1 NOW it was in those days that there went forth a mandate from Augustus Caesar to enrol the people of his dominion.
2 This enrolment was first made under the government of Qurinos in Suria.
3 And every man went to be enrolled in his city.
4 And Jauseph also went up from Natsrath of Galila, unto Jehud, to the city of David, which is called Beth-lechem, because he was of the house and of the family of David,
5 with Mariam his espoused while with child, there to be enrolled.
Pilatos saith to him, With me speakest thou not? Knowest thou not that I have power to release thee, and power to crucify thee?
Jeshu saith to him, Thou against ME hast no power, no not any, unless it hath been given to thee from above: wherefore he who delivered me to thee hath a sin greater than thine.
For a great door is opened to me, which is full of labours, and the opposers are many.
Be at one with thine adversary quickly, while thou art with him in the way; lest thy adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the exactor, and thou fall into the house of the bound.
And, Amen I say unto thee, that thou shalt not come forth from thence till thou hast rendered the last shamuna.
12 And let your conversation be good before all men; and they who speak against you malicious words shall see your good deeds, and shall glorify Aloha in the day of the probation.
13 And be subject to all men for the sake of Aloha: to kings, on account of their authority;
14 and to judges, because from him they are sent for the punishment of transgressors, and for the commendation of good works.
and before governors and kings bring you, on my account, for the testimony concerning them and the gentiles.
But when they deliver you up, be not solicitous how or what you shall speak; for it is given you in that hour what you shall speak.
1 LET every soul to the powers of dominion be subject. For there is no power that is not from Aloha, and the powers that be, of Aloha are they instituted.
2 Whoever then riseth up against the power, against the institution of Aloha he riseth; and they who arise against them will receive judgment.
3 For judges are not a terror to the workers of good, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do good, and thou shalt have praise from him.
4 For he is the servant of Aloha, but to thee for good: and if thou do evil, fear; for not in vain is he girded with the sword; for he is the servant of Aloha, and the dispenser of wrath to them who do evil.
5 And because of this are we bound to be subject, not for the wrath only, but also because of conscience.
6 On this account also give we tribute to them; for they are the servants of Aloha over these things constituted.
7 Render therefore to every man as is due to him: to whom tribute (is due,) tribute; and to whom custom, custom; and to whom reverence, reverence; and to whom honour, honour.
And to no man owe any thing, but one another to love. For whoever loveth his neighbour fulfilleth the law:
17 Tell us then, how doth it appear to thee? is it lawful to give head-money unto Cesar or not?
18 But Jeshu knew their malice, and said, Why do you tempt me, you hypocrites?
19 Show me the denarius of the head-silver. And they presented to him a denarius.
20 And Jeshu said to them, Whose are this image and inscription?
21 They say, Cesar's. He saith to them, Give then (the things) of Cesar unto Cesar, and (the things) of Aloha unto Aloha.
24 And when they came to Kapher-nachum, they who took the two zuzis, the head-silver, approached Kipha and said to him, Your master, doth he not give his two zuzeen?
25 He saith to them, Yes. And when Kipha entered the house, Jeshu anticipated him, and said to him, How doth it appear to thee, Shemun? the kings of the earth, from whom do they take custom and headsilver, from their children, or from aliens?
26 Shemun saith to him, From aliens: Jeshu saith to him, Then the children are free.
27 But that we may not offend them, go to the sea, and cast the hook; and the fish that first cometh up, open his mouth; and thou shalt find a stater, that take and present for me and thee.