Mark 12:43

Called unto him (proskalesameno). Indirect middle voice. The disciples themselves had slipped away from him while the terrific denunciation of the scribes and Pharisees had gone on, puzzled at this turn of affairs. More than all (pleion pantwn). Ablative of comparison (pantwn). It may mean, more than all the rich put together. All that she had (panta osa eicen). Imperfect tense. Cast in (ebalen). Aorist tense, in sharp contrast. All her living (olon ton bion auth). Her livelihood (bio), not her life (zwh). It is a tragedy to see a stingy saint pose as giving the widow's mite when he could give thousands instead of pennies.

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