God and Caesar

20 They[a](A) watched closely(B) and sent spies(C) who pretended to be righteous,[b] so they could catch Him in what He said,[c](D) to hand Him(E) over to the governor’s(F) rule and authority.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 20:20 The scribes and chief priests of v. 19
  2. Luke 20:20 Or upright; that is, loyal to God’s law
  3. Luke 20:20 Lit catch Him in [a] word

Paying Taxes to Caesar(A)

20 Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who pretended to be sincere. They hoped to catch Jesus in something he said,(B) so that they might hand him over to the power and authority of the governor.(C)

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10 This is so God’s multi-faceted wisdom(A) may now be made known through the church to the rulers and authorities in the heavens.(B)

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10 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God(A) should be made known(B) to the rulers and authorities(C) in the heavenly realms,(D)

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15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and disgraced them publicly; He triumphed over them by Him.[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Colossians 2:15 Or them through it; = through the cross

15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities,(A) he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them(B) by the cross.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Colossians 2:15 Or them in him

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