As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, â€œThe Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised.â€ And they were greatly distressed.
When they reached Capernaum, the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and said, â€œDoes your teacher not pay the temple tax?â€ He said, â€œYes, he does.â€ And when he came home, Jesus spoke of it first, asking, â€œWhat do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tribute? From their children or from others?â€ When Peter said, â€œFrom others,â€ Jesus said to him, â€œThen the children are free. However, so that we do not give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook; take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a coin; take that and give it to them for you and me.â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.