Mark 12:44

44 All of them have given what they could spare. But she, in her poverty, has given everything she had to live on."

Mark 12:44 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 12:44

For all they did cast in of their abundance
Or "superabundance", as the Arabic version renders it; or "superfluity", as the Ethiopic: they abounded in the things of the world, of which they gave only a part; and though they might give much, yet they could easily spare it, and had enough remaining:

but she, of her want;
or "penury", as in ( Luke 21:4 ) ; see ( 2 Corinthians 8:2 ) ;

did cast in all that she had, even all her living;
her whole substance, all that she had in the world; what was to have bought her food, for that day; she left herself nothing, but gave away all, and trusted to providence for immediate supply.

Mark 12:44 In-Context

42 A poor widow dropped in two small coins, worth less than a cent.
43 He called his disciples and said to them, "I can guarantee this truth: This poor widow has given more than all the others.
44 All of them have given what they could spare. But she, in her poverty, has given everything she had to live on."