New American Standard Bible
And He answered and said, "Elijah is coming and will restore all things;
King James Bible
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
Darby Bible Translation
And he answering said to them, Elias indeed comes first and will restore all things.
World English Bible
Jesus answered them, "Elijah indeed comes first, and will restore all things,
Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus answering said to them, 'Elijah doth indeed come first, and shall restore all things,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things - He did not mean by this that Elijah was yet to come, for he tells them immediately Matthew 17:12 that he had come; but he meant to affirm that it was a true doctrine which the scribes taught, that Elijah would appear before the coming of the Messiah. To "restore" means to put into the former situation. See Matthew 12:13. Hence, it means to heal, to correct, to put in proper order. Here it means that Elijah would put things in a proper state; he would be the instrument of reforming the people, or of restoring them, in some measure, to proper notions about the Messiah and preparing them for his coming. Before the coming of John their views were erroneous, their expectations were worldly, and their conduct were exceedingly depraved. He corrected many of their notions about the Messiah (see Matthew 3), and he was the instrument of an extensive reformation, and thus restored them, in some degree, to correct views of their own system and of the Messiah, and to a preparation for his advent.
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On the Morrow of the Transfiguration
And His disciples asked Him, "Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"
but I say to you that Elijah already came, and they did not recognize him, but did to him whatever they wished. So also the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands."
So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, "Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?"
whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time.
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