Paying Taxes To Caesar

Matthew 22:15-22

15 Then the Pharisees went and made a plot to entrap him in argument. 16 So they sent their disciples to him with the Herodians, to say to him, "Master, we know that you tell the truth, and teach the way of God with sincerity, regardless of the consequences, for you are impartial. 17 So give us your opinion: Is it right to pay the poll-tax to the emperor, or not?"

18 But he saw their malice, and said, 19 "Why do you put me to such a test, you hypocrites? Show me the poll-tax coin!" And they brought him a denarius. 20 And he said to them, "Whose head and title is this?"

21 They answered, "The emperor's." Then he said to them, "Then pay the emperor what belongs to the emperor, and pay God what belongs to God!" 22 And when they heard it they were amazed, and they went away and left him.

Mark 12:13-17

13 They sent some Pharisees and Herodians to him to entrap him in argument. 14 And they came up and said to him, "Master, we know that you tell the truth regardless of the consequences, for you are not guided by personal considerations, but teach the way of God with sincerity. Is it right to pay the poll tax to the emperor or not? 15 Should we pay it, or refuse to pay it?" But he saw through their pretense, and said to them, "Why do you put me to such a test? Bring me a denarius to look at." 16 And they brought him one. He said to them, "Whose head and title is this?" And they told him, "The emperor's."

17 And Jesus said, "Pay the emperor what belongs to the emperor, and pay God what belongs to God!" And they were astonished at him.

Luke 20:20-26

20 So they kept watch of him and set some spies who pretended to be honest men to fasten on something that he said, so that they might hand him over to the control and authority of the governor. 21 And they asked him, "Master, we know that you are right in what you say and teach, and that you show no favor, but teach the way of God in sincerity. 22 Is it right for us to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?"

23 But he detected their trickery, and said to them, 24 "Show me a denarius. Whose head and title does it bear?" They said, "The emperor's."

25 He said to them, "Then pay the emperor what belongs to the emperor, and pay God what belongs to God!"

26 So they could not fasten on what he said before the people, and they were amazed at his answer, and said nothing more.