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Luke 21:1 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he looked up, and saw the rich men that were casting their gifts into the treasury.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And he looked up, and saw rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he looked up and saw the rich casting their gifts into the treasury;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, looking up, he saw the, rich, who were casting their gifts into the treasury,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And having looked up, he saw those who did cast their gifts to the treasury—rich men,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And looking on, he saw the rich men cast their gifts into the treasury.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And he looked vp, and saw the rich men casting their giftes into the treasurie.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Jeshu looked at those rich (persons) who were throwing into the house of treasure their oblations.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And Jesus looked upon the rich, who cast their oblations into the treasury.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
he looked up, 308
{0308} Prime
ἀναβλέπω
anablepo
{an-ab-lep'-o}
From G0303 and G0991; to look up; by implication to recover sight.
z5660
<5660> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 714
and saw 1492
{1492} Prime
εἰδῶ
eido
{i-do'}
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
rich men 4145
{4145} Prime
πλούσιος
plousios
{ploo'-see-os}
From G4149; wealthy; figuratively abounding with.
casting 906
{0906} Prime
βάλλω
ballo
{bal'-lo}
A primary verb; to throw (in various applications, more or less violent or intense).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
their y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
x848
(0848) Complement
αὑτοῦ
hautou
{how-too'}
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
gifts 1435
{1435} Prime
δῶρον
doron
{do'-ron}
A present; specifically a sacrifice.
into 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
treasury. 1049
{1049} Prime
γαζοφυλάκιον
gazophulakion
{gad-zof-oo-lak'-ee-on}
From G1047 and G5438; a treasure house, that is, a court in the temple for the collection boxes.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Luke 21:1

_ _ Luke 21:1-4. The widow’s two mites.

_ _ looked up — He had “sat down over against the treasury” (Mark 12:41), probably to rest, for He had continued long standing as he taught in the temple court (Mark 11:27), and “looking up He saw” — as in Zacchaeus’ case, not quite casually.

_ _ the rich, etc. — “the people,” says Mark 12:41 “cast money into the treasury, and many rich east in much”; that is, into chests deposited in one of the courts of the temple to receive the offerings of the people towards its maintenance (2 Kings 12:9; John 8:20).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Luke 21:1-4

_ _ This short passage of story we had before in Mark. It is thus recorded twice, to teach us, 1. That charity to the poor is a main matter in religion. Our Lord Jesus took all occasions to commend it and recommend it. He had just mentioned the barbarity of the scribes, who devoured poor widows (ch. 20); and perhaps this is designed as an aggravation of it, that the poor widows were the best benefactors to the public funds, of which the scribes had the disposal. 2. That Jesus Christ has his eye upon us, to observe what we give to the poor, and what we contribute to works of piety and charity. Christ, though intent upon his preaching, looked up, to see what gifts were cast into the treasury, Luke 21:1. He observes whether we give largely and liberally, in proportion to what we have, or whether we be sneaking and paltry in it; nay, his eye goes further, he observes whether we give charitably and with a willing mind, or grudgingly and with reluctance. This should make us afraid of coming short of our duty in this matter; men may be deceived with excuses which Christ knows to be frivolous. And this should encourage us to be abundant in it, without desiring that men should know it; it is enough that Christ does; he sees in secret, and will reward openly. 3. That Christ observes and accepts the charity of the poor in a particular manner. Those that have nothing to give may yet do a great deal in charity by ministering to the poor, and helping them, and begging for them, that cannot help themselves, or beg for themselves. But here was one that was herself poor and yet gave what little she had to the treasury. It was but two mites, which make a farthing; but Christ magnified it as a piece of charity exceeding all the rest: She has cast in more than they all. Christ does not blame her for indiscretion, in giving what she wanted herself, nor for vanity in giving among the rich to the treasury; but commended her liberality, and her willingness to part with what little she had for the glory of God, which proceeded from a belief of and dependence upon God's providence to take care of her. Jehovah-jireh — the Lord will provide. 4. That, whatever may be called the offerings of God, we ought to have a respect for, and to our power, yea, and beyond our power, to contribute cheerfully to. These have cast in unto the offerings of God. What is given to the support of the ministry and the gospel, to the spreading and propagating of religion, the education of youth, the release of prisoners, the relief of widows and strangers, and the maintenance of poor families, is given to the offerings of God, and it shall be so accepted and recompensed.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Luke 21:1

He looked up — From those on whom his eyes were fixed before. Mark 12:41.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Luke 21:1

And (1) he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.

(1) According to the judgment of God, the poor may even exceed the rich in generosity and liberality.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
and saw:

Mark 7:11-13 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, [It is] Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; [he shall be free]. ... Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
Mark 12:41-44 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. ... 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.

the treasury:

Joshua 6:19 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, [are] consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the treasury of the LORD.
Joshua 6:24 And they burnt the city with fire, and all that [was] therein: only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD.
1 Kings 14:26 And he took away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house; he even took away all: and he took away all the shields of gold which Solomon had made.
2 Kings 24:13 And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the LORD, as the LORD had said.
2 Chronicles 36:18 And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king, and of his princes; all [these] he brought to Babylon.
Nehemiah 13:13 And I made treasurers over the treasuries, Shelemiah the priest, and Zadok the scribe, and of the Levites, Pedaiah: and next to them [was] Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah: for they were counted faithful, and their office [was] to distribute unto their brethren.
Matthew 27:6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.
John 8:20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.
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Jsh 6:19, 24. 1K 14:26. 2K 24:13. 2Ch 36:18. Ne 13:13. Mt 27:6. Mk 7:11; 12:41. Jn 8:20.

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