New American Standard Bible
A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent.
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Two mites - The word translated "mite" denotes a small coin made of brass - the smallest in use among the Jews. The precise value cannot now be easily estimated. It was much less than any coin we have, as the "farthing" was less than an English farthing. It was in value about three mills and a half, or one-third of a cent.
LibraryNot Far and not In
'Thou art not far from the kingdom of God.'--Mark xii. 34, 'A bruised reed He will not break, and the smoking flax He will not quench.' Here is Christ's recognition of the low beginnings of goodness and faith. This is a special case of a man who appears to have fully discerned the spirituality and inwardness of law, and to have felt that the one bond between God and man was love. He needed only to have followed out the former thought to have been smitten by the conviction of his own sinfulness, and …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Unity of the Divine Being
Christ and the Sadduccees
The Discerning Scribe
"Truly I say to you, you will not come out of there until you have paid up the last cent.
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.
Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, "Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury;
"I say to you, you will not get out of there until you have paid the very last cent."
And He saw a poor widow putting in two small copper coins.
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