35 (A)And Jesus began to say, as He (B)taught in the temple, “How is it that the scribes say that [a]the Christ is the (C)son of David? 36 David himself said [b]in the Holy Spirit,

(D)The Lord said to my Lord,
Sit at My right hand,
Until I put Your enemies beneath Your feet.”’

37 David himself calls Him ‘Lord’; so in what sense is He his son?” And (E)the large crowd [c]enjoyed listening to Him.

38 (F)In His teaching He was saying: “Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like (G)respectful greetings in the market places, 39 and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets, 40 (H)who devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation.”

The Widow’s Mite

41 (I)And He sat down opposite (J)the treasury, and began observing how the people were (K)putting [d]money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums. 42 A poor widow came and put in two [e]small copper coins, which amount to a [f]cent. 43 Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all [g]the contributors to the treasury; 44 for they all put in out of their [h]surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, [i]all she had (L)to live on.”

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  1. Mark 12:35 I.e. the Messiah
  2. Mark 12:36 Or by
  3. Mark 12:37 Lit was gladly hearing Him
  4. Mark 12:41 I.e. copper coins
  5. Mark 12:42 Gr lepta
  6. Mark 12:42 Gr quadrans; i.e. 1/64 of a denarius
  7. Mark 12:43 Lit those who were putting in
  8. Mark 12:44 Or abundance
  9. Mark 12:44 Lit her whole livelihood