New International Version
They asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No."
King James Bible
And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.
Darby Bible Translation
And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he says, I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered, No.
World English Bible
They asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the prophet?" He answered, "No."
Young's Literal Translation
And they questioned him, 'What then? Elijah art thou?' and he saith, 'I am not.' -- 'The prophet art thou?' and he answered, 'No.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Art thou that prophet? - the prophet spoken of by Moses, Deuteronomy 18:15, Deuteronomy 18:18. This text they had also misunderstood: for the prophet or teacher promised by Moses was no other than the Messiah himself. See Acts 3:22. But the Jews had a tradition that Jeremiah was to return to life, and restore the pot of manna, the ark of the covenant, etc., which he had hidden that the Babylonians might not get them. Besides this, they had a general expectation that all the prophets should come to life in the days of the Messiah.
I am not - I am not the prophet which you expect, nor Elijah: though he was the Elijah that was to come; for in the spirit and power of that eminent prophet he came, proclaiming the necessity of reformation in Israel. See Matthew 11:14; Matthew 17:10-13.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Art thou Elias.
Art thou that. or, Art thou a.
Eversley. 1856. St. John i. 16, 17. "Of His fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." I wish you to mind particularly this word GRACE. You meet it very often in the Bible. You hear often said, The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Now, what does this word grace mean? It is really worth your while to know; for if a man or a woman has not grace, they will be very unhappy people, and very disagreeable …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
September 24 Evening
May 19 Evening
November 15 Morning
The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him.
I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him.
"See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes.
And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come.
They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
The crowds answered, "This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee."
Finally they said, "Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?"
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