The Lord of the temple surely didn’t need to pay the temple tax, but He paid it on account of others who might be tempted.

BibleGateway: Matthew 17:24-27

ESV Text: Matthew 17:24-27



KJV Text:

The section starts at about 2:56 and ends at about 3:49

     24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? 25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? 26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. 27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 464:
Blest Be the Tie That Binds

— Organ Audio


1. Blest be the tie that binds 
Our hearts in Christian love; 
The fellowship of kindred minds 
Is like to that above. 

2. Before our Father’s throne 
We pour our ardent prayers; 
Our fears, our hopes, our aims, are one, 
Our comforts and our cares. 

3. We share our mutual woes, 
Our mutual burdens bear, 
And often for each other flows 
The sympathizing tear. 

4. When here our pathways part, 
We suffer bitter pain; 
Yet, one in Christ and one in heart, 
We hope to meet again. 

5. This glorious hope revives 
Our courage by the way, 
While each in expectation lives 
And longs to see the day. 

6. From sorrow, toil, and pain, 
And sin we shall be free 
And perfect love and friendship reign 
Through all eternity. 


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