Luke 21:1

The Widow's Offering

1 1Jesus[a] looked up and saw the rich 2putting their gifts into 3the offering box,

Luke 21:1 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 21:1

And he looked up
As Christ sat over against the treasury, looking upon the ground, he lift up his eyes; for the treasury was not in an high place, or above Christ, who was right against it. The Syriac, Arabic, and Persic versions leave out this clause. And saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury;
(See Gill on Mark 12:41).

Luke 21:1 In-Context

1 Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box,
2 and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins.
3 And he said, "Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them.
4 For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on."
5 And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said,

Cross References 3

  • 1. For ver. 1-4, see Mark 12:41-44
  • 2. 2 Kings 12:9
  • 3. John 8:20(Gk.)

Footnotes 1