Luke 21:2
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.

Berean Study Bible
and He saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins.

Berean Literal Bible
and He saw a certain poor widow casting in two lepta.

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
He also saw a poor widow putting in a few cents.

Good News Translation
and he also saw a very poor widow dropping in two little copper coins.

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.

New Heart English Bible
He saw a certain poor widow casting in two lepta.

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.

New American Standard 1977
And He saw a certain poor widow putting in two small copper 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,
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. 3“Truly I tell you,” He said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others.…
Cross References
Mark 12:42
Then one poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amounted to a small fraction of a denarius.

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

Treasury of Scripture

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

mites.

Mark 12:42
And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.







Lexicon
and
δέ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

He saw
εἶδεν (eiden)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

a
τινα (tina)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

poor
πενιχρὰν (penichran)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3998: Poor, needy. Prolongation from the base of penes; necessitous.

widow
χήραν (chēran)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5503: Feminine of a presumed derivative apparently from the base of chasma through the idea of deficiency; a widow, literally or figuratively.

put
βάλλουσαν (ballousan)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 906: (a) I cast, throw, rush, (b) often, in the weaker sense: I place, put, drop. A primary verb; to throw.

in
ἐκεῖ (ekei)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1563: (a) there, yonder, in that place, (b) thither, there. Of uncertain affinity; there; by extension, thither.

two
δύο (dyo)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1417: Two. A primary numeral; 'two'.

small copper coins.
λεπτὰ (lepta)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3016: Neuter of a derivative of the same as lepis; something scaled, i.e. A small coin.
(2) A certain poor widow.--St. Luke's word for "poor" differs from St. Mark's, and seems to have been carefully chosen to express the fact that the widow, though "needy," and compelled to work for her scanty maintenance, was yet not a "beggar," as the more common word for "poor" suggested. It is not found elsewhere in the New Testament.

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. 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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