Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.'

King James Version

Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

Holman Bible

saying, 'This man started to build and wasn't able to finish.'

International Standard Version

and say, "This person started a building but couldn't finish it.'

A Conservative Version

saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

American Standard Version

saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

Amplified

Saying, This man began to build and was not able ( worth enough) to finish.

An Understandable Version

saying, 'This man began to build [a tower] but was not able to finish it.'

Anderson New Testament

saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

Bible in Basic English

And saying, This man made a start at building and is not able to make it complete.

Common New Testament

saying, 'This man began to build, and was not able to finish.'

Daniel Mace New Testament

this man, will they say, began to build, but wanted stock to finish.

Darby Translation

saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish?

Godbey New Testament

saying, that this man began to build, and was not able to complete it.

Goodspeed New Testament

and say, 'This man started to erect a building, and could not finish it!'

John Wesley New Testament

saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

Julia Smith Translation

Saying, That this man began to build, and was not able to finish.

King James 2000

Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

Lexham Expanded Bible

saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish!'

Modern King James verseion

saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

saying, 'This man began to build, and was not able to make an end.'

Moffatt New Testament

saying, 'This fellow started to build but he could not finish it.'

Montgomery New Testament

"'This fellow began to build and could not finish.'

NET Bible

They will say, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish!'

New Heart English Bible

saying, 'This man began to build, and was not able to finish.'

New simplified Bible

You started and could not finish,' they will say.

Noyes New Testament

saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

Sawyer New Testament

saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish.

The Emphasized Bible

saying - This man, began to build, and was not able to finish!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And say 'Here is a man who began to build and was not able to finish!'

Webster

Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

Weymouth New Testament

saying, 'This man began to build, but could not finish.'

Williams New Testament

and say, 'This fellow started to erect a building but could not complete it!'

World English Bible

saying, 'This man began to build, and wasn't able to finish.'

Worrell New Testament

saying, 'This man began to build, and was not able to finish!'

Worsley New Testament

all that see it, should deride him, saying, this man began to build and was not able to finish.

Youngs Literal Translation

saying -- This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
λέγω 
Lego 
say , speak , call , tell ,
Usage: 1045

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this , these , he , the same , this man , she , they ,
Usage: 258

man
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man , not tr ,
Usage: 316

ἄρχομαι 
Archomai 
Usage: 69

to build
οἰκοδομέω 
Oikodomeo 
build , edify , builder , build up , be in building , embolden
Usage: 22

and

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

was
ἰσχύω 
Ischuo 
can , be able , avail , prevail , be whole , cannot , can do , may ,
Usage: 19

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἰσχύω 
Ischuo 
can , be able , avail , prevail , be whole , cannot , can do , may ,
Usage: 19

References

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Context Readings

The Cost Of Discipleship

29 "Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him, 30 saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.' 31 "Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and consider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand?


Cross References

Matthew 7:27

"The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell--and great was its fall."

Matthew 27:3-8

Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He had been condemned, he felt remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

Acts 1:18-19

(Now this man acquired a field with the price of his wickedness, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines gushed out.

1 Corinthians 3:11-14

For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 6:4-8

For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit,

Hebrews 6:11

And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end,

Hebrews 10:38

BUT MY RIGHTEOUS ONE SHALL LIVE BY FAITH; AND IF HE SHRINKS BACK, MY SOUL HAS NO PLEASURE IN HIM.

2 Peter 2:19-22

promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved.

2 John 1:8

Watch yourselves, that you do not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.

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