New American Standard Bible
"Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him,
King James Bible
Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
Darby Bible Translation
in order that, having laid the foundation of it, and not being able to finish it, all who see it do not begin to mock at him,
World English Bible
Or perhaps, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, everyone who sees begins to mock him,
Young's Literal Translation
lest that he having laid a foundation, and not being able to finish, all who are beholding may begin to mock him,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Haply - Perhaps.
To mock him - To ridicule him. To laugh at him.
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.
"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?
saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.'
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