Mark 12:42-44

42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.
43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.
44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”

Mark 12:42 in Other Translations

KJV
42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
ESV
42 And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny.
NLT
42 Then a poor widow came and dropped in two small coins.
MSG
42 One poor widow came up and put in two small coins - a measly two cents.
CSB
42 And a poor widow came and dropped in two tiny coins worth very little./ 64 of a daily wage, was the smallest Roman coin.

Mark 12:42-44 In-Context

40 They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will be punished most severely.”
41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts.
42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.
43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.
44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. 2 Corinthians 8:12
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