Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an ambassador, and desires conditions of peace.
Treasury of Scripture
Luke 12:58 When you go with your adversary to the magistrate, as you are in the way, give diligence that you may be delivered from him...
1 Kings 20:31-34 And his servants said to him, Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings: let us, I pray you...
2 Kings 10:4,5 But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, two kings stood not before him: how then shall we stand...
Job 40:9 Have you an arm like God? or can you thunder with a voice like him?
Matthew 5:25 Agree with your adversary quickly, whiles you are in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver you to the judge...
Acts 12:20 And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one accord to him, and...
James 4:6-10 But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble...
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
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and asketh conditions of peace.
Or else, whilst the other is yet afar off, sending an embassy, he desireth conditions of peace.
Darby Bible Translation
and if not, while he is yet far off, having sent an embassy, he asks for terms of peace.
King James Bible
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of 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.