Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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.

Amplified

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

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.'

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 
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 
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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Morish

Context Readings

The Cost Of Discipleship

29 Lest haply, when he hath laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all that behold begin to mock him, 30 saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. 31 Or what king, as he goeth to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?


Cross References

Matthew 7:27

and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and smote upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall thereof.

Matthew 27:3-8

Then Judas, who betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

Acts 1:18-19

(Now this man obtained a field with the reward of his iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.

1 Corinthians 3:11-14

For other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 6:4-8

For as touching those who were once enlightened and tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit,

Hebrews 6:11

And we desire that each one of you may show the same diligence unto the fulness of hope even to the end:

Hebrews 10:38

But my righteous one shall live by faith: And if he shrink back, my soul hath no pleasure in him.

2 Peter 2:19-22

promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he also brought into bondage.

2 John 1:8

Look to yourselves, that ye lose not the things which we have wrought, but that ye receive a full reward.

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