Matthew 22:20

“And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 22:20

And he sayth vnto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He *said to them, "Whose likeness and inscription is this?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to them, Whose is this image and name on it?
- Basic English Bible

And he says to them, Whose [is] this image and superscription?
- Darby Bible

And he saith to them, Whose is this image, and superscription?
- Webster's Bible

Whose likeness and inscription, He asked, "is this?"
- Weymouth Bible

He asked them, "Whose is this image and inscription?"
- World English Bible

And Jhesus seide to hem, Whos is this ymage, and the writyng aboue?
- Wycliffe Bible

and he saith to them, `Whose [is] this image and the inscription?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 22:20

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 22:20


22:20 The tribute money - A Roman coin, stamped with the head of Cesar, which was usually paid in tribute.


Discussion for Matthew 22:20

  • Kerry Campbell on Matthew 22:20
    This is not merely about taxes and duties to civil society, no it goes far deeper.

    What he was saying concerned intrinsic values and justice. Who, (at least on an earthly level) makes the system of value intrinsic to coinage work? Whom makes it possible? The one whose image is stamped on the coin- he gives the value- he validates this otherwise relatively worthless piece of metal the value which is accorded to it. Without which it really is just a valueless conglomeration of refined terrestrial stardust. Caesar gave the value to it- therefore render what is just and true to Caesar as the legitimating power of it, the one from whom, and through whom it derives its value.

    Now ask yourself where your value comes from? Ask yourself why humanity should have intrinsic value, and why that sleeeping infant is of infinite value?

    Whose image do you bear?

    Whose image do you bear?

    Why is human life sacred? Because we bear the image of our maker.


 

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