New Living Translation
"They tax the people they have conquered," Peter replied. "Well, then," Jesus said, "the citizens are free!
King James Bible
Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.
Darby Bible Translation
Peter says to him, From strangers. Jesus said to him, Then are the sons free.
World English Bible
Peter said to him, "From strangers." Jesus said to him, "Therefore the children are exempt.
Young's Literal Translation
Peter saith to him, 'From the strangers.' Jesus said to him, 'Then are the sons free;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:26 Then are the sons free - The sense is, This is paid for the use of the house of God. But I am the Son of God. Therefore I am free from any obligation of paying this to my own Father.
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xvii. 19, "Why could not we Cast it Out"? Etc. , and on Prayer.
1. Our Lord Jesus Christ reproved unbelief even in His own disciples, as we heard just now when the Gospel was being read. For when they had said, "Why could not we cast him out?" He answered, "Because of your unbelief."  If the Apostles were unbelievers, who is a believer? What must the lambs do, if the rams totter? Yet the mercy of the Lord did not disdain them in their unbelief; but reproved, nourished, perfected, crowned them. For they themselves, as mindful of their own weakness, said …
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xvii. 21, "How Oft Shall My Brother Sin against Me," Etc.
A Desperate Case --How to Meet It
"Yes, he does," Peter replied. Then he went into the house. But before he had a chance to speak, Jesus asked him, "What do you think, Peter? Do kings tax their own people or the people they have conquered?"
However, we don't want to offend them, so go down to the lake and throw in a line. Open the mouth of the first fish you catch, and you will find a large silver coin. Take it and pay the tax for both of us."
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