New International Version
"I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, 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.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If these should hold their peace, the stones would - cry out - Of such importance is my present conduct to you and to others, being expressly predicted by one of your own prophets, Zechariah 9:9, as pointing out the triumph of humility over pride, and of meekness over rage and malice, as signifying the salvation which I bring to the lost souls of men, that, if this multitude were silent, God would give even to the stones a voice, that the advent of the Messiah might be duly celebrated.
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Occupy till I come.--LUKE 19:13. The Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.--Unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.--Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?--Leaving …
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