Luke 21:1
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New International Version
As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury.

New Living Translation
While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box.

English Standard Version
Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box,

Berean Study Bible
Then Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury,

Berean Literal Bible
And having looked up, He saw the rich casting their gifts into the treasury,

New American Standard Bible
And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury.

King James Bible
And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He looked up and saw the rich dropping their offerings into the temple treasury.

International Standard Version
Now Jesus looked up and saw rich people dropping their gifts into the offering box.

NET Bible
Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box.

New Heart English Bible
He looked up, and saw the rich people who were putting their gifts into the treasury.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua gazed at the rich who were casting in their offerings to the treasury.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Looking up, Jesus saw people, especially the rich, dropping their gifts into the temple offering box.

New American Standard 1977
And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he looked up and saw the rich casting their gifts into the treasury.

King James 2000 Bible
And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.

American King James Version
And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.

American Standard Version
And he looked up, and saw the rich men that were casting their gifts into the treasury.

Douay-Rheims Bible
AND looking on, he saw the rich men cast their gifts into the treasury.

Darby Bible Translation
And he looked up and saw the rich casting their gifts into the treasury;

English Revised Version
And he looked up, and saw the rich men that were casting their gifts into the treasury.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he looked up, and saw rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.

Weymouth New Testament
Looking up He saw the people throwing their gifts into the Treasury--the rich people.

World English Bible
He looked up, and saw the rich people who were putting their gifts into the treasury.

Young's Literal Translation
And having looked up, he saw those who did cast their gifts to the treasury -- rich men,
Study Bible
The Poor Widow's Offering
1Then Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, 2and He saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins.…
Cross References
2 Kings 12:9
But Jehoiada the priest took a chest and bored a hole in its lid and put it beside the altar, on the right side as one comes into the house of the LORD; and the priests who guarded the threshold put in it all the money which was brought into the house of the LORD.

Mark 12:41
As Jesus was sitting opposite the treasury, He watched the crowd placing money into it. And many rich people put in large amounts.

Luke 20:47
They defraud widows of their houses, and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will receive greater condemnation."

John 8:20
He spoke these words while teaching in the temple courts, near the treasury. Yet no one seized Him, because His hour had not yet come.
Treasury of Scripture

And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.

and saw.

Mark 7:11-13 But you say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, …

Mark 12:41-44 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people …

the treasury.

Joshua 6:19,24 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are …

1 Kings 14:26 And he took away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the …

2 Kings 24:13 And he carried out there all the treasures of the house of the LORD, …

2 Chronicles 36:18 And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the …

Nehemiah 13:13 And I made treasurers over the treasuries, Shelemiah the priest, …

Matthew 27:6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not …

John 8:20 These words spoke Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: …

XXI.

(1-4) And saw the rich men casting their gifts.--See Notes on Mark 12:41-44. This may, perhaps, be thought of as one of the incidents which St. Luke derived from verbal communication with his brother-evangelist. (See Introduction.)

Verses 1-4. - The widow's mite. We find this little sketch only here and in St. Mark (Mark 12:41-44). The Master was sitting - resting, probably, after the effort of the great denunciation of the scribes and Pharisees - in the covered colonnade of that part of the temple which was open to the Jewish women. Here was the treasury, with its thirteen boxes in the wall, for the reception of the alms of the people. These boxes were called shopheroth, or trumpets, because they were shaped like trumpets, swelling out beneath, and tapering upward into a narrow mouth, or opening, into which the alms were dropped. Some of these "trumpets" were marked with special inscriptions, denoting the destination of the offerings. Verse 1. - And he looked up, and saw the rich men outing their gifts into the treasury. It is not improbable that a special stream of almsgivers were just then passing through the temple court, many being specially impressed by the solemn words they had just been listening to. And he looked up,.... As Christ sat over against the treasury, looking upon the ground, he lift up his eyes; for the treasury was not in an high place, or above Christ, who was right against it. The Syriac, Arabic, and Persic versions leave out this clause.

And saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury; See Gill on Mark 12:41. CHAPTER 21

Lu 21:1-4. The Widow's Two Mites.

1. looked up—He had "sat down over against the treasury" (Mr 12:41), probably to rest, for He had continued long standing as he taught in the temple court (Mr 11:27), and "looking up He saw"—as in Zaccheus' case, not quite casually.

the rich, etc.—"the people," says Mr 12:41 "cast money into the treasury, and many rich east in much"; that is, into chests deposited in one of the courts of the temple to receive the offerings of the people towards its maintenance (2Ki 12:9; Joh 8:20).21:1-4 From the offering of this poor widow, learn that what we rightly give for the relief of the poor, and the support of God's worship, is given unto God; and our Saviour sees with pleasure whatever we have in our hearts to give for the relief of his members, or for his service. Blessed Lord! the poorest of thy servants have two mites, they have a soul and a body; persuade and enable us to offer both unto thee; how happy shall we be in thine accepting of them!
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