“And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.”
King James Version (KJV)
Other Translations of Mark 12:42
“And there came a certaine poore widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.”King James Version (1611)
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“A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent.”New American Standard Version (1995)
“And there came a poor widow, and she cast in two mites, which make a farthing.”American Standard Version (1901)
“And there came a poor widow, and she put in two little bits of money, which make a farthing.”Basic English Bible
“And a poor widow came and cast in two mites, which is a farthing.”Darby Bible
“And there came a certain poor widow, and she cast in two mites, which make a farthing. ”Douay Rheims Bible
“And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. ”Webster's Bible
“But there came one poor widow and dropped in two farthings, equal in value to a halfpenny.”Weymouth Bible
“A poor widow came, and she cast in two small brass coins, which equal a quadrans coin.”World English Bible
“But whanne a pore widewe was comun, sche keste two mynutis, that is, a ferthing.”Wycliffe Bible
“and having come, a poor widow did put in two mites, which are a farthing.”Youngs Literal Bible
Hope Yibor's comment on 2013-09-23 01:07:42:
I personally believe that what the widow did was more of the spirit than of the flesh. How could Jesus have known she what dropped in the offering bowl if not for the spiritual eye.
When we begin to see that our giving has a spiritual connotation or what it does in the realms of the spirit am sure we would reconsider our giving attitude.
I believe again that though she was materially or financially poor she was spiritually rich. A reference to Matthew 5:3. explains my point deeply. Having had her mentioned in the Bible heaven has recognised her work of giving.
Shirley B Dean's comment on 2012-11-07 08:13:54:
The detailed commentary is both informative and encouraging. It has changed my attitude about giving what in earthly terms amounts to a very small amount - comparable to the widow's small gift. It is also a reminder that as far as God is concerned, "it's a heart thing!" Thank you.
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