38 In His teaching He was saying: “Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and likerespectful greetings in the market places,39 and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets,40 who devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation.”
The Widow’s Mite
41 And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the people were putting [a]money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums.42 A poor widow came and put in two [b]small copper coins, which amount to a [c]cent.43 Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all [d]the contributors to the treasury;44 for they all put in out of their [e]surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, [f]all she had to live on.”
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