Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

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

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.

A Conservative Version

And if not, while he is still far off, having sent a delegation, he asks the things about peace.

Amplified

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.

An Understandable Version

Or maybe, while the enemy is still a long way off, he will send representatives to ask for peace terms.

Anderson New Testament

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

Bible in Basic English

Or while the other is still a great distance away, he sends representatives requesting conditions of peace.

Common New Testament

And if not, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks terms of peace.

Daniel Mace New Testament

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

Darby Translation

and if not, while he is yet far off, having sent an embassy, he asks for terms 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.

Goodspeed New Testament

And if he cannot, while the other is still far away, he sends envoys to him and asks on what terms he will make peace.

John Wesley New Testament

If not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an embassage, and desireth conditions of peace.

Julia Smith Translation

And if he, yet being far off, having sent an embassy, asks things for peace.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

But if not, [while] [the other] is still far away, he sends an ambassador [and] asks {for terms of} peace.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

or else while the other is yet a great way off, he will send ambassadors, and desire peace.

Moffatt New Testament

If he cannot, when the other is still at a distance he will send an embassy to do homage to him.

Montgomery New Testament

"If he cannot, while the other king is yet a great way off, he sends an embassy to ask conditions of peace.

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.

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.

Noyes New Testament

Else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an embassy, and asketh conditions of peace.

Sawyer New Testament

And if not, while he is yet a great way off, sending an embassy he desires conditions of peace.

The Emphasized Bible

And, if not, by any means, while he is yet afar off, he sendeth, an embassy, and requesteth the conditions of peace.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

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

Twentieth Century New Testament

And if he cannot, then, while the other is still at a distance, he sends envoys and asks for terms of peace.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

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

Williams New Testament

And if he cannot, while the other is still far away, he sends envoys and asks for terms 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.

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Or
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

while the other

Usage: 0

is
ὤν οὖσα ὄν 
On 
being, when ... was, which is, that is, not tr,
Usage: 128

yet
ἔτι 
Eti 
Usage: 75

πόῤῥω 
Porrho 
Usage: 0

he sendeth
ἀποστέλλω 
Apostello 
Usage: 73

πρεσβεία 
Presbeia 
Usage: 0

ἐρωτάω 
Erotao 
Usage: 42

of
πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

References

American

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

The Cost Of Discipleship

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? 32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and asketh conditions of peace. 33 So therefore whosoever he be of you that renounceth not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.


Cross References

1 Kings 20:31-34

And his servants said unto him, Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings: let us, we pray thee, put sackcloth on our loins, and ropes upon our heads, and go out to the king of Israel: peradventure he will save thy life.

2 Kings 10:4-5

But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, the two kings stood not before him: how then shall we stand?

Job 40:9

Or hast thou an arm like God? And canst thou thunder with a voice like him?

Matthew 5:25

Agree with thine adversary quickly, while thou art with him in the way; lest haply the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

Luke 12:58

For as thou art going with thine adversary before the magistrate, on the way give diligence to be quit of him; lest haply he drag thee unto the judge, and the judge shall deliver thee to the officer, and the officer shall cast thee into prison.

Acts 12:20

Now he was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: and they came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, they asked for peace, because their country was fed from the king's country.

James 4:6-10

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore the scripture'saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.

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