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Penury

Penury

Poverty; need.

And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all: for all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her PENURY hath cast in all the living that she had. ( Luke 21:1-4 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

Bibliography Information

"Entry for 'Penury'". A King James Dictionary.

PENURY

pen'-u-ri (machcor):

In Proverbs 14:23, with sense of "poverty," "want": "The talk of the lips tendeth only to penury." In the New Testament the word in Luke 21:4 (husterema) is in the Revised Version (British and American) translated "want" (of the widow's mites).


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'PENURY'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.