Bible: Mark 12:38-44

Warnings About Experts in the Law

12:38 In his teaching Jesus 1  also said, “Watch out for the experts in the law. 2  They like walking 3  around in long robes and elaborate greetings 4  in the marketplaces, 12:39 and the best seats in the synagogues 5  and the places of honor at banquets. 12:40 They 6  devour widowsproperty, 7  and as a show make long prayers. These men will receive a more severe punishment.”

The Widow’s Offering

12:41 Then 8  he 9  sat down opposite the offering box, 10  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, 11  worth less than a penny. 12:43 He called his disciples and said to them, “I tell you the truth, 12  this poor widow has put more into the offering box 13  than all the others. 14  12:44 For they all gave out of their wealth. 15  But she, out of her poverty, put in what she had to live on, everything she had.” 16 

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