New Living Translation
For they gave a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she had to live on."
King James Bible
For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
Darby Bible Translation
for all have cast in of that which they had in abundance, but she of her destitution has cast in all that she had, the whole of her living.
World English Bible
for they all gave out of their abundance, but she, out of her poverty, gave all that she had to live on."
Young's Literal Translation
for all, out of their abundance, put in, but she, out of her want, all that she had put in -- all her living.'
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LibraryFor 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
Woes on the Pharisees
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.
A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding, and she could find no cure.
The younger son told his father, 'I want my share of your estate now before you die.' So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons.
Yet when this son of yours comes back after squandering your money on prostitutes, you celebrate by killing the fattened calf!'
For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has."
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