Mark 9:11
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New International Version
And they asked him, "Why do the teachers of the law 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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And they kept that saying - This verse is wanting in two MSS. and one of the Itala.

What the rising from the dead should mean - Ὁταν εκ νεκρων αναϚῃ, When he should arise from the dead, is the reading of D, six others, Syriac, all the Persic, Vulgate, all the Itala, and Jerome. Griesbach approves of it. There is nothing that answers to this verse either in Matthew or Luke.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Mark 9:4 And there appeared to them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.

Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom you seek...

Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:

Matthew 11:14 And if you will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.

Matthew 17:10,11 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come...

February 2 Evening
One star differeth from another star in glory.--I COR. 15:41. By the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest. And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all.--Be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Unbelieving Belief
'And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help Thou mine unbelief.'--Mark ix. 24. We owe to Mark's Gospel the fullest account of the pathetic incident of the healing of the demoniac boy. He alone gives us this part of the conversation between our Lord and the afflicted child's father. The poor man had brought his child to the disciples, and found them unable to do anything with him. A torrent of appeal breaks from his lips as soon as the Lord gives
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

July the Ninth Scholars in Christ's School
"He taught His disciples." --MARK ix. 30-37. And my Lord will teach me. He will lead me into "the deep things" of God. There is only one school for this sort of learning, and an old saint called it the Academy of Love, and it meets in Gethsemane and Calvary, and the Lord Himself is the teacher, and there is room in the school for thee and me. But the disciples were not in the mood for learning. They were not ambitious for heavenly knowledge, but for carnal prizes, not for wisdom, but for place.
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

The Lenten Fast.
"This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer."--ST. MARK ix. 29. You remember the narrative from which I have taken this verse. Jesus, as we read, had just come down from the Mount of Transfiguration, and when He was come to the multitude, a certain man besought him saying, "Have mercy on my son, for he is lunatic and sore vexed, and I brought him to Thy disciples, but they could not cure him." Then Jesus rebuked the devil, and the child was cured from that hour. Thereupon His disciples
John Percival—Sermons at Rugby

Cross References
Malachi 4:5
"See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes.

Matthew 11:14
And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come.

Mark 9:10
They kept the matter to themselves, discussing what "rising from the dead" meant.

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