Luke 19:40

“And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he answered, and said vnto them, I tell you, that if these should holde their peace, the stones would immediatly cry out.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Jesus answered, "I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he answered and said, I tell you that, if these shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said in answer, I say to you, if these men keep quiet, the very stones will be crying out.
- Basic English Bible

And he answering said to them, I say unto you, If these shall be silent, the stones will cry out.
- Darby Bible

And he answered and said to them, I tell you, that if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
- Webster's Bible

I tell you, He replied, "that if *they* became silent, the very stones would cry out."
- Weymouth Bible

He answered them, "I tell you that if these were silent, the stones would cry out."
- World English Bible

And he seide to hem, Y seie to you, for if these ben stille, stoonus schulen crye.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he answering said to them, `I say to you, that, if these shall be silent, the stones will cry out!'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 19:40


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.


Discussion for Luke 19

  • John
    "Without faith it is impossible to please God." "Faith without works is dead like a body with out a soul."
    I will stay in my faith in the Lord praying Him to guide me to good works, Whether the 1000 year reign of peace as it s mentioned in the Bible is symbolic, or if it is literal.
  • The biblical reference to a thousand years in Rev 20 is NOT teaching a literal thousand year period that is to take place here on this earth. The whole book of Revelation is referring to the day in which we all live, the entire Gospel Age, however long that may be. What John wrote about, using symbolical language to describe the things which Christ shows him, is what is transpiring all around us. This understanding of the book is called Amillennialism, or a Realized Millennium. Not two comings, nor two judgments, nor a 1,000 yr reign followed by eternity. Rather Christ comes and raises the dead at the "last day." The righteous go into eternal life. The wicked are cast into outer darkness, where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.
  • Joe suplicky for verse 10
    I lost my home,wife and lots of money that Satan stole and I'm believing the Lord to restore what I have lost. Amen Praise God
  • FAITH
    THE WILL OF GOD MEANS THE WORD OF GOD! THIS INCLUDES HIS PROMISES AS WELL. YOU HAVE TO WHOLEHEARTEDLY BELIEVE WITHOUT DOUBTING GOD'S WORD. GOD WILL DO AS HE SAYS BUT IN GOD'S TIME
  • Sandy
    Bozki 's Luke Chapter 19..I believe the bible is our instructions on life.. HOW GOD WANTS US TO LIVE! I believe God wants us to live in earth as we will in heaven! After all Jesu did tell us to pray The Lords prayer . We are promising God that we will live his will in earth as in heaven. Amen! Live by Gods law, man made laws are what 's destroying the world. Just because things are legal dont mean you have to do them.
  • Bozki
    On verse 13, Parable of the Talent, Occupy till I come, Same as in the beginning in Genesis 1:26, Let them have Dominion over the Earth, this is the Kingdom of God. The purpose of God in creating us is to DOMINATE the earth, to rule the earth, just like GOD rule the Heaven, when the time that He will come to earth he will find that earth is like Heaven......Guys, Do the things that God wants you to do. Read the word of God,....God Bless

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