Luke 14:32
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New International Version
If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace.

New Living Translation
And if he can't, he will send a delegation to discuss terms of peace while the enemy is still far away.

English Standard Version
And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace.

Berean Study Bible
And if he is unable, he will send a delegation while the other king is still far off, to ask for terms of peace.

Berean Literal Bible
And if not, of him being still far off, having sent an embassy, he asks for peace.

New American Standard Bible
"Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace.

King James Bible
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If not, while the other is still far off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace.

International Standard Version
If he can't, he will send a delegation to ask for terms of peace while the other king is still far away.

NET Bible
If he cannot succeed, he will send a representative while the other is still a long way off and ask for terms of peace.

New Heart English Bible
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an envoy, and asks for conditions of peace.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And if not, while he is far off from him, he sends envoys and pleads for peace.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If he can't, he'll send ambassadors to ask for terms of peace while the other king is still far away.

New American Standard 1977
“Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks terms of peace.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an embassy and desires conditions of peace.

King James 2000 Bible
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation, and desires conditions of peace.

American King James Version
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an ambassador, and desires conditions of peace.

American Standard Version
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and asketh conditions of peace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or else, whilst the other is yet afar off, sending an embassy, he desireth conditions of peace.

Darby Bible Translation
and if not, while he is yet far off, having sent an embassy, he asks for terms of peace.

English Revised Version
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and asketh conditions of peace.

Webster's Bible Translation
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an embassy, and desireth conditions of peace.

Weymouth New Testament
If not, while the other is still a long way off, he sends messengers and sues for peace.

World English Bible
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an envoy, and asks for conditions of peace.

Young's Literal Translation
and if not so -- he being yet a long way off -- having sent an embassy, he doth ask the things for peace.
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
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? 32And if he is unable, he will send a delegation while the other king is still far off, to ask for terms of peace. 33In the same way, any one of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be My disciple.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:42
Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

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?

Luke 14:33
In the same way, any one of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be My disciple.

Luke 19:14
But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, 'We do not want this man to rule over us.'
Treasury of Scripture

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