LUKE 14:28

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For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?

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Luke 14:28 Translation & Meaning

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For γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) For
which τίς An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) which
of ἐξ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) of
you, ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you you
intending θέλων To determine (as an active option from subjective impulse; whereas G1014 properly denotes rather a passive acquiescence in objective considerations), i.e., choose or prefer (literally or figuratively); by implication, to wish, i.e., be inclined to (sometimes adverbially, gladly); impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; by Hebraism, to delight in intending
to build οἰκοδομῆσαι To be a house-builder, i.e., construct or (figuratively) confirm build
a tower, πύργον A tower or castle tower
sitteth down καθίσας To seat down, i.e., set (figuratively, appoint); intransitively, to sit (down); figuratively, to settle (hover, dwell) sitteth down
not οὐχὶ Not indeed not
first, πρῶτον Firstly (in time, place, order, or importance) first
and counteth ψηφίζει To use pebbles in enumeration, i.e., (generally) to compute counteth
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
cost, δαπάνην Expense (as consuming) cost
whether εἰ If, whether, that, etc whether
he have ἔχει To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) he have
sufficient (No Greek definition. English implied.)
to πρὸς A preposition of direction; forward to, i.e., toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e., pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e., near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e., whither or for which it is predicated) to
finish ἀπαρτισμόν Completion finish
it? (No Greek definition. English implied.)

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  • 26  If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

  • 27  And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

  • 28  For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?

  • 29  Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,

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




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