New Living Translation
He replied, "If they kept quiet, the stones along the road would burst into cheers!"
King James Bible
And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
Darby Bible Translation
And he answering said to them, I say unto you, If these shall be silent, the stones will cry out.
World English Bible
He answered them, "I tell you that if these were silent, the stones would cry out."
Young's Literal Translation
and he answering said to them, 'I say to you, that, if these shall be silent, the stones will cry out!'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
19:40 If these should hold their peace, the stones, which lie before you, would cry out - That is, God would raise up some still more unlikely instruments to declare his praise. For the power of God will not return empty.
LibraryA New Kind of King
'And when He was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; 38. Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. 38. And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto Him, Master, rebuke Thy disciples. 40. And He answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their …
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The very stones in the walls cry out against you, and the beams in the ceilings echo the complaint.
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