render unto caesar the things which are caesar's

Cultural Dictionary

Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's definition

Keep politics separate from certain other fields, such as religion. This is part of a saying of Jesus in the Gospels; the full version is “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's.”

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