Parallel Verses

World English Bible

Tell us therefore, what do you think? Is it lawful to pay taxes 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?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar 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 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?"

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 They sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are honest, and teach the way of God in truth, no matter who you teach, for you aren't partial to anyone. 17 Tell us therefore, what do you think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?" 18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, "Why do you test me, you hypocrites?


Cross References

Luke 2:1

Now it happened in those days, that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled.

Matthew 17:25

He said, "Yes." When he came into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth receive toll or tribute? From their children, or from strangers?"

Deuteronomy 17:14-15

When you are come to the land which Yahweh your God gives you, and shall possess it, and shall dwell therein, and shall say, "I will set a king over me, like all the nations that are around me;"

Ezra 4:13

Be it known now to the king that if this city is built, and the walls finished, they will not pay tribute, custom, or toll, and in the end it will be hurtful to the kings.

Ezra 7:24

Also we inform you, that touching any of the priests and Levites, the singers, porters, Nethinim, or servants of this house of God, it shall not be lawful to impose tribute, custom, or toll, on them.

Nehemiah 5:4

There were also some who said, "We have borrowed money for the king's tribute using our fields and our vineyards as collateral.

Nehemiah 9:37

It yields much increase to the kings whom you have set over us because of our sins: also they have power over our bodies, and over our livestock, at their pleasure, and we are in great distress.

Jeremiah 42:2-3

and said to Jeremiah the prophet, Please let our supplication be presented before you, and pray for us to Yahweh your God, even for all this remnant; for we are left but a few of many, as your eyes do see us:

Jeremiah 42:20

For you have dealt deceitfully against your own souls; for you sent me to Yahweh your God, saying, Pray for us to Yahweh our God; and according to all that Yahweh our God shall say, so declare to us, and we will do it:

Luke 3:1

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

John 19:12-15

At this, Pilate was seeking to release him, but the Jews cried out, saying, "If you release this man, you aren't Caesar's friend! Everyone who makes himself a king speaks against Caesar!"

Acts 5:37

After this man, Judas of Galilee rose up in the days of the enrollment, and drew away some people after him. He also perished, and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered abroad.

Acts 17:7

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

Acts 25:8

while he said in his defense, "Neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar, have I sinned at all."

Acts 28:22

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

Romans 13:6-7

For this reason you also pay taxes, for they are servants of God's service, attending continually on this very thing.

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