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

  • Geraldine cole
    Thank U G.Goodman for your truthful comment u are so right God sent his Son Jesus to die for us but we must want to be saved u see Jesus cannot make us be saved because he gave us free will from the beginning before we were born Jesus knew those that would come when he call them to himself.u see no one can come to Jesus unless he draw them then he have to open your spiritual ears.
  • Lilian
    FOR THE SON OF MAN CAME TO SEEK FOR THOSE WHO ARE LOST. JESUS IS THE GOOD SHEPHERD WHO LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FPR HIS SHEEP. ONLY BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD OUR SAVIOR JEHOVA JIREH THE LORD MY PROVIDER SHALOM
  • Zeingoff
    Who knows parables? He spoke thus that only the elect understand. The nobleman is Jesus, Moses, the Prophets, ect whom God has sent. The nobleman has received his kingdom and returns to impart. The ten servants are the tribes of Israel who migrated to the four corners. Those who hate the nobleman are slayed and denied eternity. There are profitable servants and unprofitable . his reward is..
  • Steve morrow
    luke 19:27 but those mine enemies which would not that I should reign over them bring hither and slay them before me psalm 119:139 my zeal hath consumed me because mine enemies have forgotten thy words 2 thessalonians 2:8 THEN SHALL THAT WICKED BE REVEALED WHOM THE LORD SHALL CONSUME WITH THE SPIRIT OF HIS MOUTH AND SHALL DESTROY WITH THE BRIGHTNESS OF HIS COMING
  • A disciple
    "And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house." The Lord Jesus knows who His friends are no matter what others think of us, and speak evil behind His back. What is it our business to judge another man's servant? We all must come to Jesus to be saved, and will each of us be judged by Jesus.
  • Mikayla
    So AMAZING. Wonderful story

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