New Living Translation
Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you.
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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LibraryThe Sin of Omission.
Matthew xix. 20.--"The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?" The narrative from which the text is taken is familiar to all readers of the Bible. A wealthy young man, of unblemished morals and amiable disposition, came to our Lord, to inquire His opinion respecting his own good estate. He asked what good thing he should do, in order to inherit eternal life. The fact that he applied to Christ at all, shows that he was not entirely at rest in his …
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"But don't begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it?
They would say, 'There's the person who started that building and couldn't afford to finish it!'
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