Mark 12:38 As Jesus taught, he said,
“Beware of the scribes, who like to walk
around in long robes, and to be greeted
with respect in the marketplaces, 39 and
to have the best seats in the synagogues
and places of honour at banquets! 40
They devour widows’ houses and for the
sake of appearance say long prayers.
They will receive the greater condemnation.”
41 He sat down opposite the treasury,
and watched the crowd putting money
(chalkon) into the treasury. Many rich
people put in large sums. 42 A poor
widow came and put in two small copper coins (lepta),
which are worth a penny.
43 Then he called his disciples and
said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor
widow has put in more than all those
who are contributing to the treasury. 44
For all of them have contributed out of
their abundance; but she out of her
poverty has put in everything she had,
all she had to live on.”
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