For which of you, desiring to build a tower,
does not first sit down and count the cost,
whether he has enough to complete it?
Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish,
all who see it begin to mock him,
saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.'
Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war,
will not sit down first and deliberate
whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him
who comes against him with twenty thousand?
And if not, while the other is yet a great way off,
he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace.
So therefore, any one of you
who does not renounce all that he has
cannot be my disciple.