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Read Mark 12:13–17

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The Jews resented their Roman occupiers and despised paying taxes to Caesar. The Pharisees and the Herodians, a pro-Herod (Roman) Jewish party, sought to trap Jesus in a religious-state dispute over the issue of taxes. If Jesus answered “Yes” to paying taxes to a pagan ruler, He would lose support from the Jews and be branded as a traitor. If He answered “No “, the…



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