Mark 12:41
New International Version
Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts.

New Living Translation
Jesus sat down near the collection box in the Temple and watched as the crowds dropped in their money. Many rich people put in large amounts.

English Standard Version
And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums.

Berean Study Bible
As Jesus was sitting opposite the treasury, He watched the crowd putting money into it. And many rich people put in large amounts.

Berean Literal Bible
And having sat down opposite the treasury, He was watching how the crowd cast money into the treasury; and many rich were casting in much.

King James Bible
And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.

New King James Version
Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much.

New American Standard Bible
And Jesus sat down opposite the treasury, and began watching how the people were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large amounts.

NASB 1995
And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the people were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums.

NASB 1977
And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the multitude were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums.

Amplified Bible
And He sat down opposite the [temple] treasury, and began watching how the people were putting money into the treasury. And many rich people were putting in large sums.

Christian Standard Bible
Sitting across from the temple treasury, he watched how the crowd dropped money into the treasury. Many rich people were putting in large sums.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Sitting across from the temple treasury, He watched how the crowd dropped money into the treasury. Many rich people were putting in large sums.

American Standard Version
And he sat down over against the treasury, and beheld how the multitude cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when Yeshua sat down near the treasury, he beheld how the crowds cast money into the treasury and many rich men were casting in much

Contemporary English Version
Jesus was sitting in the temple near the offering box and watching people put in their gifts. He noticed that many rich people were giving a lot of money.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus sitting over against the treasury, beheld how the people cast money into the treasury, and many that were rich cast in much.

English Revised Version
And he sat down over against the treasury, and beheld how the multitude cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.

Good News Translation
As Jesus sat near the Temple treasury, he watched the people as they dropped in their money. Many rich men dropped in a lot of money;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As Jesus sat facing the temple offering box, he watched how [much] money people put into it. Many rich people put in large amounts.

International Standard Version
As Jesus sat facing the offering box, he watched how the crowd was dropping their money into it. Many rich people were dropping in large amounts.

Literal Standard Version
And Jesus having sat down opposite the treasury, was beholding how the multitude puts brass into the treasury, and many rich were putting in much,

NET Bible
Then he sat down opposite the offering box, and watched the crowd putting coins into it. Many rich people were throwing in large amounts.

New Heart English Bible
And he sat down opposite the treasury, and saw how the crowd cast money into the treasury. Many who were rich cast in much.

Weymouth New Testament
Having taken a seat opposite the Treasury, He observed how the people were dropping money into the Treasury, and that many of the wealthy threw in large sums.

World English Bible
Jesus sat down opposite the treasury, and saw how the multitude cast money into the treasury. Many who were rich cast in much.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus having sat down over-against the treasury, was beholding how the multitude do put brass into the treasury, and many rich were putting in much,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Widow's Offering
40They defraud widows of their houses, and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will receive greater condemnation.” 41As Jesus was sitting opposite the treasury, He watched the crowd putting money into it. And many rich people put in large amounts. 42Then one poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amounted to a small fraction of a denarius.…

Cross References
2 Kings 12:9
Then Jehoiada the priest took a chest, bored a hole in its lid, and set it beside the altar on the right side as one enters the house of the LORD. There the priests who guarded the threshold put all the money brought into the house of the LORD.

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 21:1
Then Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury,

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 Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.

sat.

Matthew 27:6
And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.

Luke 21:2
And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.

John 8:20
These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.

money.

Mark 10:9
What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

the treasury.

2 Kings 12:9
But Jehoiada the priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid of it, and set it beside the altar, on the right side as one cometh into the house of the LORD: and the priests that kept the door put therein all the money that was brought into the house of the LORD.









(41) And Jesus sat over against the treasury.--The narrative that follows is found in St. Luke also, but not in St. Matthew. The word used is not the "Corban" of Matthew 27:6, and is, perhaps, more definitely local. The treasure-chamber of the Temple would receive the alms which were dropped into the trumpet-shaped vessels that stood near the entrance for the purpose of receiving them, but they probably contained also the cups and other implements of gold and silver that were used in the Temple ritual.

Cast money into.--The word indicates primarily copper or bronze coin, but probably, like the French argent, had acquired a wider range of meaning.

Verse 41. - He sat down over against the treasury (γαζοφυλάκιον, from γάζα, a Persian word meaning "treasure," and φυλάττειν, to guard). This was the receptacle into which the offerings of the people were east, for the uses of the temple and for the benefit of the priests and of the poor. Hence that part of the temple in which these gifts were kept was called the treasury. He beheld (ἐθεώρει) - literally, he was beholding; he was observing - how the multitude πῶς ὁ ὄχλος - that is, in what manner, with what motives (for he was the heart-searcher) the crowd of givers - cast money (βάλλει χαλκόν); literally, is casting· St. Luke uses the term (τὰ δῶρα) "their gifts." Many that were rich cast in much (πολλά), that is, "many pieces." There were several apertures in the treasury, which from their shape were called trumpets. Some of these had special inscriptions, marking the destination of the offerings.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
As
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

[Jesus] was sitting
καθίσας (kathisas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2523: Another form for kathezomai; to seat down, i.e. Set; intransitively, to sit; figuratively, to settle.

opposite
κατέναντι (katenanti)
Preposition
Strong's 2713: Opposite, in front (of), over against. From kata and enanti; directly opposite.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

treasury,
γαζοφυλακίου (gazophylakiou)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 1049: A treasury. From gaza and phulake; a treasure-house, i.e. A court in the temple for the collection-boxes.

He watched
ἐθεώρει (etheōrei)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2334: From a derivative of theaomai; to be a spectator of, i.e. Discern, (experience) or intensively (acknowledge).

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

crowd
ὄχλος (ochlos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3793: From a derivative of echo; a throng; by implication, the rabble; by extension, a class of people; figuratively, a riot.

placing
βάλλει (ballei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 906: (a) I cast, throw, rush, (b) often, in the weaker sense: I place, put, drop. A primary verb; to throw.

money
χαλκὸν (chalkon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5475: Perhaps from chalao through the idea of hollowing out as a vessel; copper.

into
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

[it].
γαζοφυλάκιον (gazophylakion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1049: A treasury. From gaza and phulake; a treasure-house, i.e. A court in the temple for the collection-boxes.

And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

many
πολλοὶ (polloi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4183: Much, many; often.

rich [people]
πλούσιοι (plousioi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4145: Rich, abounding in, wealthy; subst: a rich man. From ploutos; wealthy; figuratively, abounding with.

put in
ἔβαλλον (eballon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 906: (a) I cast, throw, rush, (b) often, in the weaker sense: I place, put, drop. A primary verb; to throw.

large amounts.
πολλά (polla)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 4183: Much, many; often.


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