Luke 14:32
Modern Translations
New International Version
If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace.

New Living Translation
And if he can’t, he will send a delegation to discuss terms of peace while the enemy is still far away.

English Standard Version
And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace.

Berean Study Bible
And if he is unable, he will send a delegation while the other king is still far off, to ask for terms of peace.

New American Standard Bible
Otherwise, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and requests terms of peace.

NASB 1995
"Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace.

NASB 1977
“Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks terms of peace.

Amplified Bible
Or else [if he feels he is not powerful enough], while the other [king] is still a far distance away, he sends an envoy and asks for terms of peace.

Christian Standard Bible
If not, while the other is still far off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If not, while the other is still far off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace.

Contemporary English Version
If he thinks he won't be able to defend himself, he will send messengers and ask for peace while the other king is still a long way off.

Good News Translation
If he isn't, he will send messengers to meet the other king to ask for terms of peace while he is still a long way off.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If he can't, he'll send ambassadors to ask for terms of peace while the other king is still far away.

International Standard Version
If he can't, he will send a delegation to ask for terms of peace while the other king is still far away.

NET Bible
If he cannot succeed, he will send a representative while the other is still a long way off and ask for terms of peace.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.

New King James Version
Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace.

King James 2000 Bible
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation, and desires conditions of peace.

New Heart English Bible
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an envoy, and asks for conditions of peace.

World English Bible
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an envoy, and asks for conditions of peace.

American King James Version
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an ambassador, and desires conditions of peace.

American Standard Version
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and asketh conditions of peace.

A Faithful Version
But if not, while his enemy is still far off, he sends ambassadors and desires the terms for peace.

Darby Bible Translation
and if not, while he is yet far off, having sent an embassy, he asks for terms of peace.

English Revised Version
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and asketh conditions of peace.

Webster's Bible Translation
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an embassy, and desireth conditions of peace.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Or els while hee is yet a great way off, hee sendeth an ambassage, and desireth peace.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Or els, whyle the other is yet a great way of, he sendeth an imbassage, and desireth conditions of peace.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Or els, whyle the other is yet a greate waye of he sendeth embassage, and desyreth peace.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
Or els whyll ye other is yet a greate waye of he will sende embasseatours and desyre peace.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And if not so—he being yet a long way off—having sent a delegation, he asks the things for peace.

Berean Literal Bible
And if not, of him being still far off, having sent an embassy, he asks for peace.

Young's Literal Translation
and if not so -- he being yet a long way off -- having sent an embassy, he doth ask the things for peace.

Smith's Literal Translation
And if he, yet being far off, having sent an embassy, asks things for peace.

Literal Emphasis Translation
And if not, his being still a far off, having sent an embassy, he asks for peace.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Or else, whilst the other is yet afar off, sending an embassy, he desireth conditions of peace.

Catholic Public Domain Version
If not, then while the other is still far away, sending a delegation, he would ask him for terms of peace.

Translations from Aramaic
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And if not, while he is far off from him, he sends envoys and pleads for peace.”

Lamsa Bible
And if not, while he is far away from him, sends envoys and seeks peace.

NT Translations
Anderson New Testament
And if not, while he is yet at a distance, he sends an embassy, and asks for conditions of peace.

Godbey New Testament
But if not, while he is yet a great way off, sending an embassy, he asks for those things which appertain to peace.

Haweis New Testament
and if he be not, whilst he is still at a distance, he sendeth an embassy, and desires terms of peace.

Mace New Testament
that in case he is not, he may send an embassy, and desire conditions of peace, before the other approaches.

Weymouth New Testament
If not, while the other is still a long way off, he sends messengers and sues for peace.

Worrell New Testament
And, if not by any means, while he is yet afar off, sending an embassy, he asks conditions of peace.

Worsley New Testament
and if not, while he is yet far off, he sendeth an embassy, and desireth conditions of peace.








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