Skip to main content

Mark 12:43-44

He

called his disciples to himself, and said to them, “Most certainly I tell you, this poor widow gave more than all those who are giving into the treasury, for they all gave out of their abundance, but she, out of her poverty, gave all that she had to live on.”
Mark 12:43-44

Context

Mark 12 [41.] Jesus sat down opposite the treasury, and saw how the multitude cast money into the treasury. Many who were rich cast in much. A poor widow came, and she cast in two small brass coins,[f] which equal a quadrans coin.[g] He called his disciples to himself, and said to them, “Most certainly I tell you, this poor widow gave more than all those who are giving into the treasury, for they all gave out of their abundance, but she, out of her poverty, gave all that she had to live on.”

Mark 13 [1.] As he went out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Teacher, see what kind of stones and what kind of buildings!”

Mark 13 [2.] Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone on another, which will not be thrown down.”

Footnotes:

f. Mark 12:42 literally, lepta (or widow’s mites). Lepta are very small brass coins worth half a quadrans each, which is a quarter of the copper assarion. Lepta are worth less than 1% of an agricultural worker’s daily wages.

g. Mark 12:42 A quadrans is a coin worth about 1/64 of a denarius. A denarius is about one day’s wages for an agricultural laborer.


beggars
PIB Scriptures are derived from the World English Bible