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.

Discussion for Mark 12:44

  • James on Mark 12:44
    That's ok though. Let them. It's humility. Pride tells us not to but pride is the sin of Lucifer.
  • Alex on Mark 12:44
    My comments about the parable of the sower and his seed as found in Mat. 13. That good seed is the living Word and God shows us the END RESULT of the Sower and his PRECIOUS SEED IN Rev 12. That Woman is the good ground THE WORLD where the good seed was sown .She was impregnated by the good Seed which is the Words of God thats y she has the substance of things hoped for the Evidence of things not seen (THE FETUS ) OF Christ which is the H.G. the Kingdom. She was in pains and Sorrows to be delivered of her Child the H.G. Even in the natural when a woman is pregnant she has the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen ( the fetus ) Thats what is gona happen to the Whole WORLD remember Jesus said the field was the WORLD where that good seed is gona be sown, in the hearts of humanity . Jeremiah saw the whole WORLD in travail and birth PAINS . Infact 27 times in the O.T. the prophets saw the world in travail and birth PAINS , Its gona happen after the Book is opened, we will all sing a new song about Christ and his precious seed the New Covenant. God is gonna put his words/LAWS in our hearts and minds MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO SIN AS THEM THAT ARE BORN OF GOD CANNOT SIN.REV 12 : 10 NOW IS COME SALVATION AND The KINGDOM OF OUR GOD AND THE POWER OF HIS CHRIST ( HER CHILD ) Yes there can be a fetus of Christ, my lil children of whom i travail in birth again till Christ is formed in you, the fetus is simply the H.G. that we feel moving in our hearts . That good seed is the living Word of God that he is gonna sow in our hearts and minds thus we are the WOMAN the Church that is gona have a baby Christ that CHILD OF PROMISE. Unless ya receive the Kingdom of GOD as a lil Child Jesus said. Thats y the Sower OF THE GOOD SEED wants to sow his seed in our hearts that we might be bornagain of an incorruptible seed EVEN BY THE WORDS OF GOD thus the manchild that is gona be born in us. Thats how the manchild will rule ALL NATIONS he is gona be born in ALL MEN GB
  • Rodney Edwards on Mark 12:44
    Good day .i am a welder by trade but i do read the Bible and another Scriptural book.the great contovercy ..from at the biggining of creation Our Creator set aside a very specific day .the 7th day .called the Sabbath.i do admire your commitment and and your dilegence .i have quite a few verses in the Bible stating the importance of the 7th day Sabbath.could you please enlighten me as to why sunday is the majority of Christians day of worship.please do not misunderstand me i just need clarity. Another question comes to mind which day of worship was first instituted for all mankind since Adam and Eve were created.was it the 7th day or the 1st day of the week and if so why do the Majority of Christian worship on the i have said i am simply seeking clarity. Please advise

    Kind Regards

    Rodney Edwards
  • Chris - in Reply on Mark 12:44
    Hi Rodney, I did post a reply to your similar request yesterday. Maybe you haven't seen it, or you might be looking for further comment from others. I do hope you get other views to help you with your enquiry.

    Rather, than repeat what I wrote earlier, I would add here: that the early Church may have picked the First Day of the Week as the day to come together to worship the Lord in remembrance of their Saviour's resurrection on that day, as well as a show of further segregation from the Jewish Law. Of course, the Sabbath was being adhered to by the Jews, & indeed by Paul in his ministry to them (as in Acts 17:2). But it appears that believers no longer observed the Sabbath for worship (maybe it was still a day of rest though), but they came together on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7), now being referred to as the Lord's Day (Revelation 1:10).

    In ministry in Pakistan, Friday is the Muslim's rest day & for a more dedicated worship & preaching in the mosque. As Christians, we had to fall in line with this day & so our corporate worship time in a Church Fellowship fell on a Friday. Some Churches still held a Sunday service, though that was not well attended, as most were required to work. So, any day that is selected can be used as a corporate day of worship, seeing that for the Christian, every day is alike to come before the Lord; but as ordered by the Lord, one day in the week still needs to be set aside as rest, for the health & recuperation of the mind & body. So I find it strange that an insistence for a Christian having to observe a Saturday Sabbath as necessary, as the Jews do, when that is not only meaningless for us but also demonstrates one placing himself back under the Law. I also wonder how well that believer observes the Sabbath: does he refrain from buying, or working in the garden, or dealing with an urgent repair job at home?

    To your other question on observing the correct day of rest from the days of Adam & Eve, I wrote about this earlier.
  • Rodney - in Reply on Mark 12:44
    Hi Chris. I hope you dont mind me comparing verses with you as i believe it is crucial we get to the bottom of this .please let me knw if we may continue corresponding .reason being this is a process and a few random verses wont give us a clear understanding of who the true Creator is . Please advise .

    Kind Regards

  • Chris - in Reply on Mark 12:44
    By all means Rodney. I would look forward to further discussion on this or related matters. Every blessing.
  • Scott on Mark 12:44
    Mark 12 v 28 to 34

    This is a wonderful

    Passage in the NT that fully agrees with the Old Testament on who is the Lord God .

    And Jesus is teaching it and the scribe verified Jesus teaching and Jesus said he was not far from the kingdom of God .

    It's so important to understand who God is , if this knowledge is distorted then a person is going after another god .

    Study closely these verses and ask your self Do I know the right God ?

    There are many deceiving today , making claims that are not in the bible .
  • Todd k on Mark 12:44
    This really makes me stop and think. Am I giving to God my abundance or when I give does it hurt? Is it my first fruit? I have work to do.


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