26 one-fifth of an ounce[a] per man, that is, half a shekel according to the sanctuary shekel, from everyone twenty years old or more who had crossed over to the registered group, 603,550 men.

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Footnotes

  1. 38:26 Lit a beka

47 collect five shekels for each person, according to the standard sanctuary shekel—twenty gerahs to the shekel.[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. 3:47 A shekel is about two-fifths of an ounce of silver

Paying the Temple Tax

24 When they came to Capernaum, those who collected the temple tax approached Peter and said, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?” (A)

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