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.
44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything-all she had to live on."
44 For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on."
44 All the others gave what they'll never miss; she gave extravagantly what she couldn't afford - she gave her all."
44 for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood."
44 For they gave a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she had to live on."
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Mark 12:44
Commentary on Mark 12:41-44
(Read Mark 12:41-44)
Let us not forget that Jesus still sees the treasury. He knows how much, and from what motives, men give to his cause. He looks at the heart, and what our views are, in giving alms; and whether we do it as unto the Lord, or only to be seen of men. It is so rare to find any who would not blame this widow, that we cannot expect to find many who will do like to her; and yet our Saviour commends her, therefore we are sure that she did well and wisely. The feeble efforts of the poor to honour their Saviour, will be commended in that day, when the splendid actions of unbelievers will be exposed to contempt.