15 Then the Pharisees, going out, took counsel as to how they might entrap him in speech.
16 And they sent their disciples to him, with the Herodians, saying: "Teacher, we know that you are truthful, and that you teach the way of God in truth, and that the influence of others is nothing to you. For you do not consider the reputation of men.
17 Therefore, tell us, how does it seem to you? Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar, or not?"
18 But Jesus, knowing their wickedness, said: "Why do you test me, you hypocrites?
19 Show me the coin of the census tax." And they offered him a denarius.
20 And Jesus said to them, "Whose image is this, and whose inscription?"
21 They said to him, "Caesar's." Then he said to them, "Then render to Caesar what is of Caesar; and to God what is of God."
1 Thessalonians 1:1-5
1 Paul and Sylvanus and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians, in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Grace and peace to you. We give thanks to God always for all of you, keeping the memory of you in our prayers without ceasing,
3 remembering your work of faith, and hardship, and charity, and enduring hope, in our Lord Jesus Christ, before God our Father.
4 For we know, brothers, beloved of God, of your election.
5 For our Gospel has not been among you in word alone, but also in virtue, and in the Holy Spirit, and with a great fullness, in the same manner as you know we have acted among you for your sake.
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