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Matthew 22:17

    Matthew 22:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Tell us therefore, What think you? Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Matthew 22:17

    Tell - To number; count.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 22:17

    Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar? - Tribute was the tax paid to the Roman government.

    Caesar - The Roman emperor.

    The name Caesar, after the time of Julius Caesar, became common to all the emperors, as Pharaoh was the common name of all the kings of Egypt. The "Caesar" who reigned at this time was Tiberius - a man distinguished for the grossest vices and most disgusting and debasing sensuality.

    Wesley's Notes on 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.