Mark 12: 13 – 17 Paying the poll-tax to Caesar

Mark 12: 13 – 17 Paying the poll-tax to Caesar Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. They came to him and said, ‘Teacher, we know that you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to whoContinue reading “Mark 12: 13 – 17 Paying the poll-tax to Caesar”

Acts 28: 17 – 31 Paul preaches at Rome under guard

Acts 28: 17 – 31 Paul preaches at Rome under guard Three days later he called together the local Jewish leaders. When they had assembled, Paul said to them: ‘My brothers, although I have done nothing against our people or against the customs of our ancestors, I was arrested in Jerusalem and handed over toContinue reading “Acts 28: 17 – 31 Paul preaches at Rome under guard”

Acts 27: 1 – 12 Paul sails for Rome

Acts 27: 1 – 12 Paul sails for Rome When it was decided that we would sail for Italy, Paul and some other prisoners were handed over to a centurion named Julius, who belonged to the Imperial Regiment. We boarded a ship from Adramyttium about to sail for ports along the coast of the provinceContinue reading “Acts 27: 1 – 12 Paul sails for Rome”

Acts 25: 1 – 12 Paul’s trial before Festus

Acts 25: 1 – 12 Paul’s trial before Festus Three days after arriving in the province, Festus went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem, where the chief priests and the Jewish leaders appeared before him and presented the charges against Paul. They requested Festus, as a favour to them, to have Paul transferred to Jerusalem, forContinue reading “Acts 25: 1 – 12 Paul’s trial before Festus”

Acts 23: 12 – 22 The plot to kill Paul

Acts 23: 12 – 22 The plot to kill Paul The next morning some Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul. More than forty men were involved in this plot. They went to see the chief priests and the elders and said,Continue reading “Acts 23: 12 – 22 The plot to kill Paul”

Acts 22: 30 and 23: 1 – 11 Paul before the Sanhedrin

Acts 22: 30 and 23: 1 – 11 Paul before the Sanhedrin The commander wanted to find out exactly why Paul was being accused by the Jews. So the next day he released him and ordered the chief priests and all the members of the Sanhedrin to assemble. Then he brought Paul and set himContinue reading “Acts 22: 30 and 23: 1 – 11 Paul before the Sanhedrin”

Luke 20: 20 – 26 Paying taxes to Caesar

Luke 20: 20 – 26 Paying taxes to Caesar Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who pretended to be sincere. They hoped to catch Jesus in something he said, so that they might hand him over to the power of the governor. So the spies questioned him: ‘Teacher, we know that youContinue reading “Luke 20: 20 – 26 Paying taxes to Caesar”