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Mark 12:11-13 New Century Version (NCV)

11 The Lord did this,
    and it is wonderful to us.’” Psalm 118:22–23

12 The Jewish leaders knew that the story was about them. So they wanted to find a way to arrest Jesus, but they were afraid of the people. So the leaders left him and went away.

Is It Right to Pay Taxes or Not?

13 Later, the Jewish leaders sent some Pharisees and Herodians[a] to Jesus to trap him in saying something wrong.


  1. 12:13 Herodians A political group that followed Herod and his family.
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Mark 12:11-13 New International Version (NIV)

11 the Lord has done this,
    and it is marvelous in our eyes’[a]?”

12 Then the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders looked for a way to arrest him because they knew he had spoken the parable against them. But they were afraid of the crowd; so they left him and went away.

Paying the Imperial Tax to Caesar

13 Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words.


  1. Mark 12:11 Psalm 118:22,23
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