Luke 21:1-4

The Widow’s Offering

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.”

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 21:1-4 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,
6 “As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down.”
7 “Teacher,” they asked, “when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?”
8 He replied: “Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Matthew 27:6; John 8:20
  • 2. 2 Corinthians 8:12
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