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ATS Bible DictionaryPenny
The Greek drachma, or Roman denarious, equivalent to about fourteen cents. In reading the Scripture passage in which this word, occurs, we should consider that the real value of money, to purchase labor or commodities, was far greater then that now; and also that even the nominal value of the drachma would be better expressed by "shilling," or "franc," than by "penny." Thus, "two hundred shillings' worth of bread would not suffice," Mark 6:37; "he took out two francs and gave them to the host," Luke 10:35. So in Revelation 6:6, "a measure of wheat for a penny" expresses to the English reader the idea of great plenty; whereas the original indicates a distressing scarcity. A drachma in Christ's time was good wages for a day's labor in a vineyard, Matthew 20:2.
Easton's Bible Dictionary(Gr. denarion), a silver coin of the value of about 7 1/2d. or 8d. of our present money. It is thus rendered in the New Testament, and is more frequently mentioned than any other coin (Matthew 18:28; 20:2, 9, 13; Mark 6:37; 14:5, etc.). It was the daily pay of a Roman soldier in the time of Christ. In the reign of Edward III. an English penny was a labourer's day's wages. This was the "tribute money" with reference to which our Lord said, "Whose image and superscription is this?" When they answered, "Caesar's," he replied, "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and to God the things that are God's" (Matthew 22:19; Mark 12:15).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (a.) Denoting pound weight for one thousand; -- used in combination, with respect to nails; as, ten penny nails, nails of which one thousand weight ten pounds.
2. (n.) An English coin, formerly of copper, now of bronze, the twelfth part of an English shilling in account value, and equal to four farthings, or about two cents; -- usually indicated by the abbreviation d. (the initial of denarius).
3. (n.) Any small sum or coin; a groat; a stiver.
4. (n.) Money, in general; as, to turn an honest penny.
5. (n.) See Denarius.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaPENNY
pen'-i (denarion; Latin denarius (which see)): the American Standard Revised Version (Matthew 18:28; Matthew 20:2, 9, 10, 13, etc.) renders it by "shilling" except in Matthew 22:19 Mark 12:15 and Luke 20:24, where it retains the original term as it refers to a particular coin.
Greek1220. denarion -- denarius (a Roman coin)
... coin) NASB Word Usage denarii (7), denarius (9). denarius, pence, penny. Of Latin
origin; a denarius (or ten asses) -- pence, penny(-worth). ...
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ThesaurusPenny (14 Occurrences)
... In the reign of Edward III. an English penny was a labourer's day's wages. ... 4. (n.)
Money, in general; as, to turn an honest penny. 5. (n.) See Denarius. ...
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Penny-worth (1 Occurrence)
Pennyworth (2 Occurrences)
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Bible ConcordancePenny (14 Occurrences)
Matthew 5:26 Most certainly I tell you, you shall by no means get out of there, until you have paid the last penny.
Matthew 10:29 Do not two sparrows sell for a halfpenny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's leave.
Matthew 20:2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
Matthew 20:9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.
Matthew 20:10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.
Matthew 20:13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?
Matthew 22:19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.
Mark 6:8 He charged them to take nothing for the journey except a stick; no bread, no bag, and not a penny in their pockets,
Mark 12:15 Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may see it.
Mark 12:42 But there came one poor widow and dropped in two farthings, equal in value to a halfpenny.
Luke 12:6 Are not five sparrows sold for a penny? and yet not one of them is a thing forgotten in God's sight.
Luke 12:59 I tell you, you will by no means get out of there, until you have paid the very last penny. "
Luke 20:24 Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Caesar's.
Revelation 6:6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
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