Harmony of The Gospels: Topic 98

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(98) Jesus Pays His Taxes

Matthew 17:24-27

      [24]When Jesus and His disciples arrived in Capernaum, those who collected the tribute money came to Peter and said, “Doesn’t your master pay the temple tax?”

      [25]“Yes, he does,” Peter replied.

      Peter went into the house, but before he could speak, Jesus said, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth collect customs or taxes, from their own sons or from strangers?”

      [26]“From strangers,” Peter replied.

      “Then the sons are free,” Jesus said to him. [27]”Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook. Take the first fish you catch and open its mouth, and you will find a piece of money. Take it and give it to them for me and you.”

(98) Jesus Pays His Taxes

Matthew 17:24-27, KJV

24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? 25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? 26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. 27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

Harmony of The Gospels: The Four Gospels arranged into a single narrative

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