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The Widow's Offering
The Widow's Mite - The Widow's Offering
from the New Testament

(Story on the back of the card)

Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees hypocrites because they loved to sit in the chief seats in the synagogues and make long prayers there so that the people might see and praise them for doing it; while, at the same time, they were unjust to other persons and cruel to the poor, taking for their own what did not belong to them. Because they did these things, Jesus said, they should receive the greater punishment on Judgment Day.

And he sat in the court of the temple where the chests, or boxes, were placed, into which the people placed the money that they gave to buy sacrifices. And many persons who were rich gave much. But there came a poor widow who gave only two mites, which was less than a penny. Then Jesus called his disciples to him and told them that the small sum of money the poor woman had put into the box seemed more to God than all that the rich men had given. For they, Jesus said, had much left for themselves, because they gave only a very small part of the riches they possessed. But the poor widow had nothing left for herself, because she gave all that she had.

Artist: W. A. Foster 1911

Stories included in this collection: Rebekah and Isaac, King Saul and David, the Prophet Isaiah, Elijah and Elisha, Psalms 1, Psalms 2, the Nativity - Birth of Jesus, the Three Wise Men - the Birth of Jesus, O Little Town of Bethlehem - the Birth of Jesus, the Prodigal Son, the Good Samaritan, Rahab Hides the Spies, Samson and the Philistines, Jonah Cast into the Sea, Solomon Builds the Temple, Daniel in the Lion's Den, the Angel and the Shepherds, the Widow's Mite, Suffer the Children..., Adoration of the Shepherds, Abraham and isaac, Isaac's Blessing, Jacob's Dream, Noah's Ark, Angel and the Shepherds, Jesus in the Temple, Baby Jesus in the Temple, Moses Found in the River, Moses Out of Egypt, Moses and Joshua Descend from the Mount, the Walls of Jericho, the Call of Gideon, Jephthah's Vow, the Story of Samson and Delilah, David and Goliath, Joseph Sold into Slavery, Joseph and the Famine, Solomon's Wisdom, Elijah the Prophet, Naboth's Vineyard, the Curing of Naaman, Ruth and Naomi, the Mother of Samuel, Jesus Praying, Madonna and Child, Jesus and the Fishermen. Stories from both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.

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