It’s A Trap; Learning Under Jesus

Later that day, a group of Pharisee students and Jews that work for King Herod came up to Jesus.   "Teacher," they said, "we know that you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren't swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are. Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not?" I looked at the crowd, then at Jesus. It was a trap. Jerusalemites told Pilate that they would rather die than allow the imperial standards bearing Caesar's image into the city. This coin and the attendant tax had incited a revolt a quarter-century earlier.