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Matthew 17:24-18:4


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?"


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?"


Peter said to Him, "From strangers." Jesus said to him, "Then the sons are free.


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.


At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"


Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them,


and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.


Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

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