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Luke 14:19

    Luke 14:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray you have me excused.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them; I pray thee have me excused.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And another said, I have got some cattle, and I am going to make a test of them: I am full of regret that I am unable to come.

    Webster's Revision

    And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them; I pray thee have me excused.

    World English Bible

    "Another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I must go try them out. Please have me excused.'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 14:19

    I go to prove them - To try them, to see if he had made a good bargain. It is worthy of remark that this excuse was very trifling. He could as easily have tried them at any other time as then, and his whole conduct shows that he was more disposed to gratify "himself" than to accept the invitation of his friend. He was selfish; just as all sinners are, who, to gratify their own worldliness and sins, refuse to accept the offers of the gospel.