Luke 14:28
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New International Version
"Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won't you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?

New Living Translation
"But don't begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it?

English Standard Version
For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?

Berean Study Bible
Which of you, wishing to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost to see if he has the resources to complete it?

Berean Literal Bible
For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first, having sat down, count the cost, whether he has enough for its completion?

New American Standard Bible
"For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?

King James Bible
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"For which of you, wanting to build a tower, doesn't first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?

International Standard Version
"Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. He will first sit down and estimate the cost to see whether he has enough money to finish it, won't he?

NET Bible
For which of you, wanting to build a tower, doesn't sit down first and compute the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it?

New Heart English Bible
For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For who among you, who wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate its cost, if he is able to finish it,”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Suppose you want to build a tower. You would first sit down and figure out what it costs. Then you would see if you have enough money to finish it.

New American Standard 1977
“For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it?

Jubilee Bible 2000
For which of you intending to build a tower does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has sufficient to finish it?

King James 2000 Bible
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sits not down first, and counts the cost, whether he has enough to finish it?

American King James Version
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sits not down first, and counts the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?

American Standard Version
For which of you, desiring to build a tower, doth not first sit down and count the cost, whether he have wherewith to complete it?

Douay-Rheims Bible
For which of you having a mind to build a tower, doth not first sit down, and reckon the charges that are necessary, whether he have wherewithal to finish it:

Darby Bible Translation
For which of you, desirous of building a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, if he have what [is needed] to complete it;

English Revised Version
For which of you, desiring to build a tower, doth not first sit down and count the cost, whether he have wherewith to complete it?

Webster's Bible Translation
For which of you intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he hath sufficient to finish it?

Weymouth New Testament
"Which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not sit down first and calculate the cost, asking if he has the means to finish it? --

World English Bible
For which of you, desiring to build a tower, doesn't first sit down and count the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it?

Young's Literal Translation
'For who of you, willing to build a tower, doth not first, having sat down, count the expence, whether he have the things for completing?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
14:25-35 Though the disciples of Christ are not all crucified, yet they all bear their cross, and must bear it in the way of duty. Jesus bids them count upon it, and then consider of it. Our Saviour explains this by two similitudes; the former showing that we must consider the expenses of our religion; the latter, that we must consider the perils of it. Sit down and count the cost; consider it will cost the mortifying of sin, even the most beloved lusts. The proudest and most daring sinner cannot stand against God, for who knows the power of his anger? It is our interest to seek peace with him, and we need not send to ask conditions of peace, they are offered to us, and are highly to our advantage. In some way a disciple of Christ will be put to the trial. May we seek to be disciples indeed, and be careful not to grow slack in our profession, or afraid of the cross; that we may be the good salt of the earth, to season those around us with the savour of Christ.
Study Bible
The Cost of Discipleship
27And whoever does not carry his cross and follow Me cannot be My disciple. 28Which of you, wishing to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost to see if he has the resources to complete it? 29Otherwise, if he lays the foundation and is unable to finish the work, everyone who sees it will ridicule him,…
Cross References
Luke 14:27
And whoever does not carry his cross and follow Me cannot be My disciple.

Luke 14:29
Otherwise, if he lays the foundation and is unable to finish the work, everyone who sees it will ridicule him,
Treasury of Scripture

For which of you, intending to build a tower, sits not down first, and counts the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?

intending.

Genesis 11:4-9 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top …

Proverbs 24:27 Prepare your work without, and make it fit for yourself in the field; …

counteth.

Luke 14:33 So likewise, whoever he be of you that forsakes not all that he has, …

Joshua 24:19-24 And Joshua said to the people, You cannot serve the LORD: for he …

Matthew 8:20 And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the …

Matthew 10:22 And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that …

Matthew 20:22,23 But Jesus answered and said, You know not what you ask. Are you able …

Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered, What mean you to weep and to break my heart? …

1 Thessalonians 3:4,5 For truly, when we were with you, we told you before that we should …

2 Peter 1:13,14 Yes, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir …

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