Luke 14:30
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English Standard Version
saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’

King James Bible
Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

American Standard Version
saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Saying: This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

English Revised Version
saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

Webster's Bible Translation
Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

Weymouth New Testament
saying, 'This man began to build, but could not finish.'

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Vincent's Word Studies

This man (οὗτος ὁ ἄνθρωπος)

With sarcastic emphasis.

Was not able (οὐκ ἴσχυσεν)

From ἰσχύς, strength. See on power, 2 Peter 2:11. To be strong in body or in resources, and so to be worth, as Lat., valere. "This man was not worth enough, or was not good for the completion." In this latter sense, Matthew 5:13, "good for nothing."

Luke 14:30 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Matthew 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

Matthew 27:3-8 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself...

Acts 1:18,19 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the middle...

1 Corinthians 3:11-14 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ...

Hebrews 6:4-8,11 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift...

Hebrews 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

2 Peter 2:19-22 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome...

2 John 1:8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have worked, but that we receive a full reward.

Cross References
Luke 14:29
Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him,

Luke 14:31
Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?

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