New American Standard Bible
They asked Him, saying, "Why is it that the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"
King James Bible
And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come?
Darby Bible Translation
And they asked him saying, Why do the scribes say that Elias must first have come?
World English Bible
They asked him, saying, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"
Young's Literal Translation
And they were questioning him, saying, that the scribes say that Elijah it behoveth to come first.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Why say the scribes ... - See the notes at Matthew 17:10-13.
LibraryThe Omnipotence of Faith
Jesus said unto him, If them canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.'--Mark ix. 23. The necessity and power of faith is the prominent lesson of this narrative of the healing of a demoniac boy, especially as it is told by the Evangelist Mark, The lesson is enforced by the actions of all the persons in the group, except the central figure, Christ. The disciples could not cast out the demon, and incur Christ's plaintive rebuke, which is quite as much sorrow as blame: 'O faithless …
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"Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD.
"And if you are willing to accept it, John himself is Elijah who was to come.
They seized upon that statement, discussing with one another what rising from the dead meant.
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