Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

For on this account ye pay tribute also; for they are God's officers, attending continually on 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 [the civil authorities] are official servants under God, devoting themselves to attending to this very service.

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.

Common New Testament

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

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

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For this cause ye also pay them tribute, for they are God's ministers, attending continually to 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 Wherefore it is necessary to be subject, not only on account of wrath, but also on account of conscience. 6 For on this account ye pay tribute also; for they are God's officers, attending continually on this very thing. 7 Render to all their dues: to whom tribute is due, tribute; to whom custom, custom; to whom fear, fear; to whom honour, honour.


Cross References

Exodus 18:13-27

And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people; and the people stood by Moses from the morning to the evening.

Deuteronomy 1:9-17

And I spoke unto you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself alone.

1 Samuel 7:16-17

And he went from year to year in circuit to Bethel, and Gilgal, and Mizpah, and judged Israel in all those places.

2 Samuel 8:5

And the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, and David smote of the Syrians twenty-two thousand men.

1 Chronicles 18:14

And David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and justice to all his people.

Ezra 4:13

Be it known therefore unto the king, that, if this city be built and the walls be completed, they will not pay tribute, tax, and toll, and in the end it will bring damage to the kings.

Ezra 4:20

And there have been mighty kings over Jerusalem, who have ruled over all beyond the river; and tribute, tax, and toll were paid to them.

Ezra 6:8

Moreover, I give orders what ye shall do to these elders of the Jews, for the building of this house of God: that of the king's goods, of the tribute beyond the river, expenses be diligently given to these men, that they be not hindered.

Nehemiah 5:4

And there were that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute upon our fields and vineyards;

Job 29:7-17

When I went out to the gate by the city, when I prepared my seat on the broadway,

Matthew 17:24-27

And when they came to Capernaum, those who received the didrachmas came to Peter and said, Does your teacher not pay the didrachmas?

Matthew 22:17-21

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

Mark 12:14-17

And they come and say to him, Teacher, we know that thou art true, and carest not for any one; for thou regardest not men's person, but teachest the way of God with truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?

Luke 20:21-26

And they asked him saying, Teacher, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, and acceptest no man's person, but teachest with truth the way of God:

Luke 23:2

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

Romans 12:8

or he that exhorts, in exhortation; he that gives, in simplicity; he that leads, with diligence; he that shews mercy, with cheerfulness.

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