For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. Therefore he who rejects
this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit. 1Thessalonians
4:7-8 (Paul writing to the followers of Jesus - NKJ)
And when they had come to Capernaum, those who collected the two-drachma tax came
to Peter, and said, "Does your teacher (Jesus) not pay the two- drachma tax?" He
(Peter) said, "Yes."
And when he (Peter) came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, "What
do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth collect customs or poll-tax,
from their sons or from strangers?"
And upon his saying, "From strangers," Jesus said to him, "Consequently the sons
"But, lest we give them offense, go to the sea, and throw in a hook, and take the
first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a stater. Take
that and give it to them for you and Me." Matthew 17:24-27 (NAS)
Save me, O God, by Thy name, and vindicate me by Thy power. Hear my prayer, O God;
give ear to the words of my mouth.
For strangers have risen against me, and violent men have sought my life; they have
not set God before them. Selah.
Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my soul. He will recompense
the evil to my foes; destroy them in Thy faithfulness.
Willingly I will sacrifice to Thee; I will give thanks to Thy name, O LORD, for
it is good. For He has delivered me from all trouble; and my eye has looked with
satisfaction upon my enemies. Psalm 54:1-7 (NAS)
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New Testament -- Mark 14:53 - 14:72.
Old Testament -- Numbers 36.
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