Truth About Tax — Teachings of Jesus — Lessons from Luke 20

Caesar’s Coin, by Peter Paul Rubens (1612-1614)

Luke 20:19-26 New International Version (NIV)

19 The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way to arrest him immediately, because they knew he had spoken this parable against them. But they were afraid of the people.

Paying Taxes to Caesar

20 Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who pretended to be sincere. They hoped to catch Jesus in something he said, so that they might hand him over to the power and authority of the governor. 21 So the spies questioned him: “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach what is right, and that you do not show partiality but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. 22 Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”

23 He saw through their duplicity and said to them, 24 “Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription are on it?”

“Caesar’s,” they replied.

25 He said to them, “Then give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”

26 They were unable to trap him in what he had said there in public. And astonished by his answer, they became silent.

23 and they exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling a mortal human being or birds or four-footed animals or reptiles. – Romans 1:23 NSRV

Related

[1] bibleaboutmoney.finance.blog/2020/03/14/truth-tax-collectors-and-prostitutes-parable-of-the-two-sons/
[2] bibleaboutmoney.finance.blog/2020/03/28/render-unto-caesar-free-from-tax-2/
[3] bibleaboutmoney.finance.blog/2020/04/16/parable-of-the-pharisee-and-the-publican-penitence-humility-virtue-teachings-of-truth-word-of-god-jesus-christ-lessons-from-luke-18/
[4] https://bibleaboutmoney.finance.blog/2020/03/27/tax-exemption-christs-children-free-from-tax-1/

References & Reflections

[1] poorerthanyou.com/2007/03/27/pay-taxes-on-imaginary-money
[2] schloss-post.com/on-the-imaginary-of-international-taxation
[3] www.repository.law.indiana.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi
[4] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coin_in_the_fish%27s_mouth
[5] http://numismatics.org/pocketchange/fishsmouth/
[6] https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/the-ons-are-free
[7] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WAoqrJi1Sk
[8] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1nOHXirbX8
[9] https://bustedhalo.com/questionbox/what-does-the-fish-with-the-coin-in-its-mouth-symbolize-in-matthew-17
[10] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tribute_Money_(Masaccio)
[11] https://www.gotquestions.org/sign-of-Jonah.html
[12] http://blog.adw.org/2019/03/what-is-the-sign-of-jonah-2/

Author: BibleOnMoney©2020 Kevin Hung

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life

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