Luke 21:1

The Widow’s Offering

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

Luke 21:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.
ESV
1 Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box,
NLT
1 While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box.
MSG
1 Just then he looked up and saw the rich people dropping offerings in the collection plate.
CSB
1 He looked up and saw the rich dropping their offerings into the temple treasury.

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 As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury.
2 He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins.
3 “Truly I tell you,” 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.”
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,

Cross References 1

  • 1. Matthew 27:6; John 8:20