Thou shalt in any wise set [him
] king over thee, whom
the LORD thy God shall choose: [one
] from among
thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set
a stranger over thee, which [is
] not thy brother.
Be it known now unto the king, that, if this city
be builded, and the walls set up [again, then
] will they not pay
toll, tribute, and custom, and [so
] thou shalt endamage the revenue
of the kings.
And I commanded
, and search hath been made, and it is found
that this city of old time hath made insurrection
against kings, and [that
] rebellion and sedition have been made therein. ... Take heed now that ye fail not to do this: why should
damage grow to the hurt of the kings?
Ezra 9:7 Since the days
of our fathers [have
] we [been
] in a great trespass unto this day; and for our iniquities
have we, our kings, [and
] our priests, been delivered into the hand
of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to a spoil, and to confusion
of face, as [it is] this day
There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute
, [and that upon
] our lands and vineyards.
And it yieldeth
much increase unto the kings whom thou hast set over us because of our sins: also they have dominion
over our bodies, and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and we [are
] in great distress.
Tell us therefore, What
thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar
, or not? ... They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render
therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's
unto God the things that are God's.
And when they were come, they say unto him, Master
, we know
that thou art true, and carest
for no man: for thou
regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not? ... And Jesus answering said unto them, Render
to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to
God the things that are God's. And they
marvelled at him.
After this man rose up Judas
of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also
perished; and all, [even
] as many as obeyed him, were dispersed.