Mark 12:41

“And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Mark 12:41

And Iesus sate ouer against the treasurie, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasurie: and many that were rich, cast in much.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He sat down opposite the treasury, and {began} observing how the people were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he sat down over against the treasury, and beheld how the multitude cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he took a seat by the place where the money was kept, and saw how the people put money into the boxes: and a number who had wealth put in much.
- Basic English Bible

And Jesus, having sat down opposite the treasury, saw how the crowd was casting money into the treasury; and many rich cast in much.
- Darby Bible

And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.
- Webster's Bible

Having taken a seat opposite the Treasury, He observed how the people were dropping money into the Treasury, and that many of the wealthy threw in large sums.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus sat down opposite the treasury, and saw how the multitude cast money into the treasury. Many who were rich cast in much.
- World English Bible

And Jhesus sittynge ayens the tresorie, bihelde hou the puple castide monei in to the tresorie; and many riche men castiden many thingis.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus having sat down over-against the treasury, was beholding how the multitude do put brass into the treasury, and many rich were putting in much,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Mark 12:41

Wesley's Notes for Mark 12:41


12:41 He beheld how people cast money into the treasury - This treasury received the voluntary contributions of the worshippers who came up to the feast; which were given to buy wood for the altar, and other necessaries not provided for in any other way. #Lu 21:1|.


People's Bible Notes for Mark 12:41


Mr 12:41 Jesus sat over against the treasury. This incident of the widow's mites is omitted by Matthew, but given in Lu 21:1-4. It is given as a contrast to the hypocrisy of the scribes. Treasury. A name given by the rabbis to thirteen chests, called trumpets, from their shape, which stood in the court of the women, at the entrance to the treasure-chamber. Lightfoot says: ``Nine chests were for the appointed temple tribute, and for the sacrifice-tribute; that is, money-gifts instead of the sacrifices; four chests for free-will offerings, for wood, incense, temple decoration, and burnt offerings.'' Beheld how the people cast money. Jesus still takes note of our offerings. Before the passover, free-will offerings, in addition to the temple tax, were made.

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