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

  • 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
  • Germaine Goodman
    We have a Great Father in Heaven... He loves all of humanity and want us to be saved from our sins and to ask His SON Jesus Christ to forgive us and to come in our hearts and saved us.. We serve an Awesome God.. It is a shame that we are so ignorant when it comes TO THE THINGS OF GOD....I MEAN THE REAL GOD....Germaine
  • Michael C.
    The "Glad Tidings Age" is probably referring to the period from the Lord's first coming in the flesh, in which He gave up Himself for us on the cross, and then rose from the dead; to the end of the age at His second coming in power and great glory. We are commissioned by Him to be His witnesses and ambassadors of the Good News of our salvation; we are not to be entangled in the things of this life

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