Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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

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 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 you must be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience' sake. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes. For they are God's servants, always giving attention to this very thing. 7 Therefore give to all their dues; to the one due tax, the tax; tribute to whom tribute is due, fear to whom fear is due, and honor to whom honor is due.


Cross References

Exodus 18:13-27

And on the next day it happened 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 to you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you by myself.

1 Samuel 7:16-17

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

2 Samuel 8:5

And when the Syrians of Damascus came to rescue Hadadezer king of Zobah, David killed twenty-two thousand men of the Syrians.

1 Chronicles 18:14

And David reigned over all Israel, and did judgment and justice among all his people.

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 4:20

There have been mighty kings also over Jerusalem, who have ruled over all Beyond the River. And toll, taxes, and custom was paid to them.

Ezra 6:8

Also I make a decree as to what you shall do to the elders of these Jews for the building of this house of God, that at once expense be given to these men from the king's goods, from the tax Beyond the River, so that they may not have to stop.

Nehemiah 5:4

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

Job 29:7-17

when I went out to the gate by the city; when I prepared my seat in the street!

Matthew 17:24-27

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

Matthew 22:17-21

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

Mark 12:14-17

And coming, they said to Him, Teacher, we know that you are true and you care about no one. For you do not look to the face of men, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

Luke 20:21-26

And they asked Him, saying, Teacher, we know that you say and teach rightly, and do not accept the person of anyone, but truly teach the way of God.

Luke 23:2

And they began to accuse Him, saying, We have found this one perverting the nation and forbidding them to give tribute to Caesar, saying himself to be a king, Christ.

Romans 12:8

or he who exhorts, in the encouragement; or he who shares, in simplicity; or he who takes the lead, in diligence; or he who shows mercy, in cheerfulness.

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