Luke 14:32
Good News Translation
If he isn't, he will send messengers to meet the other king to ask for terms of peace while he is still a long way off.

Contemporary English Version
If he thinks he won't be able to defend himself, he will send messengers and ask for peace while the other king is still a long way off.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or else, while the other is yet afar off, sending an embassy, he desireth conditions of peace.

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Or else, while the other is yet afar off, sending an embassy, he desireth conditions of peace.

and desireth.

Luke 12:58 And when thou goest with thy adversary to the prince, whilst thou art in the way, endeavour to be delivered from him: lest perhaps he draw thee to he judge, and the judge deliver thee to the exacter, and the exacter cast thee into prison.

1 Kings 20:31-34 And his servants said to him: Behold, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful; so let us put sackcloths on our loins, and ropes on our heads, and go out to the king of Israel: perhaps he will save our lives. . . .

2 Kings 10:4,5 But they were exceedingly afraid, and said: Behold two kings could not stand before him, and how shall we be able to resist? . . .

Job 40:9 And hast thou an arm like God, and canst thou thunder with a voice like him?

Matthew 5:25 Be at agreement with thy adversary betimes, whilst thou art in the way with him: lest perhaps the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

Acts 12:20 And he was angry with the Tyrians and the Sidonians. But they with one accord came to him: and, having gained Blastus who was the king's chamberlain, they desired peace, because their countries were nourished by him.

James 4:6-10 But he giveth greater grace. Wherefore he saith: God resisteth the proud and giveth grace to the humble. . . .

Context
The Cost of Discipleship
31Or, what king, about to go to make war against another king, doth not first sit down and think whether he be able, with ten thousand, to meet him that, with twenty thousand, cometh against him? 32Or else, while the other is yet afar off, sending an embassy, he desireth conditions of peace. 33So likewise every one of you that doth not renounce all that he possesseth cannot be my disciple.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:42
Give to him that asketh of thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not away.

Luke 14:31
Or, what king, about to go to make war against another king, doth not first sit down and think whether he be able, with ten thousand, to meet him that, with twenty thousand, cometh against him?

Luke 14:33
So likewise every one of you that doth not renounce all that he possesseth cannot be my disciple.

Luke 19:14
But his citizens hated him and they sent an embassage after him, saying: We will not have this man to reign over us.

Additional Translations
And if he is unable, he will send a delegation while the other king is still far off, to ask for terms of peace.

And if not, of him being still far off, having sent an embassy, he asks for peace.

Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an ambassador, and desires conditions of peace.

Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and asketh conditions of peace.

and if not, while he is yet far off, having sent an embassy, he asks for terms of peace.

Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and asketh conditions of peace.

Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an embassy, and desireth conditions of peace.

If not, while the other is still a long way off, he sends messengers and sues for peace.

Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an envoy, and asks for conditions of peace.

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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