第274天 Day 274

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歷史順序讀經表 : 第274天
馬可福音 11:12-14 Chinese New Version (Traditional) (CNVT)
咒詛無花果樹
12 第二天他們從伯大尼出來,耶穌餓了。 13 他遠遠看見一棵長滿了葉子的無花果樹,就走過去,看看是否可以在樹上找到甚麼。到了樹下,除了葉子甚麼也找不著,因為這不是收無花果的時候。 14 耶穌對樹說:“永遠再沒有人吃你的果子了!”他的門徒也聽見了。
馬太福音 21:20-22 Chinese New Version (Traditional) (CNVT)
20 門徒看見了,十分驚奇,說:“這棵無花果樹是怎樣立刻枯萎的呢?” 21 耶穌回答他們:“我實在告訴你們,如果你們有信心,不懷疑,不但能作我對無花果樹所作的,就是對這座山說‘移開,投到海裡去’,也必成就。 22 你們禱告,無論求甚麼,只要相信,都必得著。”
馬可福音 11:20-25 Chinese New Version (Traditional) (CNVT)
20 早晨,他們經過的時候,看見那棵無花果樹連根都枯萎了。 21 彼得想起來就對耶穌說:“拉比,請看,你所咒詛的無花果樹,已經枯萎了。” 22 耶穌回答他們:“你們對 神要有信心(“你們對 神要有信心”有些抄本作“如果你們對 神有信心”)。23 我實在告訴你們,無論甚麼人對這座山說‘移開,投到海裡’,只要他心裡不懷疑,相信他所說的一定能夠成就,就必給他成就。 24 所以我告訴你們,凡是你們禱告祈求的,只要相信能夠得到,就必得到。 25 你們站著禱告的時候,如果有誰得罪了你們,就該饒恕他,好使你們的天父也饒恕你們的過犯。”(有些抄本有第26節:“如果你們不饒恕人,你們的天父也必不饒恕你們的過犯。”)
馬太福音 21:23-27 Chinese New Version (Traditional) (CNVT)
質問耶穌憑甚麼權柄作事
23 耶穌進了聖殿,正在教導人的時候,祭司長和民間的長老前來問他:“你憑甚麼權柄作這些事?誰給你這權柄?” 24 耶穌回答他們:“我也要問你們一句話,如果你們告訴我,我就告訴你們我憑甚麼權柄作這些事。 25 約翰的洗禮是從哪裡來的呢?是從天上來的,還是從人來的呢?”他們就彼此議論:“如果我們說‘是從天上來的’,他會問我們‘那你們為甚麼不信他呢?’ 26 如果我們說‘是從人來的’,我們又怕群眾,因為他們都認為約翰是先知。” 27 於是回答耶穌:“我們不知道。”耶穌也對他們說:“我也不告訴你們,我憑甚麼權柄作這些事。
馬可福音 11:27-33 Chinese New Version (Traditional) (CNVT)
質問耶穌憑甚麼權柄作事
27 他們又來到耶路撒冷。耶穌在殿裡行走的時候,祭司長、經學家和長老來到他跟前, 28 問他:“你憑甚麼權柄作這些事?誰給你權柄作這些事?” 29 耶穌對他們說:“我要問你們一句話,你們回答了我,我就告訴你們我憑甚麼權柄作這些事。30 約翰的洗禮是從天上來的,還是從人來的呢?你們回答我吧。” 31 他們就彼此議論:“如果我們說‘是從天上來的’,他就會說‘那你們為甚麼不信他呢?’ 32 如果我們說‘是從人來的’……”他們害怕群眾,因為眾人都認為約翰的確是先知。 33 於是他們回答耶穌:“我們不知道。”耶穌對他們說:“我也不告訴你們我憑甚麼權柄作這些事。”
路加福音 20:1-8 Chinese New Version (Traditional) (CNVT)
質問耶穌憑甚麼權柄作事
20 有一天,耶穌在殿裡教導人,宣講福音,眾祭司長、經學家和長老上前來,2 對他說:“告訴我們,你憑著甚麼權柄作這些事?給你這權柄的是誰?” 3 他回答他們:“我也要問你們一句話,你們告訴我: 4 約翰的洗禮是從天上來的,還是從人來的呢?” 5 他們就彼此議論說:“如果我們說:‘是從天上來的’,他就會問:‘那你們為甚麼不相信他呢?’ 6 如果我們說:‘是從人來的’,眾人都會用石頭打我們,因為他們都認定約翰是先知。” 7 於是他們回答耶穌:“我們不知道是從哪裡來的。” 8 耶穌說:“我也不告訴你們,我憑著甚麼權柄作這些事。”
馬太福音 21:28-46 Chinese New Version (Traditional) (CNVT)
兩個兒子的比喻
28 “你們認為怎樣?有一個人,他有兩個兒子。他去對大兒子說:‘孩子,你今天到葡萄園去工作吧。’ 29 他說:‘我不想去。’但後來他改變主意,就去了。 30 父親又照樣去吩咐小兒子。小兒子說:‘父親,我會去的。’後來卻沒有去。 31 這兩個兒子,哪一個聽父親的話呢?”他們說:“大兒子。”耶穌對他們說:“我實在告訴你們:稅吏和娼妓比你們先進 神的國。 32 約翰來到你們那裡,指示你們行義路(或譯:“約翰在義路中,來到你們這裡”),你們不信他;稅吏和娼妓卻信了他。你們看見了之後,還是沒有改變心意去信他。
佃戶的比喻
33 “你們再聽一個比喻:有一個家主,栽種了一個葡萄園,四面圍上籬笆,在園子裡挖了一個壓酒池,蓋了一座瞭望臺,然後把園子租給佃戶,就遠行去了。 34 到了收成的時候,園主派了僕人到佃戶那裡,收取應該納給他的果子。 35 佃戶卻抓住他的僕人,打傷一個,殺了一個,又用石頭打死一個。 36 於是園主再派其他的僕人去,人數比前一次更多,但佃戶也是同樣對付他們。 37 最後,他派了自己的兒子去,說:‘他們必尊敬我的兒子。’ 38 佃戶看見他的兒子,就彼此說:‘這是繼承產業的;來,我們殺了他,佔有他的產業吧!’ 39 於是他們抓住他,把他推出葡萄園外殺了。40 那麼,葡萄園的主人來到的時候,會怎樣對待那些佃戶呢?” 41 他們回答:“他會毫不留情地除掉那些惡人,把葡萄園租給按時繳納果子的佃戶。” 42 耶穌對他們說:“經上記著:
‘建築工人所棄的石頭,
成了房角的主要石頭;
這是主所作的,
在我們眼中看為希奇。’
這話你們沒有念過嗎? 43 因此我告訴你們, 神的國要從你們那裡取去,賜給那結果子的外族人。 44 誰跌在這石頭上,就必摔碎;這石頭掉在誰的身上,就必把他壓得粉碎。”
45 祭司長和法利賽人聽了耶穌這些比喻,知道是指著他們說的。 46 他們想要逮捕他,但又怕群眾,因為他們都認為耶穌是先知。
馬可福音 12:1-12 Chinese New Version (Traditional) (CNVT)
佃戶的比喻
12 耶穌又用比喻對他們說:“有一個人栽種了一個葡萄園,四面圍上籬笆,挖了一個壓酒池,蓋了一座瞭望臺,然後租給佃戶,就遠行去了。 2 到了時候,園主派了一個僕人到佃戶那裡,向佃戶收取葡萄園一部分的果子。 3 佃戶抓住他,打了他,放他空手回去。 4 園主再派另外一個僕人到他們那裡,他們打傷了他的頭,並且侮辱他。5 園主又派另一個去,他們就把他殺了。後來又派去許多僕人,有的給他們打了,有的給他們殺了。 6 還有一個,就是園主的愛子,最後園主派他到那裡去,說:‘他們必尊敬我的兒子。’ 7 那些佃戶卻彼此說:‘這是繼承產業的;來,我們殺了他,產業就是我們的了。’ 8 於是抓住他,把他殺了,扔在葡萄園外。 9 這樣,葡萄園的主人要怎麼辦呢?他要來除掉那些佃戶,把葡萄園租給別人。 10 你們沒有念過這段聖經嗎:
‘建築工人所棄的石頭,
成了房角的主要石頭;
11 這是主所作的,
在我們眼中看為希奇。’”
12 他們知道他這比喻是針對他們說的,就想要捉拿他,但因為害怕群眾,只好離開他走了。
路加福音 20:9-19 Chinese New Version (Traditional) (CNVT)
佃戶的比喻
9 於是耶穌向眾人講了這個比喻:“有一個人栽種了一個葡萄園,租給佃戶,就遠行去了很久。 10 到了時候,園主派了一個僕人到佃戶那裡,叫他們把葡萄園當納的果子交給他。佃戶卻打了他,放他空手回去。 11 園主又派另一個僕人去,佃戶又打了他,並且侮辱他,也叫他空手回去。 12 於是他又派第三個去,佃戶把他打傷,趕他走了。 13 葡萄園的主人說:‘怎麼辦呢?我要派我的愛子去,也許這一個他們會尊敬的。’ 14 佃戶一看他,就彼此商議說:‘這是繼承產業的,讓我們殺了他,那麼,產業就成為我們的了。’ 15 於是他們把園主的愛子推出葡萄園外殺了。主人要怎樣對待他們呢? 16 他要來除掉這些佃戶,把葡萄園租給別人。”他們聽見了就說:“千萬不要有這樣的事發生!” 17 耶穌看著他們,說:“那麼,
‘建築工人所棄的石頭,
成了房角的主要石頭’,
這經文是甚麼意思呢? 18 凡是跌在那石頭上的,就必摔碎;那石頭掉在誰的身上,就必把他壓得粉碎。” 19 經學家和祭司長知道這比喻是針對他們說的,當時就想動手拿他,可是又害怕群眾。
馬太福音 22:1-22 Chinese New Version (Traditional) (CNVT)
婚筵的比喻
22 耶穌又用比喻對他們說: 2 “天國好像一個王,為兒子擺設婚筵。 3 他派僕人去叫被邀請的人來參加婚筵。但他們不肯來。 4 他再派另一些僕人去,說:‘你們告訴被邀請的人,我已經預備好了筵席,公牛和肥畜已經宰了,一切都預備妥當。來參加婚筵吧!’ 5 但那些人卻不理會就走了;有的去耕田,有的去作買賣, 6 其餘的抓住王的僕人,凌辱他們,並且把他們殺了。 7 王就發怒,派兵消滅那些兇手,焚毀他們的城。 8 然後對僕人說:‘婚筵已經預備好了,只是被邀請的人不配。 9 所以你們要到大路口,凡遇見的,都請來參加婚筵。’
10 “那些僕人就走到街上,把所有遇見的,不論好人壞人,都招聚了來,婚筵上就坐滿了人。 11 王進來與赴筵的人見面,看見有一個人沒有穿著婚筵的禮服, 12 就對他說:‘朋友,你沒有婚筵的禮服,怎能進到這裡來呢?’他就無話可說。 13 於是王對侍從說:‘把他的手和腳都綁起來,丟到外面的黑暗裡,在那裡必要哀哭切齒。’ 14 因為被召的人多,選上的人少。”
以納稅的事問難耶穌
15 法利賽人就去商量,怎樣找耶穌的話柄來陷害他。 16 他們派了自己的門徒和希律黨的人一同去問耶穌:“老師,我們知道你為人誠實,照著真理把 神的道教導人,不顧忌任何人,因為你不徇情面。 17 請把你的意見告訴我們,納稅給凱撒,可不可以呢?” 18 耶穌看出他們的惡意,就說:“虛偽的人,為甚麼試探我呢? 19 拿納稅的錢幣給我看看。”他們就拿了一個銀幣給他。 20 耶穌問他們:“這是誰的像,誰的名號?” 21 他們回答:“凱撒的。”他就對他們說:“凱撒的應當歸給凱撒, 神的應當歸給 神。” 22 他們聽了,十分驚奇,就離開他走了。
馬可福音 12:13-17 Chinese New Version (Traditional) (CNVT)
以納稅的事問難耶穌
13 後來,他們派了幾個法利賽人和希律黨的人到耶穌那裡去,要找他的把柄來陷害他。 14 他們來到了,就對他說:“老師,我們知道你為人誠實,不顧忌任何人,因為你不徇情面,只照著真理把 神的道教導人。請問納稅給凱撒可以不可以?我們該納不該納呢?” 15 耶穌看出他們的假意,就對他們說:“你們為甚麼試探我呢?拿一個銀幣來給我,讓我看看。” 16 他們就拿來了。耶穌問他們:“這是誰的像,誰的名號?”他們回答他:“凱撒的。” 17 耶穌說:“凱撒的應當歸給凱撒, 神的應當歸給 神。”他們就對他十分驚奇。
路加福音 20:20-26 Chinese New Version (Traditional) (CNVT)
以納稅的事問難耶穌
20 經學家和祭司長差派奸細偽裝好人去窺探耶穌,要在他的話上抓著把柄,好把他交由總督全權裁決。 21 奸細問他:“老師,我們知道你所說所教的都對,並且不講情面,只照著真理把 神的道教導人。 22 我們納稅給凱撒可以不可以?” 23 耶穌看透他們的詭計,就對他們說: 24 “給我一個銀幣看看,上面是誰的像,誰的名號?”他們說:“凱撒的。” 25 耶穌說:“這樣,凱撒的應當歸給凱撒, 神的應當歸給 神。” 26 他們在群眾面前,不能抓住耶穌的把柄,又希奇他的回答,就沉默下來。
Mark 11:12-14 New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Curses a Fig Tree and Clears the Temple Courts
12 The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. 13 Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. 14 Then he said to the tree, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard him say it.
Matthew 21:20-22 New International Version (NIV)
20 When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. “How did the fig tree wither so quickly?” they asked.
21 Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. 22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
Mark 11:20-26 New International Version (NIV)
20 In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. 21 Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!”
22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 23 “Truly[a] I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” [26] [b]
Matthew 21:23-27 New International Version (NIV)
The Authority of Jesus Questioned
23 Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him. “By what authority are you doing these things?” they asked. “And who gave you this authority?”
24 Jesus replied, “I will also ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. 25 John’s baptism—where did it come from? Was it from heaven, or of human origin?”
They discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Then why didn’t you believe him?’ 26 But if we say, ‘Of human origin’—we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet.”
27 So they answered Jesus, “We don’t know.”
Then he said, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
Mark 11:27-33 New International Version (NIV)
The Authority of Jesus Questioned
27 They arrived again in Jerusalem, and while Jesus was walking in the temple courts, the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders came to him. 28 “By what authority are you doing these things?” they asked. “And who gave you authority to do this?”
29 Jesus replied, “I will ask you one question. Answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. 30 John’s baptism—was it from heaven, or of human origin? Tell me!”
31 They discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Then why didn’t you believe him?’ 32 But if we say, ‘Of human origin’ …” (They feared the people, for everyone held that John really was a prophet.)
33 So they answered Jesus, “We don’t know.”
Jesus said, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.”
Luke 20:1-8 New International Version (NIV)
The Authority of Jesus Questioned
20 One day as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courts and proclaiming the good news, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, together with the elders, came up to him. 2 “Tell us by what authority you are doing these things,” they said. “Who gave you this authority?”
3 He replied, “I will also ask you a question. Tell me: 4 John’s baptism—was it from heaven, or of human origin?”
5 They discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Why didn’t you believe him?’ 6 But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ all the people will stone us, because they are persuaded that John was a prophet.”
7 So they answered, “We don’t know where it was from.”
8 Jesus said, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.”
Matthew 21:28-46 New International Version (NIV)
The Parable of the Two Sons
28 “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’
29 “‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.
30 “Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I will, sir,’ but he did not go.
31 “Which of the two did what his father wanted?”
“The first,” they answered.
Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.
The Parable of the Tenants
33 “Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. 34 When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his fruit.
35 “The tenants seized his servants; they beat one, killed another, and stoned a third. 36 Then he sent other servants to them, more than the first time, and the tenants treated them the same way. 37 Last of all, he sent his son to them. ‘They will respect my son,’ he said.
38 “But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other, ‘This is the heir.Come, let’s kill him and take his inheritance.’ 39 So they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.
40 “Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?”
41 “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end,” they replied, “and he will rent the vineyard to other tenants, who will give him his share of the crop at harvest time.”
42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:
“‘The stone the builders rejected
   has become the cornerstone;
the Lord has done this,
   and it is marvelous in our eyes’[a]?
43 “Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. 44 Anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.”[b]
45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard Jesus’ parables, they knew he was talking about them. 46 They looked for a way to arrest him, but they were afraid of the crowd because the people held that he was a prophet.
Mark 12:1-12 New International Version (NIV)
The Parable of the Tenants
12 Jesus then began to speak to them in parables: “A man planted a vineyard.He put a wall around it, dug a pit for the winepress and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. 2 At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants to collect from them some of the fruit of the vineyard. 3 But they seized him, beat him and sent him away empty-handed.4 Then he sent another servant to them; they struck this man on the head and treated him shamefully. 5 He sent still another, and that one they killed. He sent many others; some of them they beat, others they killed.
6 “He had one left to send, a son, whom he loved. He sent him last of all, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’
7 “But the tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ 8 So they took him and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard.
9 “What then will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others. 10 Haven’t you read this passage of Scripture:
“‘The stone the builders rejected
   has become the cornerstone;
11 the Lord has done this,
   and it is marvelous in our eyes’[a]?”
12 Then the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders looked for a way to arrest him because they knew he had spoken the parable against them. But they were afraid of the crowd; so they left him and went away.
Luke 20:9-19 New International Version (NIV)
The Parable of the Tenants
9 He went on to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time. 10 At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 11 He sent another servant, but that one also they beat and treated shamefully and sent away empty-handed.12 He sent still a third, and they wounded him and threw him out.
13 “Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect him.’
14 “But when the tenants saw him, they talked the matter over. ‘This is the heir,’ they said. ‘Let’s kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ 15 So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.
“What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others.”
When the people heard this, they said, “God forbid!”
17 Jesus looked directly at them and asked, “Then what is the meaning of that which is written:
“‘The stone the builders rejected
   has become the cornerstone’[a]?
18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.”
19 The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way to arrest him immediately, because they knew he had spoken this parable against them. But they were afraid of the people.
Matthew 22:1-22 New International Version (NIV)
The Parable of the Wedding Banquet
22 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. 3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.
4 “Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’
5 “But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business. 6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. 7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
8 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. 9 So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ 10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.
11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. 12 He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’ The man was speechless.
13 “Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
14 “For many are invited, but few are chosen.”
Paying the Imperial Tax to Caesar
15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. 16 They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. “Teacher,” they said, “we know that you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are. 17 Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay the imperial tax[a] to Caesar or not?”
18 But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, “You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me? 19 Show me the coin used for paying the tax.” They brought him a denarius, 20 and he asked them, “Whose image is this? And whose inscription?”
21 “Caesar’s,” they replied.
Then he said to them, “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”
22 When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away.
Mark 12:13-17 New International Version (NIV)
Paying the Imperial Tax to Caesar
13 Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. 14 They came to him and said, “Teacher, we know that you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it right to pay the imperial tax[a] to Caesar or not? 15 Should we pay or shouldn’t we?”
But Jesus knew their hypocrisy. “Why are you trying to trap me?” he asked. “Bring me a denarius and let me look at it.” 16 They brought the coin, and he asked them, “Whose image is this? And whose inscription?”
“Caesar’s,” they replied.
17 Then Jesus said to them, “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.”
And they were amazed at him.
Luke 20:20-26 New International Version (NIV)
Paying Taxes to Caesar
20 Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who pretended to be sincere. They hoped to catch Jesus in something he said, so that they might hand him over to the power and authority of the governor. 21 So the spies questioned him: “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach what is right, and that you do not show partiality but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. 22 Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”
23 He saw through their duplicity and said to them, 24 “Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription are on it?”
“Caesar’s,” they replied.
25 He said to them, “Then give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”
26 They were unable to trap him in what he had said there in public. And astonished by his answer, they became silent.
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