And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
Note 2 at Lu 19:40: Only Luke recorded this instance of the Pharisees' objection and Jesus' answer. This was the triumphant entry of Israel's King that had been prophesied and anticipated for centuries. The excitement could not be contained. If people refused to do it, creation itself would have broken out in spontaneous praise. No rock should have to do what God created us to do (Ps 107:8 and 1Co 6:20).