Luke 14:28

For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For which of you intending to build a towre, sitteth not downe first, and counteth the cost, whether he haue sufficient to finish it?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, doth not first sit down and count the cost, whether he have `wherewith' to complete it?
- American Standard Version (1901)

For which of you, desiring to put up a tower, does not first give much thought to the price, if he will have enough to make it complete?
- Basic English Bible

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;
- Darby Bible

For which of you intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he hath sufficient to finish it?
- Webster's Bible

Which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not sit down first and calculate the cost, asking if he has the means to finish it? --
- Weymouth 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?
- World English Bible

For who of you willynge to bilde a toure, whether he `first sitte not, and countith the spensis that ben nedeful, if he haue to perfourme?
- Wycliffe Bible

`For who of you, willing to build a tower, doth not first, having sat down, count the expense, whether he have the things for completing?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 14:28


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.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 14:28


Lu 14:28-33 Sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost? This calculation of what any enterprise or step will require before entering upon it is the part of wisdom. So, too, a disciple of Christ should count the cost. It is well to understand that every obstacle to the service of Christ must be given up.

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