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Mark 12:44


For they all gave out of their wealth. 1  But she, out of her poverty, put in what she had to live on, everything she had.” 2 


De 24:6; 1Ch 29:2-17; 2Ch 24:10-14; 2Ch 31:5-10; 2Ch 35:7,8; Ezr 2:68,69; Ne 7:70-72; Mr 14:8; Lu 8:43; Lu 15:12,30; Lu 21:2-4; 2Co 8:2,3; Php 4:10-17; 1Jo 3:17

NET © Notes

tn Grk “out of what abounded to them.”

sn The contrast between this passage, 12:41-44, and what has come before in 11:27-12:40 is remarkable. The woman is set in stark contrast to the religious leaders. She was a poor widow, they were rich. She was uneducated in the law, they were well educated in the law. She was a woman, they were men. But whereas they evidenced no faith and actually stole money from God and men (cf. 11:17), she evidenced great faith and gave out of her extreme poverty everything she had.

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