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κῆνσος

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
κῆνσος, ου, ὁ
Greek transliteration: 
kēnsos
Simplified transliteration: 
kensos
Numbers
Strong's number: 
2778
GK Number: 
3056
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
4
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-2a
Gloss: 
(poll) tax
Definition: 
a census, assessment, enumeration of the people and a valuation of their property;, in NT tribute, tax, Mt. 17:25; poll-tax, Mt. 22:17, 19; Mk. 12:14*

Greek-English Concordance for

Matthew 17:25 “Yes,” he answered. And when he went into the house, Jesus spoke to Peter first, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do earthly kings collect tolls or taxes (kēnson | κῆνσον | acc sg masc) — from their sons or from outsiders?”
Matthew 22:17 So tell us, what do you think? Is it proper to pay a tax (kēnson | κῆνσον | acc sg masc) to Caesar or not?”
Matthew 22:19 Show me the coin used for the tax.” (kēnsou | κήνσου | gen sg masc) So they brought him a denarius.
Mark 12:14 When they came they said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are truthful and that the opinion of another is of no concern to you. For you do not regard the position of men, but you truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay tax (kēnson | κῆνσον | acc sg masc) to Caesar, or not? Should we give, or should we not pay?”