Mark 12:17

“And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iesus answering, said vnto them, Render to Cesar the things that are Cesars: and to God the things that are Gods. And they maruailed at him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Jesus said to them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they were amazed at Him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesus said unto them, Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's. And they marvelled greatly at him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus said to them, Give to Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and to God the things which are God's. And they were full of wonder at him.
- Basic English Bible

And Jesus answering said to them, Pay what is Caesar's to Caesar, and what is God's to God. And they wondered at him.
- Darby Bible

And Jesus answering, said to them, Render to Cesar the things that are Cesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they wondered at him.
- Webster's Bible

What is Caesar's, replied Jesus, "pay to Caesar--and what is God's, pay to God." And they wondered exceedingly at Him.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus answered them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." They marveled greatly at him.
- World English Bible

And Jhesus answeride and seide to hem, Thanne yelde ye to the emperour tho thingis that ben of the emperours; and to God tho thingis that ben of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Jesus answering said to them, `Give back the things of Caesar to Caesar, and the things of God to God;' and they did wonder at him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 12:17


12:17 They marvelled at him - At the wisdom of his answer.


Discussion for Mark 12:17

  • Leon katz for verse 17
    The Father has ordained the Govt. to care for a nation of people, we are reasonably responsible too obey the laws of the govt. and render our taxes ect. too make our govt strong in leadership. But as called and some chosen we are reasonably responsible for perfecting our consciousness of mind towards obeying the laws of God 's Govt. Both in mind and spirit, as we are returning back to the source of our existence. This was Jesus earthly ministry to make us aware of the Father 's divine Love and authority in and over our earthly lives. Amen

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