Gospel Parallels: The Widows Offering
Mark 12.41–44 || Luke 21.1–4
Parallel is from Aland’s Synopsis of the Four Gospels, parallel #286
[12.41] Then he sat down opposite the offering box, and watched the crowd putting coins into it. Many rich people were throwing in large amounts. [12.42] And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, worth less than a penny. [12.43] He called his disciples and said to them, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the offering box than all the others. [12.44] For they all gave out of their wealth. But she, out of her poverty, put in what she had to live on, everything she had.” (Mark 12.41–44 NET)
[21.1] Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box. [21.2] He also saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. [21.3] He said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. [21.4] For they all offered their gifts out of their wealth. But she, out of her poverty, put in everything she had to live on.” (Luke 21.1–4 NET)
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