Mark 12:42
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New Living Translation
Then a poor widow came and dropped in two small coins.

King James Bible
And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.

Darby Bible Translation
And a poor widow came and cast in two mites, which is a farthing.

World English Bible
A poor widow came, and she cast in two small brass coins, which equal a quadrans coin.

Young's Literal Translation
and having come, a poor widow did put in two mites, which are a farthing.

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For the Candid and Thoughtful
It strikes me that this scribe was half-hearted in the work of tempting our Lord, even at the first. I should imagine him to have been a very superior man amongst his fellows, a man of greater light and discernment than the rest, and of greater ability in statement and discussion. Possibly for this cause his brother scribes selected him, and put him forward to ask the testing questions. Now, it will sometimes happen that a man is thrust forward by others to do what he would never have thought of
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 26: 1880

The First and Great Commandment
It is "the first commandment," again, not only for antiquity, but for dignity. This command, which deals with God the Almighty must ever take precedence of every other. Other commandments deal with man and man, but this with man and his Creator. Other commands of a ceremonial kind, when disobeyed, may involve but slight consequences upon the person who may happen to offend, but this disobeyed provokes the wrath of God, and brings his ire at once upon the sinner's head. He that stealeth committeth
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857

Controversy
The priests and rulers had listened in silence to Christ's pointed rebukes. They could not refute His charges. But they were only the more determined to entrap Him, and with this object they sent to Him spies, "which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of His words, that so they might deliver Him unto the power and authority of the governor." They did not send the old Pharisees whom Jesus had often met, but young men, who were ardent and zealous, and whom, they thought, Christ
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

Woes on the Pharisees
It was the last day of Christ's teaching in the temple. Of the vast throngs that were gathered at Jerusalem, the attention of all had been attracted to Him; the people had crowded the temple courts, watching the contest that had been in progress, and they eagerly caught every word that fell from His lips. Never before had such a scene been witnessed. There stood the young Galilean, bearing no earthly honor or royal badge. Surrounding Him were priests in their rich apparel, rulers with robes and badges
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

Cross References
Matthew 5:26
And if that happens, you surely won't be free again until you have paid the last penny.

Mark 12:41
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.

Mark 12:43
Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I tell you the truth, this poor widow has given more than all the others who are making contributions.

Luke 12:59
And if that happens, you won't be free again until you have paid the very last penny."

Luke 21:2
Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins.

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