Luke 14:30
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New International Version
saying, 'This person began to build and wasn't able to finish.'

New Living Translation
They would say, 'There's the person who started that building and couldn't afford to finish it!'

English Standard Version
saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’

Berean Study Bible
saying, 'This man could not finish what he started to build.'

Berean Literal Bible
saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.'

New American Standard Bible
saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.'

King James Bible
Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
saying, This man started to build and wasn't able to finish.'

International Standard Version
and say, 'This person started a building but couldn't finish it.'

NET Bible
They will say, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish!'

New Heart English Bible
saying, 'This man began to build, and was not able to finish.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And they say, 'This man began to build and could not finish?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They'll say, 'This person started to build but couldn't finish the job.'

New American Standard 1977
saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

King James 2000 Bible
Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

American King James Version
Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

American Standard Version
saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Saying: This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

Darby Bible Translation
saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish?

English Revised Version
saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

Webster's Bible Translation
Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

Weymouth New Testament
saying, 'This man began to build, but could not finish.'

World English Bible
saying, 'This man began to build, and wasn't able to finish.'

Young's Literal Translation
saying -- This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
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
29Otherwise, if he lays the foundation and is unable to finish the work, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, 30saying, ‘This man could not finish’ what he started to build. 31Or what king on his way to war with another king will not first sit down and consider whether he can engage with ten thousand men the one coming against him with twenty thousand?…
Cross References
Luke 14:29
Otherwise, if he lays the foundation and is unable to finish the work, everyone who sees it will ridicule him,

Luke 14:31
Or what king on his way to war with another king will not first sit down and consider whether he can engage with ten thousand men the one coming against him with twenty thousand?
Treasury of Scripture

Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

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Acts 1:18,19 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling …

1 Corinthians 3:11-14 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ…

Hebrews 6:4-8,11 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have …

Hebrews 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul …

2 Peter 2:19-22 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants …

2 John 1:8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have worked, …

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