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Luke 20:21-22

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20:21 Thus 1  they asked him, “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach correctly, 2  and show no partiality, but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. 3  20:22 Is it right 4  for us to pay the tribute tax 5  to Caesar 6  or not?”

1 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “thus” to indicate the implied result of the plans by the spies.

2 tn Or “precisely”; Grk “rightly.” Jesus teaches exactly, the straight and narrow.

3 sn Teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Very few comments are as deceitful as this one; they did not really believe this at all. The question was specifically designed to trap Jesus.

4 tn Or “lawful,” that is, in accordance with God’s divine law. On the syntax of ἔξεστιν (exestin) with an infinitive and accusative, see BDF §409.3.

5 tn This was a “poll tax.” L&N 57.182 states this was “a payment made by the people of one nation to another, with the implication that this is a symbol of submission and dependence – ‘tribute tax.’”

6 tn Or “to the emperor” (“Caesar” is a title for the Roman emperor).



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