For which of you, intending to build a tower, sits not down first, and counts the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
Treasury of Scripture
Genesis 11:4-9 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach to heaven; and let us make us a name...
Proverbs 24:27 Prepare your work without, and make it fit for yourself in the field; and afterwards build your house.
Luke 14:33 So likewise, whoever he be of you that forsakes not all that he has, he cannot be my disciple.
Joshua 24:19-24 And Joshua said to the people, You cannot serve the LORD: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God...
Matthew 8:20 And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has not where to lay his head.
Matthew 10:22 And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endures to the end shall be saved.
Matthew 20:22,23 But Jesus answered and said, You know not what you ask. Are you able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of...
Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered, What mean you to weep and to break my heart? for I am ready not to be bound only...
1 Thessalonians 3:4,5 For truly, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and you know...
2 Peter 1:13,14 Yes, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance...
ContextThe Cost of Following Jesus
25And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said to them, 26If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. 27And whoever does not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 28For which of you, intending to build a tower, sits not down first, and counts the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 29Lest haply, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. 31Or what king, going to make war against another king, sits not down first, and consults whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that comes against him with twenty thousand? 32Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an ambassador, and desires conditions of peace. 33So likewise, whoever he be of you that forsakes not all that he has, he cannot be my disciple. 34Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his flavor, with which shall it be seasoned? 35It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that has ears to hear, let him hear.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
For which of you, desiring to build a tower, doth not first sit down and count the cost, whether he have wherewith to complete it?
For which of you having a mind to build a tower, doth not first sit down, and reckon the charges that are necessary, whether he have wherewithal to finish it:
Darby Bible Translation
For which of you, desirous of building a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, if he have what is needed to complete it;
King James Bible
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
Young's Literal Translation
'For who of you, willing to build a tower, doth not first, having sat down, count the expence, whether he have the things for completing?