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.

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

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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

To build a tower - Probably this means no more than a dwelling house, on the top of which, according to the Asiatic manner, battlements were built, both to take the fresh air on, and to serve for refuge from and defense against an enemy. It was also used for prayer and meditation.

This parable represents the absurdity of those who undertook to be disciples of Christ, without considering what difficulties they were to meet with, and what strength they had to enable them to go through with the undertaking. He that will be a true disciple of Jesus Christ shall require no less than the mighty power of God to support him; as both hell and earth will unite to destroy him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

and desireth.

Luke 12:58 When you go with your adversary to the magistrate, as you are in the way, give diligence that you may be delivered from him...

1 Kings 20:31-34 And his servants said to him, Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings: let us, I pray you...

2 Kings 10:4,5 But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, two kings stood not before him: how then shall we stand...

Job 40:9 Have you an arm like God? or can you thunder with a voice like him?

Matthew 5:25 Agree with your adversary quickly, whiles you are in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver you to the judge...

Acts 12:20 And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one accord to him, and...

James 4:6-10 But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble...

Library
October 26. "Go Out into the Highways and Compel them to Come In" (Luke xiv. 23).
"Go out into the highways and compel them to come in" (Luke xiv. 23). In the great parable in the fourteenth chapter of Luke, giving an account of the great supper an ancient lord prepared for his friends and neighbors, and to which, when they asked to be excused, he invited the halt and the lame from the city slums and the lepers from outside the gate, there is a significant picture and object lesson of the program of Christianity in this age. In the first place, it is obvious to every thoughtful
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Lessons of a Feast
'And it came to pass, as He went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath day, that they watched Him. 2. And, behold, there was a certain man before Him which had the dropsy. 3. And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath day? 4. And they held their peace. And He took him, and healed him, and let him go; 5. And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

Cost of Discipleship must be Counted.
(Probably Peræa.) ^C Luke XIV. 25-35. ^c 25 Now there went with him great multitudes [he had hitherto spent but little time in Peræa, and the people were availing themselves of this opportunity to see and hear him]: and he turned, and said unto them, 26 If any man cometh unto me, and hateth not his own father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. ["Hateth," as used here, is an example of phenomenal speech,
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Increasing Progression of Enthusiasm and of Exaltation.
It is clear that such a religious society, founded solely on the expectation of the kingdom of God, must be in itself very incomplete. The first Christian generation lived almost entirely upon expectations and dreams. On the eve of seeing the world come to an end, they regarded as useless everything which only served to prolong it. Possession of property was interdicted.[1] Everything which attaches man to earth, everything which draws him aside from heaven, was to be avoided. Although several of
Ernest Renan—The Life of Jesus

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 suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won't he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand?

Luke 14:33
In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.

Luke 19:14
"But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, 'We don't want this man to be our king.'

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