Mark 12:44
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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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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
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 8:43
A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding, and she could find no cure.

Luke 15:12
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.

Luke 15:30
Yet when this son of yours comes back after squandering your money on prostitutes, you celebrate by killing the fattened calf!'

Luke 21:4
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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