9 Aug 2021
As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to his disciples, â€˜The 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€˜Does your teacher not pay the temple tax?â€™ He said, â€˜Yes, he does.â€™ And when he came home, Jesus spoke of it first, asking, â€˜What 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€˜From othersâ€™, Jesus said to him, â€˜Then the children are free. However, so that we do not give offence to them, go to the lake 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.