Mark 12:44

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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Mark 12:44

For all they did cast in of their aboundance: but she of her want, did cast in all that she had, euen all her liuing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, all she had to live on."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for they all did cast in of their superfluity; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, `even' all her living.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because they all put in something out of what they had no need for; but she out of her need put in all she had, even all her living.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

For all they cast in of their abundance: but she of her want cast in all that she had, even all her living.
- Webster's Bible

for they have all contributed out of what they could well spare, but she out of her need has thrown in all she possessed--all she had to live on."
- Weymouth Bible

for they all gave out of their abundance, but she, out of her poverty, gave all that she had to live on."
- World English Bible

For alle kesten of that thing that thei hadden plente of; but this of her pouert keste alle thingis that sche hadde, al hir lyuelode.
- Wycliffe Bible

for all, out of their abundance, put in, but she, out of her want, all that she had put in -- all her living.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Mark 12:44

Wesley's Notes for Mark 12:44


12:43 I say to you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all - See what judgement is cast on the most specious, outward actions by the Judge of all! And how acceptable to him is the smallest, which springs from self - denying love!


People's Bible Notes for Mark 12:44


Mr 12:44 For. The worth of a gift is to be determined, not by intrinsic value, but "by what it costs" the giver. The measure of that cost is what is "left", not what is given. For the widow to give her mites was noble; for one well off to give "his mite" is contemptible. All that she had, [even] all her living. Out of her want, out of her destitution, she has cast in all that (in cash) she possessed--her whole (present) means of subsistence. In love she devoted all of God, with strong faith in his providential care.

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