Therefore say to us, What seems to thee Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, 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 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 sent their disciples out to Him along with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that you are true, and that you teach the way of God in truth. Nor do you care for anyone, for you do not regard the person of men. 17 Therefore tell us; what do you think? Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not? 18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why do you tempt Me, hypocrites?


Cross References

Luke 2:1

And it happened in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

Matthew 17:25

He said, Yes. And when he had come into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? From their sons, or from strangers?

Deuteronomy 17:14-15

When you come to the land which Jehovah your God gives you, and shall possess it and shall live in it and shall say, I will set a king over me, like all the nations around me,

Ezra 4:13

And let it be known to the king that if this city is built and the walls set up, then they will not pay toll, taxes, or custom, and you shall endanger the revenue of the kings.

Ezra 7:24

Also, we notify you, that in regard to any of the priests and the Levites, singers, gatekeepers, temple slaves, or ministers of this house of God, it shall not be lawful to impose toll, taxes, or custom on them.

Nehemiah 5:4

And some said, We have borrowed money on our lands and vineyards for the king's tax.

Nehemiah 9:37

And it yields much increase to the kings whom You have set over us because of our sins. And they rule over our bodies, and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and we are in great distress.

Jeremiah 42:2-3

And they said to Jeremiah the prophet, Please let our cry be pleasing to you, and pray for us to Jehovah your God, even for all this remnant, (for we are left but a few of many, as your eyes behold us),

Jeremiah 42:20

For you used deceit against your souls when you sent me to Jehovah your God, saying, Pray for us to Jehovah our God; and according to all that Jehovah our God shall say, so declare to us, and we will do it.

Luke 3:1

And in the fifteenth year of the government of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and the Trachonitus country, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene--

John 19:12-15

From this time, Pilate sought to release Him. But the Jews cried out, saying, If you let this man go, you are not Caesar's friend. Whoever makes himself a king speaks against Caesar.

Acts 5:37

After this one, Judas of Galilee rose up in the days of the Registration, and drew away considerable people after him. Yet that one perished; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered.

Acts 17:7

whom Jason has received. And these all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.

Acts 25:8

Defending himself, Paul said, Neither against the Law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar have I offended in anything.

Acts 28:22

But we think it right to hear from you what you think. For truly as concerning this sect, it is known to us that it is spoken against everywhere.

Romans 13:6-7

For because of this you also pay taxes. For they are God's servants, always giving attention to this very thing.

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