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Luke 14:31

    Luke 14:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Or what king, going to make war against another king, sits not down first, and consults whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that comes against him with twenty thousand?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Or what king, going to war with another king, will not first take thought if he will be strong enough, with ten thousand men, to keep off him who comes against him with twenty thousand?

    Webster's Revision

    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?

    World English Bible

    Or what king, as he goes to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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?

    Definitions for Luke 14:31

    Meet - Agreeable; fit; proper.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 14:31

    With ten thousand to meet ... - Whether he will be able, with the forces which he "has," to meet his enemy. Christ here perhaps intends to denote that the enemies which we have to encounter in following him are many and strong, and that "our" strength is comparatively feeble. "To meet him." To contend with him. To gain a victory over him.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 14:31

    14:31 Another king - Does this mean, the prince of this world? Certainly he has greater numbers on his side. How numerous are his children and servants!