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Verses of Mark 12

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Mark 12:41 Commentary - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

THE TWO MITES OF THE POOR WIDOW, Mar 12:41-44.

This beautiful narrative is given by Mark and Luke alone.

41. Jesus sat over against the treasury The successive contests with rulers, Herodians, Pharisees, Sadducees, are scarce concluded, and the rage of his enemies like a fire is burning. But from those high excitements the Lord subsides not into reaction, but to a calm tranquillity. No unholy passion disturbs his soul, no wounded recollection haunts his conscience, no plot of murder excites his fancy. He rushes not from the temple but seats himself in self-possessed repose, watching the doings at the temple treasury.

In the court of the women, near the pillars that lined its square, there stood ranged at due intervals eleven chests, of a trumpet form, to receive the offerings of Israel. (See our temple plan.) These offerings were not the tribute for the government, but the donation of liberal hearts for the expenses of the temple. They were indications, more or less sincere, of the value set by the offerer upon the worship and the house of God.

Many that were rich cast in much The fact of their wealth destroys not the merit of a genuine liberality. For experience shows that a wealthy purse is no enlargement of a covetous heart. The rich in pocket are often poor in soul and scanty in liberality. Hence, all the more noble is the picture of the wealthy man, rich in soul, who from his abundance gives his much. This is the most truly enviable point in the fortune of the rich.

Verses of Mark 12

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Consult other comments:

Mark 12:41 - The Greek Testament

Mark 12:41 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Mark 12:41 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Mark 12:41 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Mark 12:41 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Mark 12:41 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Mark 12:41 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Mark 12:41 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Mark 12:41 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Mark 12:41 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 12:41 - Mr. D's Notes on Selected New Testament Books by Stanley Derickson

Mark 12:41 - Expositors Bible Commentary

Mark 12:41 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 12:41 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Mark 12:41 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Mark 12:41 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Mark 12:41 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Mark 12:41 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

Mark 12:41 - Geneva Bible Notes

Mark 12:41 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Mark 12:41 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Mark 12:41 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

Mark 12:41 - The Great Texts of the Bible

Mark 12:41 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Mark 12:41 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Mark 12:41 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 12:41 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Mark 12:41 - The Gospel According to St. Mark: A Devotional Commentary

Mark 12:41 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Mark 12:41 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

Mark 12:41 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

Mark 12:41 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Mark 12:41 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Mark 12:41 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Mark 12:41 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Mark 12:41 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Mark 12:41 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Mark 12:41 - The Bible of the Expositor and the Evangelist by Riley

Mark 12:41 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Mark 12:41 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Mark 12:41 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 12:41 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Mark 12:41 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Mark 12:41 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Mark 12:41 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Mark 12:41 - Combined Bible Commentary

Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments