Matthew 17:24

“And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when they were come to Capernaum, they that receiued tribute money, came to Peter, and said, Doeth not your master pay tribute?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When they came to Capernaum, those who collected the two-drachma {tax} came to Peter and said, "Does your teacher not pay the two-drachma {tax?}"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received the half-shekel came to Peter, and said, Doth not your teacher pay the half-shekel?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when they had come to Capernaum, those who took the Temple tax came to Peter and said, Does not your master make payment of the Temple tax?
- Basic English Bible

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

And when they had come to Capernaum, they that received tribute-money, came to Peter, and said, Doth not your Master pay tribute?
- Webster's Bible

After their arrival at Capernaum the collectors of the half-shekel came and asked Peter, "Does not your Teacher pay the half-shekel?"
- Weymouth Bible

When they had come to Capernaum, those who collected the didrachma coins came to Peter, and said, "Doesn't your teacher pay the didrachma?"
- World English Bible

And he seide, Yhis. And whanne he was comen in to the hous, Jhesus cam bifor hym, and seide, Symount, what semeth to thee? Kyngis of erthe, of whom taken thei tribute? of her sones, ether of aliens?
- Wycliffe Bible

And they having come to Capernaum, those receiving the didrachms came near to Peter, and said, `Your teacher -- doth he not pay the didrachms?' He saith, `Yes.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 17:24


17:24 When they were come to Capernaum - Where our Lord now dwelt. This was the reason why they stayed till he came thither, to ask him for the tribute. Doth not your Master pay tribute? - This was a tribute or payment of a peculiar kind, being half a shekel, (that is, about fifteen pence,) which every master of a family used to pay yearly to the service of the temple, to buy salt, and little things not otherwise provided for. It seems to have been a voluntary thing, which custom rather than any law had established.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 17:24


Mt 17:24 When they were come to Capernaum. They had now returned from the journey north. Doth not your master pay tribute? Not tribute, which would be a tax due an alien, but the half shekel, an annual tax demanded of every male Jew above twenty years for the support of the temple. It would be from twenty-five to thirty-five cents, as the shekel is variously estimated from fifty to seventy cents. The collectors were not publicans, but Jewish authorities.

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