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who devour widows' houses and
for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation."
Mark 12:40 Meaning and Commentary
Which devour widows' houses (
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Mark 12:40 In-Context
And in his teaching he said, "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces
and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts,
who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation."
And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums.
And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny.
Matthew 6:5, 7
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