Christ became poor, suffering even death on the cross, so that we might be eternally rich. With joy we return our thanks to Him!

BibleGateway: Luke 21:1-4

ESV Text: Luke 21:1-4

Luke 21:1–4 (Listen)

The Widow’s Offering

21:1 Jesus1 looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins.2 And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”


[1] 21:1 Greek He

[2] 21:2 Greek two lepta; a lepton was a Jewish bronze or copper coin worth about 1/128 of a denarius (which was a day’s wage for a laborer)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 21

     1 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. 2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. 3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all: 4 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.(KJV)

Hymn: WS 789:
Consider How the Birds Above

Hymn: LSB 787 The Temple Rang with Golden Coins