Chief priests, Sadducees try to trick Jesus
By Joe Sarnicola/Contributing writer
Later, Jesus was challenged by some of the chief priests and scribes. For a second time they tried to use trickery against Jesus. One of them asked Jesus, “Is it lawful for us to pay tribute to Caesar or not?”
Jesus saw through the trap the man was trying to set for Jesus, so he said, “Show me a denarius; whose image and name does it bear?”
“Caesar’s,” came the answer.
So Jesus said, “Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” The man and his companions had no reply to Jesus’ answer.
Sadducees also were there, and they did not believe in the resurrection. They asked Jesus about one of the laws written down by Moses about a man who died without leaving any children. His widow remarried several times, but died childless. “Now at the resurrection whose wife will that woman be?” they asked Jesus.
“The children of this age marry and remarry,” Jesus told them, “but those who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age and to the resurrection of the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. ... That the dead will rise even Moses made known in the passage about the bush, when he called ‘Lord’ the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; and he is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.” “Teacher, you have answered well,” the Sadducees said.
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1. Who were some of the people who tried to trick Jesus?
2. What did Jesus say about Caesar and God?