looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, (2Ki 12:9; Mr 12:41; Joh 8:20)2 and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins.
1. Greek two lepta; a lepton was a Jewish bronze or copper coin worth about 1/128 of a denarius (which was a day’s wage for a laborer)
 (Lu 12:59)3 And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. (2Co 8:2; 2Co 8:12)4 For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.” (Lu 8:43; Php 4:11)
Jesus Foretells Destruction of the Temple
5 And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said, (Mt 24:1; Mr 13:1)6 “As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” (Lu 17:22; Lu 19:43)7 And they asked him, “Teacher, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?” (Ac 1:6)8 And he said, “See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and, ‘The time is at hand!’ Do not go after them. (Jer 14:14; Jer 29:8; Mt 3:2; Mt 4:17; Mr 1:15; Joh 8:24; Eph 5:6; Col 2:8; 2Th 2:3; 1Jo 2:18; 1Jo 3:7)9 And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end will not be at once.” (Lu 24:37; Re 1:1)
20 “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near. (Da 9:27; Lu 19:43)21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are inside the city depart, and let not those who are out in the country enter it,22 for these are days of vengeance, to fulfill all that is written. (Isa 34:8; Isa 63:4; Ho 9:7; Mt 1:22; Lu 18:7)23 Alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! For there will be great distress upon the earth and wrath against this people. (Lu 23:29; 1Th 2:16)24 They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive among all nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. (De 28:64; Ps 79:1; Isa 63:3; Isa 63:18; Da 8:13; Da 12:7; Zec 12:3; Ro 11:25; Re 11:2)
29 And he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees.30 As soon as they come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and know that the summer is already near. (Mt 16:3; Lu 12:57)31 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near.32 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all has taken place. (Lu 9:27)33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. (Ps 102:26; Ps 119:89; Isa 40:8; Isa 51:6; Mt 5:18; Heb 12:27; 1Pe 1:23; 1Pe 1:25; 2Pe 3:10)