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A Poor Widow Gives All She Has

Treasury of the Temple: the Outer Court

This whole court was sometimes called the Treasury, because this was where offerings were collected. There were various types of offerings, and thirteen different offering boxes to collect them all. Jesus was in this area when a poor widow presented her offering to God as described in Mark 12:41.

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Mark 12:41-43

41Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. 42But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny.

43Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.