Luke 14:29
New International Version
For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you,

New Living Translation
Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you.

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

Berean Study Bible
Otherwise, if he lays the foundation and is unable to finish the work, everyone who sees it will ridicule him,

Berean Literal Bible
Otherwise, he having laid its foundation and not being able to finish, all seeing it may begin to mock him,

New American Standard Bible
"Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule 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,

Christian Standard Bible
Otherwise, after he has laid the foundation and cannot finish it, all the onlookers will begin to ridicule him,

Contemporary English Version
Otherwise, you will start building the tower, but not be able to finish. Then everyone who sees what is happening will laugh at you.

Good News Translation
If you don't, you will not be able to finish the tower after laying the foundation; and all who see what happened will make fun of you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Otherwise, after he has laid the foundation and cannot finish it, all the onlookers will begin to make fun of him,

International Standard Version
Otherwise, if he lays a foundation and can't finish the building, everyone who watches will begin to ridicule him

NET Bible
Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish the tower, all who see it will begin to make fun of him.

New Heart English Bible
Or perhaps, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, everyone who sees begins to mock him,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Lest when he lays the foundation and cannot finish, all who see will mock him,”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Otherwise, if you lay a foundation and can't finish the building, everyone who watches will make fun of you.

New American Standard 1977
“Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Lest perhaps after he has laid the foundation and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,

King James 2000 Bible
Lest perhaps, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,

American King James Version
Lest haply, after he has 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,

Darby Bible Translation
in order that, having laid the foundation of it, and not being able to finish it, all who see it do not begin to mock at 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,

World English Bible
Or perhaps, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, everyone who sees begins to mock him,

Young's Literal Translation
lest that he having laid a foundation, and not being able to finish, all who are beholding may begin to mock him,
Study Bible
The Cost of Discipleship
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, 30saying, ‘This man could not finish what he started to build.’…
Cross References
Luke 14:28
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?

Luke 14:30
saying, 'This man could not finish what he started to build.'

Treasury of Scripture

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







Lexicon
Otherwise,
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

if he lays
θέντος (thentos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5087: To put, place, lay, set, fix, establish. A prolonged form of a primary theo to place.

[the]
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

foundation
θεμέλιον (themelion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2310: From a derivative of tithemi; something put down, i.e. A substruction.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

is unable
ἰσχύοντος (ischyontos)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2480: To have strength, be strong, be in full health and vigor, be able; meton: I prevail. From ischus; to have force.

to finish [the work],
ἐκτελέσαι (ektelesai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1615: To complete, bring to completion, carry out, perform. From ek and teleo; to complete fully.

everyone
πάντες (pantes)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

who
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sees [it]
θεωροῦντες (theōrountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2334: From a derivative of theaomai; to be a spectator of, i.e. Discern, (experience) or intensively (acknowledge).

will ridicule
ἐμπαίζειν (empaizein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1702: To mock, ridicule. From en and paizo; to jeer at, i.e. Deride.

him,
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
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.
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