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The widow who gave two mites

Jesus sees a widow give all she has.
Contributed by LUMO project
Story also available on our translated websites: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Arabic, Simplified Chinese
Jesus sat down in the Temple opposite the place where people gave their offerings. – Slide 1
He watched as people came to give their offerings to God and put money into the temple treasury. – Slide 2
Many rich people came to give their offerings. – Slide 3
Under the colonnades of the Court of the Women, there were thirteen wooden boxes with trumpet-shaped bronze funnels to guide the coins into the box. – Slide 4
The sound the coins made against the metal would have indicated how much people offered to the Temple. – Slide 5
Many of the rich people threw in large amounts of money. – Slide 6
Some would draw attention to themselves so people could see their generosity. – Slide 7
As Jesus watched, a poor women came to give her offering. – Slide 8
She had two very small copper coins, known as mites. The ‘mite’ (lepton in Greek) was the smallest of the bronze coins in Jewish currency. (A daily wage was worth around 64 mites). – Slide 9
She put them into the collection box and shuffled away. – Slide 10
Calling His disciples to Him, Jesus said, ‘This poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. – Slide 11
‘They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything -- all she had to live on.’ – Slide 12
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