The Widow’s Gift

41 Sitting(A) across from the temple treasury,(B) He watched how the crowd dropped money into the treasury. Many rich(C) people were putting in large sums. 42 And a poor(D) widow came and dropped in two tiny coins worth very little.[a] 43 Summoning His disciples,(E) He said to them, “I assure you:(F) This poor widow has put in more than all those giving to the temple treasury.(G) 44 For they all gave out of their surplus,(H) but she out of her poverty(I) has put in everything she possessed(J)—all she had to live on.”(K)

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 12:42 Lit dropped in two lepta, which is a quadrans; the lepton was the smallest and least valuable Gk coin in use. The quadrans, 1⁄64 of a daily wage, was the smallest Roman coin.

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