New Living Translation
"But don't begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it?
King James Bible
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
Darby Bible Translation
For which of you, desirous of building a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, if he have what is needed to complete it;
World English Bible
For which of you, desiring to build a tower, doesn't first sit down and count the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it?
Young's Literal Translation
'For who of you, willing to build a tower, doth not first, having sat down, count the expence, whether he have the things for completing?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:28 And which of you intending to build a tower - That is, and whoever of you intends to follow me, let him first seriously weigh these things.
LibraryThe Sin of Omission.
Matthew xix. 20.--"The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?" The narrative from which the text is taken is familiar to all readers of the Bible. A wealthy young man, of unblemished morals and amiable disposition, came to our Lord, to inquire His opinion respecting his own good estate. He asked what good thing he should do, in order to inherit eternal life. The fact that he applied to Christ at all, shows that he was not entirely at rest in his …
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And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple.
Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you.
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