New American Standard Bible
And he said to them, "Collect no more than what you have been ordered to."
King James Bible
And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, Take no more money than what is appointed to you.
World English Bible
He said to them, "Collect no more than that which is appointed to you."
Young's Literal Translation
and he said unto them, 'Exact no more than that directed you.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Exact - Demand, or take, no more.
Than that which is appointed - That is, by the government. John does not condemn the office, or say that the employment should be forsaken. Though it was hated by the people - though often abused and therefore unpopular - yet "the office itself" was not dishonorable. If there is a government, it must be supported; and of course there must be people whose duty it is to collect taxes, as the means of the proper support of the government; and as such a support of the government is necessary, so the people should pay cheerfully the just apportionment of their rulers, and regard favorably those who are authorized to collect it. See Romans 13:1-6.
LibraryJohn's Witness to Jesus, and God's
'And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not; 16. John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: 17. Whose fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly purge His floor, and will gather the wheat into His garner; but the chaff He will burn with fire unquenchable. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture
Genealogy According to Luke.
Quirinius the Governor of Syria
And some tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, "Teacher, what shall we do?"
Some soldiers were questioning him, saying, "And what about us, what shall we do?" And he said to them, "Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages."
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