Luke 21:2
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New International Version
He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins.

New Living Translation
Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins.

English Standard Version
and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins.

New American Standard Bible
And He saw a poor widow putting in two small copper coins.

King James Bible
And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He also saw a poor widow dropping in two tiny coins.

International Standard Version
Then he saw a destitute widow drop in two small copper coins.

NET Bible
He also saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he saw also a certain poor widow who cast in two shemonas.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He noticed a poor widow drop in two small coins.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he saw also a certain poor widow casting two mites in there.

King James 2000 Bible
And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in there two mites.

American King James Version
And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.

American Standard Version
And he saw a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in two brass mites.

Darby Bible Translation
but he saw also a certain poor widow casting therein two mites.

English Revised Version
And he saw a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he saw also a certain poor widow, casting in thither two mites.

Weymouth New Testament
He also saw a poor widow dropping in two farthings,

World English Bible
He saw a certain poor widow casting in two small brass coins.

Young's Literal Translation
and he saw also a certain poor widow casting there two mites,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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!

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. The mite (λεπτόν) was the smallest current coin. Two of these little pieces were the smallest legal offering which could be dropped into the "trumpet." But this sum, as the Heart-reader, who knew all things, tells us (ver. 4), was every particle of money she had in the world; and it was this splendid generosity on the part of the poor solitary widow which won the Lord's praise, which has touched the hearts of so many generations since, which has stirred up in so many hearts an admiration of an act so strangely beautiful, but well-nigh inimitable.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he saw also a certain poor widow,.... Whom he took particular notice of above all the rest: the poor, and the widow, are regarded by him, and are his care; nor are their mean services, done in faith, and from a principle of love, despised by him, but preferred to the greater services of others, where faith and love are wanting:

casting in thither two mites; the value of a farthing. The Persic version renders it, "two bottoms of yarn"; See Gill on Mark 12:42,

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. two mites—"which make a farthing" (Mr 12:42), the smallest Jewish coin. "She might have kept one" [Bengel].

Luke 21:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Poor Widow's Offering
1And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury. 2And He saw a poor widow putting in two small copper coins. 3And He said, "Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all of them;…
Cross References
Mark 12:42
But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.

Luke 21:3
"Truly I tell you," he said, "this poor widow has put in more than all the others.
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And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.

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Mark 12:42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, …

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