Matthew 22 :20

Matthew 22 :20 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

And he said to them, Whose is this image and superscription?

King James Version (KJV)

And he said to them, Whose is this image and superscription?

American Standard Version (ASV)

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

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And he said to them, Whose is this image and name on it?

Webster's Revision

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

World English Bible

He asked them, "Whose is this image and inscription?"

English Revised Version (ERV)

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

Definitions for Matthew 22 :20

Superscription - Inscription; title; a writing over.

Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 22 :20

Whose is this image and superscription? - He knew well enough whose they were; but he showed the excellency of his wisdom, 3dly, in making them answer to their own confusion. They came to ensnare our Lord in his discourse, and now they are ensnared in their own. He who digs a pit for his neighbor ordinarily falls into it himself.

Barnes' Commentary on Matthew 22 :20

This image - The likeness of the reigning prance was usually struck on the coins.

Superscription - The name and titles of the emperor.

Wesley's Commentary on Matthew 22 :20

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