(NIV) Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. 16 They sent their disciples to him along with the
Herodians. "Teacher," they said, "we know you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in
accordance with the truth. You
aren't swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are. 17 Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay taxes
to Caesar or not?"
18 But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, "You hypocrites, why are you
trying to trap me? 19 Show me the
coin used for paying the tax." They brought him a denarius, 20 and he asked them, "Whose portrait is this? And whose
inscription?Ò 21 "Caesar's,"
they replied. Then he said to them, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God
what is God's." 22
When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away.