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.

Discussion for Luke 14

  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 14:11 FOR WHOSOEVER EXALTETH HIMSELF SHALL BE ABASED AND HE THAT HUMBLETH HIMSELF SHALL BE EXALTED EZEKIEL 36:32 NOT FOR YOUR SAKES DO I THIS SAITH THE LORD GOD BE IT KNOWN UNTO YOU BE ASHAMED AND CONFOUNDED FOR YOUR OWN WAYS O HOUSE OF ISRAEL PSALM 66:7 HE RULETH BY HIS POWER FOR EVER HIS EYES BEHOLD THE NATIONS LET NOT THE REBELLIOUS EXALT THEMSELVES
  • Steve morrow
    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 14:29 LEST HAPPLY AFTER HE HATH LAID THE FOUNDATION AND IS NOT ABLE TO FINISH IT ALL THAT BEHOLD IT BEGIN TO MOCK HIM 14:30 SAYING THIS MAN BEGAN TO BUILD AND WAS NOT ABLE TO FINISH
  • Steve morrow
    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 14:29 LEST HAPLY AFTER HE HATH LAID THE FOUNDATION AND IS NOT ABLE TO FINISH IT ALL THAT BEHOLD IT BEGIN TO MOCK HIM MATTHEW 10:22 AND YOU SHALL BE HATED OF ALL MEN FOR MY NAMES SAKE BUT HE THAT ENDURETH UNTO THE END SHALL BE SAVED
  • Bruce
    Jim Hill: I hope all things are well. No matter why we walked away? The Father has opened Arms, waiting for our return! All his children one time or another sIn. Not like we did before salvation, for in Christ we sin a lot less! Thank you Lord for 1John 1:9. Some of us even take a walk for one day,one week, one year--? The Father is calling tenderly,gingerly come home. The end is in sight
  • Bruce
    E.Lesser:Matthew 22, Luke 14:16-24 is about non-believers being invited to come to the supper prepared for whosoever is on the list. Most are too busy to be bothered they are on Broadway Matthew7:13. If you're not on the guest list "Revelations20.15".
    Have you been invited? John6:44,ready 1John 1:9,Matthew3:11.
    You will know !! 2nd Corinthians5:17. What a day that will be!
    Never ending never
  • Oluwagbemiro
    To become the Lord's disciple, you must be ready to back the things of this world and face the cross alone.

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