Luke 21:1-8 NIV

The Widow's Offering

21:1-4pp -- Mk 12:41-44

1 As he looked up, Jesus saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury.1

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2 He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins.a

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    • a 21:2 - Greek "two lepta"
      3 "I tell you the truth," he said, "this poor widow has put in more than all the others.
      4 All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on."2

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      Signs of the End of the Age

      21:5-36pp -- Mt 24; Mk 13 21:12-17pp -- Mt 10:17-22

      5 Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said,

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          6 "As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another;3 every one of them will be thrown down."

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          7 "Teacher," they asked, "when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?"
          8 He replied: "Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am he,' and, 'The time is near.' Do not follow them.4

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