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.

New American Standard Bible
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.

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.

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.

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.

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;

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

New American Standard 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And with Jesus sitting in front of the ark of the offering, he beheld how the people cast money into the ark and many that were rich cast in much.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesus sat opposite the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.

American King James Version
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.

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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus, having sat down opposite the treasury, saw how the crowd was casting money into the treasury; and many 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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,
Study Bible
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 placing 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.







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

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

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

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 5475: Perhaps from chalao through the idea of hollowing out as a vessel; copper.

into
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

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

rich [people]
πλούσιοι (plousioi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 4183: Much, many; often.
(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. 12:41-44 Let us not forget that Jesus still sees the treasury. He knows how much, and from what motives, men give to his cause. He looks at the heart, and what our views are, in giving alms; and whether we do it as unto the Lord, or only to be seen of men. It is so rare to find any who would not blame this widow, that we cannot expect to find many who will do like to her; and yet our Saviour commends her, therefore we are sure that she did well and wisely. The feeble efforts of the poor to honour their Saviour, will be commended in that day, when the splendid actions of unbelievers will be exposed to contempt.
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