New Living Translation
Even corrupt tax collectors came to be baptized and asked, "Teacher, what should we do?"
King James Bible
Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?
Darby Bible Translation
And tax-gatherers came also to be baptised, and they said to him, Teacher, what should we do?
World English Bible
Tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, "Teacher, what must we do?"
Young's Literal Translation
And there came also tax-gatherers to be baptised, and they said unto him, 'Teacher, what shall we do?'
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LibraryAppendix vii. On the Date of the Nativity of Our Lord
So much, that is generally accessible, has of late been written on this subject, and such accord exists on the general question, that only the briefest statement seems requisite in this place, the space at our command being necessarily reserved for subjects which have either not been treated of by previous writers, or in a manner or form that seemed to make a fresh investigation desirable. At the outset it must be admitted, that absolute certainty is impossible as to the exact date of Christ's Nativity …
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah
Fate of the Enemies of Jesus.
Jesus at Capernaum.
The Distinction of the Holy Spirit from the Father and from his Son, Jesus Christ.
If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much.
For John the Baptist came and showed you the right way to live, but you didn't believe him, while tax collectors and prostitutes did. And even when you saw this happening, you refused to believe him and repent of your sins.
The crowds asked, "What should we do?"
He replied, "Collect no more taxes than the government requires."
When they heard this, all the people--even the tax collectors--agreed that God's way was right, for they had been baptized by John.
Peter's words pierced their hearts, and they said to him and to the other apostles, "Brothers, what should we do?"
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