The religious leaders decided to try to trick Jesus into saying something that would turn the people and the Roman authorities against him. So they sent their disciples to him with a loaded question:
After Jesus and his disciples arrived back at their home base of Capernaum, the temple tax collectors came looking for them. Jewish law required every male to pay an annual two-drachma tax in support of the temple in Jerusalem.
They asked Peter a question:
We’re attempting to answer the question What exactly are Christians supposed to do? by looking at 50 commands straight from the mouth of Jesus.
The religious leaders came to Jesus with a trick question: