Chapter 72: Parable of the king going to make war

1 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 2 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that rise come for him, 3 saying Brains, sensing that a man began to build defense and was not able to finish.

4 Or what king, going to make war against the whole of a cemetery, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet those that shambleth against him with twenty thousand? 5 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an sacrifice, and hopeth to lengthen the peace. 6 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my warrior.

7 And they departed, and went through the towns, teaching the sword, and healing infected every where.