Luke 19:40
New International Version
"I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out."

New Living Translation
He replied, “If they kept quiet, the stones along the road would burst into cheers!”

English Standard Version
He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”

Berean Study Bible
“I tell you,” He answered, “if they remain silent, the very stones will cry out.”

Berean Literal Bible
And answering He said, "I say to you that if these will be silent, the stones will cry out."

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.

New King James Version
But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”

New American Standard Bible
Jesus replied, “I tell you, if these stop speaking, the stones will cry out!”

NASB 1995
But Jesus answered, "I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!"

NASB 1977
And He answered and said, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!”

Amplified Bible
Jesus replied, “I tell you, if these [people] keep silent, the stones will cry out [in praise]!”

Christian Standard Bible
He answered, “I tell you, if they were to keep silent, the stones would cry out.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He answered, "I tell you, if they were to keep silent, the stones would cry out!"

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

Contemporary English Version
But Jesus answered, "If they keep quiet, these stones will start shouting."

Douay-Rheims Bible
To whom he said: I say to you, that if these shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out.

English Revised Version
And he answered and said, I tell you that, if these shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out.

Good News Translation
Jesus answered, "I tell you that if they keep quiet, the stones themselves will start shouting."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus replied, "I can guarantee that if they are quiet, the stones will cry out."

International Standard Version
He replied, "I tell you, if they were quiet, the stones would cry out!"

Literal Standard Version
and He answering said to them, “I say to you that if these will be silent, the stones will cry out!”

NET Bible
He answered, "I tell you, if they keep silent, the very stones will cry out!"

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

Weymouth New Testament
"I tell you," He replied, "that if *they* became silent, the very stones would 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!'

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Triumphal Entry
39But some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples!” 40“I tell you,” He answered, “if they remain silent, the very stones will cry out.” 41As Jesus approached Jerusalem and saw the city, He wept over it…

Cross References
Habakkuk 2:11
For the stones will cry out from the wall, and the rafters will echo it from the woodwork.

Luke 19:41
As Jesus approached Jerusalem and saw the city, He wept over it


Treasury of Scripture

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

Psalm 96:11
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.

Psalm 98:7-9
Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein…

Psalm 114:1-8
When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language; …









(40) If these should hold their peace.--Here, then, at the very moment when He foresaw most clearly His own approaching end, and the failure of all earthly hopes of the city over which He wept, our Lord accepted every word that disciples or multitude had uttered of Him as being in the fullest sense true.

The stones would immediately cry out.--The startling imagery had a precedent in the language of Habakkuk (Habakkuk 2:11), "The stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it."



Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
“I tell
Λέγω (Legō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

you,”
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

He answered,
ἀποκριθεὶς (apokritheis)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

“if
ἐὰν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

they
οὗτοι (houtoi)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

remain silent,
σιωπήσουσιν (siōpēsousin)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4623: To keep silence, be silent, either voluntarily or involuntarily. From siope; to be dumb; figuratively, to be calm.

the very
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

stones
λίθοι (lithoi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3037: A stone; met: of Jesus as the chief stone in a building. Apparently a primary word; a stone.

will cry out.”
κράξουσιν (kraxousin)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2896: To cry aloud, shriek. A primary verb; properly, to 'croak' or scream, i.e. to call aloud.


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