Parallel Verses

Common New Testament

For the same reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are God's ministers, attending to this very thing.

New American Standard Bible

For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing.

King James Version

For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

Holman Bible

And for this reason you pay taxes, since the authorities are God’s public servants, continually attending to these tasks.

International Standard Version

This is also why you pay taxes. For rulers are God's servants faithfully devoting themselves to their work.

A Conservative Version

For because of this ye also fulfill taxes, for they are servants of God being devoted to this same thing.

American Standard Version

For this cause ye pay tribute also; for they are ministers of God's service, attending continually upon this very thing.

Amplified

For this same reason you pay taxes, for civil authorities are God’s servants, devoting themselves to governance.

An Understandable Version

This is the reason why you should pay taxes also. For the authorities are God's servants who continually tend to this matter [i.e., of collecting taxes].

Anderson New Testament

On this very account, too, pay tribute also: for they are the public servants of God, attending continually to this very thing.

Bible in Basic English

For the same reason, make payment of taxes; because the authority is God's servant, to take care of such things at all times.

Daniel Mace New Testament

from a principle of conscience. for this is the reason why you also pay tribute, because under God, they are continually

Darby Translation

For on this account ye pay tribute also; for they are God's officers, attending continually on this very thing.

Godbey New Testament

For on account of this also pay tribute; for they are the ministers of God, attending to this very thing.

Goodspeed New Testament

just as you pay your taxes; they are God's ministers, devoting themselves to this service.

John Wesley New Testament

For this cause ye pay tribute also: for they are the ministers of God, attending continually on this very thing.

Julia Smith Translation

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

King James 2000

For, for this cause pay you tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For because of this you also pay taxes, for [the authorities] are servants of God, busily engaged in this very [thing].

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And even for this cause pay ye tribute. For they are God's ministers, serving for the same purpose.

Moffatt New Testament

for the same reason as you pay taxes ??since magistrates are God's officers, bent upon the maintenance of order and authority.

Montgomery New Testament

This too, is the reason why you pay taxes; because the authorities are ministers of God's service, attending continually upon this very thing.

NET Bible

For this reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants devoted to governing.

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

For the same reason pay tribute also; for they are ministers of God, attending continually to this very business.

Sawyer New Testament

For on this account also you pay taxes; for [magistrates] are servants of God attending constantly to this same thing.

The Emphasized Bible

For, because of this, are ye paying tribute also, - for, God's ministers of state, they are, unto this very thing, giving constant attendance.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For on this account pay ye taxes also: for they are God's ministers, continually employed on this very service.

Twentieth Century New Testament

This, too, is the reason for your paying taxes; for the officials are God's officers, devoting themselves to this special work.

Webster

For, for this cause ye pay tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

Weymouth New Testament

Why, this is really the reason you pay taxes; for tax-gatherers are ministers of God, devoting their energies to this very work.

Williams New Testament

for this is the reason why you pay your taxes, for the civil authorities are God's official servants faithfully devoting themselves to this very end.

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

For, on this account, ye pay tribute also; for they are God's ministers, attending continually to this very thing.

Worsley New Testament

For you pay them tribute also for this reason; because they are God's ministers, continually attending hereunto.

Youngs Literal Translation

for because of this also pay ye tribute; for servants of God they are, on this very thing attending continually;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

for
διά 
Dia 
γάρ 
Gar 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
for, , not tr
Usage: 527
Usage: 825

τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

pay ye
τελέω 
Teleo 
Usage: 21

φόρος 
Phoros 
Usage: 5


and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

εἰσί 
Eisi 
are, be, were, have, not tr,
Usage: 97

θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

λειτουργός 
Leitourgos 
Usage: 5

προσκαρτερέω 
Proskartereo 
Usage: 10

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Obedience To The Governing Authorities

5 Therefore one must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for the sake of conscience. 6 For the same reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are God's ministers, attending to this very thing. 7 Pay all of them their dues: taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due.


Cross References

Matthew 17:24-27

When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the half-shekel tax went up to Peter and said, "Does not your teacher pay the temple tax?"

Matthew 22:17-21

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

Mark 12:14-17

When they came, they said to him, "Teacher, we know that you are true, and care about no man; for you do not regard the person of men, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?

Luke 20:21-26

And they asked him, "Teacher, we know that you speak and teach rightly, and you do not show partiality, but teach the way of God in truth.

Luke 23:2

And they began to accuse him, saying, "We found this man perverting our nation and forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ, a king."

Romans 12:8

he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

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