Prepare your work outside
And make it ready for yourself in the field;
Afterwards, then, build your house.
Then the king commanded, and they quarried great stones, costly stones, to lay the foundation of the house with cut stones.
The house, while it was being built, was built of stone prepared at the quarry, and there was neither hammer nor axe nor any iron tool heard in the house while it was being built.
For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?