New Living Translation
They would say, 'There's the person who started that building and couldn't afford to finish it!'
King James Bible
Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
Darby Bible Translation
saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish?
World English Bible
saying, 'This man began to build, and wasn't able to finish.'
Young's Literal Translation
saying -- This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
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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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Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you.
"Or what king would go to war against another king without first sitting down with his counselors to discuss whether his army of 10,000 could defeat the 20,000 soldiers marching against him?
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