|And he said to them in his doctrine: “Beware of the scribes, who prefer to walk in long robes and to be greeted in the marketplace,
|and to sit in the first chairs in the synagogues, and to have the first seats at feasts,
|who devour the houses of widows under the pretense of long prayers. These shall receive the more extensive judgment.”
|And Jesus, sitting opposite the offertory box, considered the way in which the crowd cast coins into the offertory, and that many of the wealthy cast in a great deal.
|But when one poor widow had arrived, she put in two small coins, which is a quarter.
|And calling together his disciples, he said to them: “Amen I say to you, that this poor widow has put in more than all those who contributed to the offertory.
|For they all gave from their abundance, yet truly, she gave from her scarcity, even all that she had, her entire living.”