Luke 14:18

And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Luke 14:18

And they all with one consent began to make excuse: The first said vnto him, I haue bought a piece of ground, and I must needs goe and see it: I pray thee haue me excused.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But they all alike began to make excuses. The first one said to him, 'I have bought a piece of land and I need to go out and look at it; please consider me excused.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they all with one `consent' began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a field, and I must needs go out and see it; I pray thee have me excused.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they all gave reasons why they were not able to come. The first said to him, I have got a new field, and it is necessary for me to go and see it: I am full of regret that I am unable to come.
- Basic English Bible

And all began, without exception, to excuse themselves. The first said to him, I have bought land, and I must go out and see it; I pray thee hold me for excused.
- Darby Bible

And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said to him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
- Webster's Bible

But they all without exception began to excuse themselves. The first told him, `I have purchased a piece of land, and must of necessity go and look at it. Pray hold me excused.'
- Weymouth Bible

They all as one began to make excuses. "The first said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please have me excused.'
- World English Bible

And alle bigunnen togidir to excusen hem. The firste seide, Y haue bouyt a toun, and Y haue nede to go out, and se it; Y preye thee, haue me excusid.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And they began with one consent all to excuse themselves: The first said to him, A field I bought, and I have need to go forth and see it; I beg of thee, have me excused.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Luke 14:18

Wesley's Notes for Luke 14:18


14:18 They all began to make excuse - One of them pleads only his own will, I go: another, a pretended necessity, I must needs go: the third, impossibility, I cannot come: all of them want the holy hatred mentioned #Lu 14:26|. All of them perish by things in themselves lawful. I must needs go - The most urgent worldly affairs frequently fall out just at the time when God makes the freest offers of salvation.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 14:18


Lu 14:18-20 Began to make excuse. The excuses show that they did not wish to be guests. The first said, etc. The first pleads landed property; the second, business; the third, social considerations; none of them good excuses.

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