Luke 14:29
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English Standard Version
Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him,

King James Bible
Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,

American Standard Version
Lest haply, when he hath laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all that behold begin to mock him,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lest, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able ti finish it, all that see it begin to mock him,

English Revised Version
Lest haply, when he hath laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all that behold begin to mock him,

Webster's Bible Translation
Lest perhaps after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,

Weymouth New Testament
lest perhaps, when he has laid the foundation and is unable to finish, all who see it shall begin to jeer at him,

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Vincent's Word Studies

To finish (ἐκτελέσαι)

Lit., "to finish out" (ἐκ).

Behold (θεωροῦντες)

Attentively watching the progress of the building. See on Luke 10:18.

Begin to mock

As his resources come to an end.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 14:28 "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?

Luke 14:30 saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.'

Cross References
Luke 14:28
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?

Luke 14:30
saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.'

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