Luke 14:30

30 "You began to build but can't finish the job!' they will say.

Luke 14:30 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 14:30

Saying, this man began to build
He set out well, he promised great things, and made a considerable bluster and stir, as if he would carry things at once to a very high pitch:

and was not able to finish;
it was all noise and talk, and nothing else: falling off from a profession of religion, exposes men to contempt and scorn; such are not only cast out of churches with disgrace, but are despised by men, by wicked men; and are a reproach, a proverb, and a taunt in all places; and even are mocked by devils too.

Luke 14:30 In-Context

28 If one of you is planning to build a tower, you sit down first and figure out what it will cost, to see if you have enough money to finish the job.
29 If you don't, you will not be able to finish the tower after laying the foundation; and all who see what happened will make fun of you.
30 "You began to build but can't finish the job!' they will say.
31 If a king goes out with ten thousand men to fight another king who comes against him with twenty thousand men, he will sit down first and decide if he is strong enough to face that other king.
32 If he isn't, he will send messengers to meet the other king to ask for terms of peace while he is still a long way off.