41 Sitting h across from the temple treasury, i He watched how the crowd dropped money into the treasury. Many rich j people were putting in large sums. 42 And a poor k widow came and dropped in two tiny coins worth very little. l 43 Summoning His disciples, m He said to them, “* I assure you: n This poor widow has put in more than all those giving to the temple treasury. o 44 For they all gave out of their surplus, p but she out of her poverty q has put in everything she possessed r—all she had to live on.” s
12:42 * dropped in two lepta, which is a quadrans; the lepton was the smallest and least valuable Gk coin in use. The quadrans, 1/64 of a daily wage, was the smallest Roman coin.