Jesus commends the widow’s gift
Jesus watched people put money in the offering box at the temple. He said a poor widow put in more than all the rich people.
Bible Characters, Volume 4 (Joseph and Mary–James)
the Widow with the Two Mites
LXXXIIIThe Widow with the two MitesSHE was a widow. And she was surely the poorest widow in all the city that day. But she had this—that she was rich toward God, and that He was rich toward her. For she loved the house of God. She was another Anna. Only, Anna lodged in the precincts of the temple,
Key passages
Mk 12:41–44

And he sat down opposite the contribution box and was observing how the crowd was putting coins into the contribution box. And many rich people were putting in many coins. And one poor widow came and put in two small copper coins (that is, a penny). And summoning …

Lk 21:1–4

And he looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the contribution box, and he saw a certain poor widow putting in there two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow put in more than all of them. For these all put gifts into …

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