Life of Jesus
Miracle of the Coin in the Fish's Mouth
24 When they had come to Capernaum, those who received the temple tax came to
Peter and said, "Does your Teacher not pay the temple tax?"
25 He said, "Yes." And when he had come into the house, Jesus anticipated him,
saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take
customs or taxes, from their sons or from strangers?"
26 Peter said to Him, "From strangers." Jesus said to him, "Then the sons are
27 "Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take
the fish that comes up first. And when you have opened its mouth, you will find a
piece of money; take that and give it to them for Me and you."