22 As they were gathering* in Galilee, Jesus said to them, The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands, 23and they will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised. And they were greatly distressed.
24 When they reached Capernaum, the collectors of the temple tax* came to Peter and said, Does your teacher not pay the temple tax?*
25He said, Yes, he does. And when he came home, Jesus spoke of it first, asking, What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tribute? From their children or from others?
26When Peter* said, From others, Jesus said to him, Then the children are free.
27However, so that we do not give offence to them, go to the lake and cast a hook; take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a coin;* take that and give it to them for you and me.
The New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized Edition), copyright 1989, 1995 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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