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 275  The QUESTION of TRIBUTE
  Matt 22   Mark 12  Luke 20
        20 So they watched him,
15 Then the Pharisees* went 13 And they <send> to him   and sent  
  and took counsel some of the Pharisees* 

 

spies,

 

 [see Matt 22:16 below]

  and some of the Hero'di-ans*

 

 
  how to entangle him   to entrap him    that they might take hold of
  in his talk.   in his talk.   what he said,
          so as to deliver him up
          to the authority
          and jurisdiction of the governor.

16

And they sent their disciples

14

And they came     
to him,   and <say> to him,

21

They asked him,
  along with the Hero'di-ans,*  

[see Mark 12:13 above]

   
  saying, "Teacher,   "Teacher,   "Teacher,
  we know that you are true,   we know that you are true,   we know that you speak
          and teach rightly,
      and care for no man;   and show no partiality,
      for you do not regard    
    

 

the position of men;

 

 
  and teach   but truly teach

22

but truly teach
  the way of God   the way of God.   the way of God.
  truthfully,        
  and care for no man;        
  for you do not regard        
  the position of men.        

17

Tell us, then, what you think.        
  Is it lawful       Is it lawful       Is it lawful for us    
  to pay taxes to Caesar,     to pay taxes to Caesar,     to pay <tribute> to Caesar,  
  or not?"   or not?   or not?"
   

15

Should we pay them,     

 

    or should we not?"

 

 

18

But Jesus,        

 

aware of their malice,

 

But knowing their hypocrisy

23

But he perceived their craftiness,
  said,   he said to them,   and said to them,  
  "Why put me to the test,   "Why put me to the test?       
  you hypocrites?          

19

<Show off for> me   Bring me

24

"Show me
  the money for the tax."    a coin, *   a coin.*
      and let me look at it."    
  And they brought him a coin.*

16

And they brought one.      

20

And <he says> to them,  

 

And he <says> to them,

 

 
  "Whose likeness   "Whose likeness   Whose likeness

 

and inscription is this?"   and inscription is this?"

 

and inscription has it?"

21

They <say to him>,   They said to him   They said,
  "Caesar's."   "Caesar's."   "Caesar's."
  Then he <says> to them,

17

Jesus said to them,    
  "Render therefore to Caesar   "Render to Caesar

25

"Then render to Caesar
  the things that are Caesar's,   the things that are Caesar's,   the things that are Caesar's,
  and to God   and to God   and to God

 

the things that are God's."     the things that are God's."  

 

the things that are God's."  

22

When they heard it,   And

26

And they were not able
          in the presence of the people
          to catch him by what he said;
  they marveled

 

they were amazed   but marveling

 

 

 

at him.

 

at his answer 
  and they left him       they were silent.
  and went away.        

Color Code
 Blue  Three texts use same vocabulary.
 Teal  Two texts use same vocabulary.
 Black   Words unique to a particular text.
   No parallel element in this gospel.
*  Same wording, different order.
 <says>  RSV wording revised to reflect Greek.
275  Sequence in synoptic outlines
 
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