Mark 12:36-44 ESV

36 David himself, 1in the Holy Spirit, declared, 2"'The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies 3under your feet.'

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37 David himself calls him Lord. So 4how is he his son?" And the great throng 5heard him gladly.

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Beware of the Scribes

38 6And in his teaching he said, "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces

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39 and have the best seats in the synagogues and 7the places of honor at feasts,

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40 8who devour widows' houses and 9for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation."

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The Widow's Offering

41 10And he sat down opposite 11the treasury and watched the people 12putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums.

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      42 And a poor widow came and put in two 13small copper coins, which make a penny.a

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        • Ÿ 12:42 - Greek two lepta, which make a kodrantes; a kodrantes (Latin quadrans) was a Roman copper coin worth about 1/64 of a denarius (which was a day's wage for a laborer)
          43 And he called his disciples to him and said to them, "Truly, I say to you, 14this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box.

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          44 For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her 15poverty has put in everything she had, all 16she had to live on."

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