Matthew 22:21

“They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They say vnto him, Cesars. Then sayth he vnto them, Render therefore vnto Cesar, the things which are Cesars: and vnto God, the things that are Gods.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They *said to Him, "Caesar's. Then He *said to them, "Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and to God the things that are God's.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They say to him, Caesar's. Then he said to them, Give to Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and to God the things which are God's.
- Basic English Bible

They say to him, Caesar's. Then he says to them, Pay then what is Caesar's to Caesar, and what is God's to God.
- Darby Bible

They say to him, Cesar's. Then saith he to them, Render therefore to Cesar, the things which are Cesar's; and to God, the things that are God's.
- Webster's Bible

Caesar's, they replied. "Pay therefore," He rejoined, "what is Caesar's to Caesar; and what is God's to God."
- Weymouth Bible

They said to him, "Caesar's." Then he said to them, "Give therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."
- World English Bible

Thei seien to hym, The emperouris. Thanne he seide to hem, Therfor yelde ye to the emperoure tho thingis that ben the emperouris, and to God tho thingis that ben of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

they say to him, `Caesar's;' then saith he to them, `Render therefore the things of Caesar to Caesar, and the things of God to God;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 22:21


22:21 They say to him, Cesar's - Plainly acknowledging, by their having received his coin, that they were under his government. And indeed this is a standing rule. The current coin of every nation shows who is the supreme governor of it. Render therefore, ye Pharisees, to Cesar the things which ye yourselves acknowledge to be Cesar's: and, ye Herodians, while ye are zealous for Cesar, see that ye render to God the things that are God's.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 22:21


Mt 22:21 Render therefore unto Caesar. The use of Caesar's coin as the current money was an acknowledgment of Caesar. Let them return his coin when demanded. Unto God the things that are God's. Obedience in moral and spiritual things. Faith, love, obedience and liberal giving for God's work. We are to obey the human government over us, and to obey God. When the first requires us to disobey God, we are to obey him, whatever may be the peril. See Ac 5:29.

Discussion for Matthew 22:21

  • In God's eyes, you were married until death. If no adultry form either partner is apparent, then in the eyes of God you are still married. Re-marrying will only be looked upon as adultry in the eyes of the Lord.
  • Lisa Lowden for verse 21
    does this verse have anything to do with divorce of the christian if there has been no adultry?if so are you still married in Gods eyes if when you got divorced through the courts you didnt know better? and are you free to remarry?

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