Luke 14:24-35 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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24 'For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste of my dinner.' " 24 I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.' "
25 Now large crowds were going along with Him; and He turned and said to them, 25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said:
26 "If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. 26 "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters--yes, even his own life--he cannot be my disciple.
27 "Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. 27 And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
28 "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? 28 "Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it?
29 "Otherwise , when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him, 29 For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him,
30 saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.' 30 saying, 'This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.'
31 "Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and consider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 31 "Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Will he not first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand?
32 "Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace. 32 If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace.
33 "So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions. 33 In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.
34 "Therefore, salt is good; but if even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned? 34 "Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?
35 "It is useless either for the soil or for the manure pile; it is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear." 35 It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown out. "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."