Matthew 22:17

“Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Tell vs therefore, what thinkest thou? Is it lawfull to giue tribute vnto Cesar, or not?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Tell us then, what do You think? Is it lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give us, then, your opinion of this: Is it right to give tax to Caesar, or not?
- Basic English Bible

tell us therefore what thou thinkest: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?
- Darby Bible

Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute to Cesar, or not?
- Webster's Bible

Give us your judgement therefore: is it allowable for us to pay a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?"
- Weymouth Bible

Tell us therefore, what do you think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"
- World English Bible

Therfor seie to vs, what it seemeth to thee. Is it leueful that tribute be youun to the emperoure, ether nay?
- Wycliffe Bible

tell us, therefore, what dost thou think? is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 22:17


22:17 Is it lawful to give tribute to Cesar? - If he had said, Yes, the Pharisees would have accused him to the people, as a betrayer of the liberties of his country. If he had said, No, the Herodians would have accused him to the Roman governor.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 22:17


Mt 22:17 Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, nor not? To the Roman emperor, who had subjected Judea. If he had said "no", they expected to denounce him to the Roman governor as teaching sedition. If he had said "yes", they expected it would destroy his influence, as the people hated the Romans and the tribute.

Discussion for Matthew 22:17

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