Luke 21:4
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New International Version
All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on."

New Living Translation
For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has."

English Standard Version
For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

New American Standard Bible
for they all out of their surplus put into the offering; but she out of her poverty put in all that she had to live on."

King James Bible
For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For all these people have put in gifts out of their surplus, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on."

International Standard Version
because all the others contributed to the offering out of their surplus, but she, in her poverty, dropped in everything she had to live on."

NET Bible
For they all offered their gifts out of their wealth. But she, out of her poverty, put in everything she had to live on."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For all of these have cast in whatever excess they had into the place of God's offerings, but this one from her want has cast in everything that she owned.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All of these people have given what they could spare. But she, in her poverty, has given everything she had to live on."

Jubilee Bible 2000
for all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God, but she out of her poverty has cast in all the living that she had.

King James 2000 Bible
For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her poverty has cast in all the living that she had.

American King James Version
For all these have of their abundance cast in to the offerings of God: but she of her penury has cast in all the living that she had.

American Standard Version
for all these did of their superfluity cast in unto the gifts; but she of her want did cast in all the living that she had.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For all these have of their abundance cast into the offerings of God: but she of her want, hath cast in all the living that she had.

Darby Bible Translation
for all these out of their abundance have cast into the gifts [of God]; but she out of her need has cast in all the living which she had.

English Revised Version
for all these did of their superfluity cast in unto the gifts: but she of her want did cast in all the living that she had.

Webster's Bible Translation
For all these have of their abundance cast in to the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.

Weymouth New Testament
For from what they could well spare they have all of them contributed to the offerings, but she in her need has thrown in all she had to live on."

World English Bible
for all these put in gifts for God from their abundance, but she, out of her poverty, put in all that she had to live on."

Young's Literal Translation
for all these out of their superabundance did cast into the gifts to God, but this one out of her want, all the living that she had, did cast in.'
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!

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For all these have of their abundance,.... Which they had remaining; the same Hebrew word signifying to remain, and to abound: they had large possessions, and gave in much, and yet had a great deal left; out of which they

cast in unto the offerings of God; or "gifts of God": not as gifts unto him; or among the gifts of God; but into the treasury where the gifts, and freewill offerings were put; the same with the "Corban", in Matthew 27:6 and so the Syriac version here renders it, "the house of the offering of God": and it is expressed in the plural; because there were several chests, in which these gifts were put, for various uses; See Gill on Mark 12:41.

but she of her penury hath cast in all the living she had; See Gill on Mark 12:44.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4. of their abundance—their superfluity; what they had to spare," or beyond what they needed.

of her penury—or "want" (Mr 12:44)—her deficiency, of what was less than her own wants required, "all the living she had." Mark (Mr 12:44) still more emphatically, "all that she had—her whole subsistence." Note: (1) As temple offerings are needed still for the service of Christ at home and abroad, so "looking down" now, as then "up," Me "sees" who "cast in," and how much. (2) Christ's standard of commendable offering is not our superfluity, but our deficiency—not what will never be missed, but what costs us some real sacrifice, and just in proportion to the relative amount of that sacrifice. (See 2Co 8:1-3.)

Luke 21:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Poor Widow's Offering
3And He said, "Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all of them; 4for they all out of their surplus put into the offering; but she out of her poverty put in all that she had to live on."
Cross References
Mark 12:44
They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything--all she had to live on."

Luke 21:3
"Truly I tell you," he said, "this poor widow has put in more than all the others.

2 Corinthians 8:12
For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.
Treasury of Scripture

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