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- Matthew 17:24-27 [ Verse 25 in Original: Greek ]
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- 24 When they came to Capernaum, those who collected the R653 two-drachma F397 tax came to Peter and said, "Does your teacher not pay the R653 two-drachma F397 tax?" 25 He said, "Yes." And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth collect customs R654 or poll-tax, R655 from their sons or from strangers?" 26 When Peter said, "From strangers," Jesus said to him, "Then the sons are exempt. F398 27 "However, so that we do not offend R656 F399 them, go to the sea and throw in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a F400 shekel. Take that and give it to them for you and Me."
F397 Equivalent to two denarii or two days' wages, paid as a temple tax
F398 Or free
F399 Lit cause them to stumble
F400 Lit standard coin, which was a shekel
R653 Exodus 30:13; 38:26
R654 Romans 13:7
R655 Matthew 22:17,19
R656 Matthew 5:29,30; 18:6,8,9; Mark 9:42,43,45,47; Luke 17:2; John 6:61; 1 Corinthians 8:13
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