New American Standard Bible
"Another one said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; please consider me excused.'
King James Bible
And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
Darby Bible Translation
And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them; I pray thee hold me for excused.
World English Bible
"Another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I must go try them out. Please have me excused.'
Young's Literal Translation
'And another said, Five yoke of oxen I bought, and I go on to prove them; I beg of thee, have me excused:
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I go to prove them - To try them, to see if he had made a good bargain. It is worthy of remark that this excuse was very trifling. He could as easily have tried them at any other time as then, and his whole conduct shows that he was more disposed to gratify "himself" than to accept the invitation of his friend. He was selfish; just as all sinners are, who, to gratify their own worldliness and sins, refuse to accept the offers of the gospel.
LibraryThe Rash Builder
Which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?'--LUKE xiv. 28. Christ sought for no recruits under false pretences, but rather discouraged than stimulated light-hearted adhesion. His constant effort was to sift the crowds that gathered round Him. So here great multitudes are following Him, and how does He welcome them? Does He lay Himself out to attract them? Luke tells us that He turned and faced the following …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture
On the Words of the Gospel, Luke xiv. 16, "A Certain Man Made a Great Supper," Etc.
The Writings of St. Augustin.
Epistle xxxiii. To Mauricius Augustus.
"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.'
"Another one said, 'I have married a wife, and for that reason I cannot come.'
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