render unto Caesar

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render unto Caesar

To yield something to the government, usually money. The phrase alludes to a statement made by Jesus: "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's," in response to questions about Caesar's ability to tax Jews. Time to render unto Caesar that which is his—our obnoxiously large tax bill.
See also: caesar, render, unto
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