Matthew 17:10
Good News Translation
Then the disciples asked Jesus, "Why do the teachers of the Law say that Elijah has to come first?"

Contemporary English Version
The disciples asked Jesus, "Don't the teachers of the Law of Moses say Elijah must come before the Messiah does?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his disciples asked him, saying: Why then do the scribes say that Elias must come first?

New American Bible
Then the disciples asked him, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And his disciples asked him, saying: Why then do the scribes say that Elias must come first?

Why.

Matthew 17:3,4 And behold there appeared to them Moses and Elias talking with him. . . .

Matthew 11:14 And if you will receive it, he is Elias that is to come.

Matthew 27:47-49 And some that stood there and heard said: This man calleth Elias. . . .

Malachi 4:5,6 Behold, I will send you Elias the prophet, before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. . . .

Mark 9:11 And they asked him, saying: Why then do the Pharisees and scribes say that Elias must come first?

John 1:21,25 And they asked him: What then? Art thou Elias? And he said: I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered: No. . . .

Context
The Transfiguration
9And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying: Tell the vision to no man, till the Son of man be risen from the dead. 10And his disciples asked him, saying: Why then do the scribes say that Elias must come first? 11But he answering, said to them: Elias indeed shall come, and restore all things.…
Cross References
Malachi 4:5
Behold, I will send you Elias the prophet, before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.

Matthew 11:14
And if you will receive it, he is Elias that is to come.

Matthew 16:14
But they said: Some John the Baptist, and other some Elias, and others Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

Matthew 17:11
But he answering, said to them: Elias indeed shall come, and restore all things.

Additional Translations
The disciples asked Him, “Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”

And the disciples asked Him, saying, "Why then do the scribes say that it behooves Elijah to come first?"

And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?

And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elijah must first come?

And [his] disciples demanded of him saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first have come?

And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elijah must first come?

And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes, that Elijah must first come?

"Why then," asked the disciples, "do the Scribes say that Elijah must first come?"

His disciples asked him, saying, "Then why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"

And his disciples questioned him, saying, 'Why then do the scribes say that Elijah it behoveth to come first?'
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